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Pritha Manchanda Sep 19 2014

Which are the famous festival of lights around the world?

Reema Bhalla Sep 19 2014
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There are many festival of lights around the world and each is celebrated in a unique way. These beautiful festivals bring with them happiness, colours and vibrancy no matter which part of the world they are celebrated in!

Vivid Sydney

This is annual outdoor cultural festival held in May-June. Beautiful light installations and projections make Sydney come alive and look even more spectacular. The Sydney Harbour and Opera House are especially not to be missed during this magnificent festival. Musical performances by local and international artists add to the festive spirit.

Photo by Paxtons Camera Video Digital

Fête des Lumières, Lyons

This beautiful festival of lights,in Lyons, France, celebrates the city’s heritage and takes place over 4 days In early December. Tourists come from all over the world to see the buildings, river banks and parks beautifully decorated and lit up in different coloured lights. It is also madatory for the residents of Lyons to light candles on their window sills during this festival.

Photo by Clara Giraud

Festival of Lights, Berlin

Come October and Berlin’s streets, historical structures and famous landmarks come alive during this amazing festival of lights. Projections and light installations are used to transform all the famous landmarks of Berlin, such as Bradenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral into dazzling structures.

Photo by d3us

Diwali, India

The Indian festival of lights is celebrated to symbolize the homecoming of Lord Rama after a 14 year long exile. Lakshmi Puja is an an important aspect of Diwali celebrations in India. People pray for the prosperity of the household during this puja. Diwali is celebrated by lighting diyas, making rangolis, exchanging sweets and, of course, bursting lots of fireworks.

Photo by Sriram Jagannathan

Yuanxiao Festival, China

The Yuanxiao or Lantern Festival of China marks the last day of the lunar new year and is the official ending to the new year celebrations. Beautiful lanterns can be seen everywhere--from homes to beautifully decorated streets.

Photo by Augapfel

Loykrathong Festival, Thailand

The evening of the 12th full moon of the traditional Thai lunar calendar is celebrated as the Loykrathong Festival in Thailand. Thousands of floating candles and incense sticks are set afloat on rivers and beautiful sky lanterns are released in the air.

Photo by John Fedrick

These are some of the most beautiful festival of lights around the world.
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