7 coolest festivals of light other than Diwali celebrated around the world

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Illuminating lights, bustling firecrackers, gifts and lots of fun- these can only be fulfilled by one of the most beautiful festivals of India, Diwali. This festival gives a moment of pride for the diverse India. But if you were thinking that Diwali is the only festival of light, then you are all this while. Let’s look at some of the RentMantra’s suggested coolest festivals of lights around the world:

1. Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

This festival is celebrated with pomp and joy in Japan. In this colorful parades are held across the city of Aomori with huge nebutas lit up along with traditional Japanese music playing in the background.

2. Las Fellas

This is a very unique and fun-filled festival of Spain. It is a festival of fire which commemorates a feast day given in the honor of St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters.

3. Festival of Lights, Lyon

This is a festival of France and which is celebrated with joy and pomp for four days. The citizens illuminate seal with traditional candles and the whole city of Lyon is decorated innovatively every year.

4. Hanukkah

It is a very important festival of Jews in which they commemorate the rededication of their holy temple in Jerusalem. It is celebrated for 8 days.

5. Festival of Lights, Berlin

This festival was started by Brigit Zander in 2005, and now it has turned into a huge tourist attraction. It is celebrated in the month of October, and the whole city of Berlin is transformed into multihued illuminated artifacts.

6. East Peoria Festival of Lights

This is 2 month long festival is celebrated with joy and pomp in the city of Pretoria. It is a thanksgiving festival which usually begins in November and goes till January.

7. Lantern Festival of China

This festival is also known as shangyuan festival and it marks the end of Chinese new year. In this, red lanterns are hanged throughout the country, making it the most colourful and must-attend festival.

 

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