Fall Festivals Around the World!

by 
Living Livita
November 3, 2021
Lantern Festivals

Summer is often considered a festival season. However, fall brings in a lot of exciting events celebrated around the world. There are a lot of festivals happening to ring in the new season.

Here in Ontario, we have a lot of activities happening over autumn. From pumpkin festivals to the Norfolk County Fair and more, residents in retirement homes have a lot to look forward to.

Popular Fall Festival Celebrations

Fall festivals are done in different parts of the world. Each has its own unique backgrounds, themes, and rituals. It showcases the distinct qualities of each culture. Let’s learn about some popular fall festivals today.

1. Diwali, India

Also known as the Festival of Lights. It is one of the major festivals in India, celebrating “the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.” It is celebrated through family gatherings, lighting of lamps, and lavish meals among others.

2. Guy Fawkes Night, United Kingdom

Celebrated every 5th of November in commemoration of the failure of Guy Fawkes’ plot to kill the king. On this day, people go out to light bonfires and set off fireworks.

3. Oktoberfest, Germany

This takes place from late September to early October. It is such a popular fall festival that millions of people travel to Germany each year for this event. Oktoberfest is celebrated with a lot of beer and Bavarian music.

It is so popular that many places all across the world do some sort of Oktoberfest celebration of their own. The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest in Ontario is even billed as Canada’s greatest Bavarian festival.

4. Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, USA

This is one of the largest balloon festivals in the world held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It usually attracts more than 500 balloons each year.

5. Floating Lantern Festival, Thailand

Also called Loi Krathong, this is a festival celebrated by releasing candles into the rivers and floating lanterns into the sky. It is meant to pay respects to the goddess of water.

Going Around the World at Senior Residences “Near Me”

Here at Livita, we believe that a balanced lifestyle is a better lifestyle. Aside from our programs and services, we have plenty of activities that keep our residents engaged. This includes celebrating some of these fall festivals.

Pumpkin carving, celebrating Oktoberfest, and more. These events are what our active seniors can anticipate during the fall season. It’s a great way to have fun at our retirement home while learning about the different festivals around the world.

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