You and your family are probably accustomed to your own autumnal traditions. Maybe you visit a corn maze, carve pumpkins, or fill up on cider. It’s great to stick to the classics, but have you ever wondered how people around the world celebrate their fall season? At Wright Hyundai, we love learning about how other parts of the world celebrate different seasons. This year, take your fall celebrations to the next level by trying out one of these cosmopolitan activities.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated all over the world from India to Nepal to Fiji. In honor of Diwali, people hang hundreds of paper lanterns, set off fireworks, and sometimes exchange gifts. Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over the darkness that comes with the fall season.
Dia de los Muertos
Mix up your October celebrations by honoring this Mexican tradition. Dia de los Muertos runs from October 31st to November 2nd and was created to honor the dead. Families visit graves and bring colorful flowers, traditional sugar skulls, and the deceased’s favorite foods. Celebrate at home by painting sugar skulls or making sugar skull masks.
This traditional Thailand and Laos celebrations translates as “to float a basket.” Much like Diwali, Thailand & Laos focus on light penetrating darkness. People gather at rivers to send colorful, lighted, decorated baskets along the river in order to honor the water spirits. This year, you and your family can celebrate Loi Krathong, too, by making your own baskets and sending them down river.