Children’s Day in Turkey

Each society has special holidays. They can be religious, national or cultural, but everybody celebrates them according to their customs. Like each nation, my country, Turkey, has a lot of holidays. Children’s holiday on April 23 is one of those we celebrate with all the world. There are many ways to celebrate that holiday and … Read more

Loy Krathong: Full Moon and Krathongs

Thailand has a lot of festivals. My favorite, Loy Krathong, is one of the most popular ones. In ancient times, Thailand was an agriculture country which had to use water to do agriculture. Thai people believe water is very important. So everyone has to respect the Goddess of water That is the reason to have this custom. … Read more

Festivals and Celebrations in Peru

Peru is a country full of history and traditions where you can enjoy vivid festivals and celebrations all year round. Peru was the Incas’ land. Then, when the Spaniards conquered South America, Peru was the center of the Spanish colony for about 300 years. During that time, Chinese and Negros were also introduced to the … Read more

Mother’s Day in Mexico

In Mexico during the early morning hours of May 10 it is a tradition that many people go to serenade their moms. Either they hire a trio or a mariachi band or they meet with several people to go to sing to their moms. It is customary to have festivals for mothers in schools, where … Read more

Worldwide Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations by Country

 Brazil Brazil’s Famous Carnival Holiday – Renata Pauperio  Bulgaria Legend of the Martenitsa – Rositsa Ruseva  China Torch Day: A Festival of the Yu People – Anonymous  Germany October Fest in Germany – Siggi Siebold  Hong Kong Chung Yueng Festival – Tse-Kin (Pantium) Wong  Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day – Cannelle and Ewa  Japan Setsubun: Bean Throwing Festival – Jun Yoshizawa Shichi-Go San: … Read more