Hanukkah


Hanukkah

Hanukkah חֲנֻכָּה‬ - Jewish festival called "Lights" commemorating the victory of the Maccabees on the Seleucids - The fact of lighting a chandelier with nine branches marks the miracle of the vial of oil that would have burned eight days although it contained only a day of feeding. Various rites are attached to it, especially a set of spinning tops - Hag HaHanoukka is in Hebrew the "Feast of the Edification".


Hanoucca חֲנֻכָּה‬ - Une fête juive commémorant la réinauguration du Deuxième Temple à Jérusalem.


Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, "holy month par excellence," during which the Qur'an began to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is the month of fasting (or saum ), one of the five pillars of Islam.

Halloween


Halloween

Halloween – A celebration held on 31 October, the eve of the Christian feast of All Hallows' Day (Etym. Hallows' Evening or All Saints' Eve) which (for many scholars) stems from the Celtic festival Samhain marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.


Halloween – Fête qui se tient le 31 octobre, veille de la fête chrétienne de la Toussaint et qui (pour de nombreux érudits) découle de la fête celtique de Samhain marquant la fin de la saison des récoltes et le début de l'hiver.

Dia de Muertos


Dia de Muertos

Día de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico. UNESCO Intangible Heritage 2008... "As practised by the indigenous communities of Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. The festivities take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. This period also marks the completion of the annual cycle of cultivation of maize, the country’s predominant food crop."

Kanuma Aki Matsuri


Kanuma Aki Matsuri

As autumn comes,
Confrontation of large carved chariots (Yatai)
Through a musical battle (Buttsuke)
Musical groups competing
During the Kanuma Buttsuke Aki Matsuri 鹿沼ぶっつけ秋祭り

Said to have begun during the terrible drought of 1608
Offering prayers for peace and good harvest
To the local guardian deity
A moment of joy, music and dance
Designated in Japan as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property


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