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Festivals
Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year both fall in February this year. Like other festivals, they usually are celebrated with colorful parades and special foods.
Click on the links below to explore Britannica’s coverage of the great variety of festivals and holidays that are celebrated throughout the world.

Festivals
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Chinese New Year
Cinco de Mayo
Day of the Dead
Diwali
Guy Fawkes Day
Halloween
Holi
Mardi Gras
May Day
New Year festival
Purim
Saint Patrick’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
 
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