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Festivals and Holidays
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.

Chinese New Year
Cinco de Mayo
Day of the Dead
Guy Fawkes Day
Mardi Gras
May Day
New Year festival
Saint Patrick’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
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Image: New York City’s St. Patrick's Day Parade
Image: Children dance in Jerusalem to celebrate Purim

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