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Harvest festivals of the world

 

Onam
Indian women, dressed in traditional attire, pose in front of a flower arrangement called 'Pookalam' during Onam celebrations (Pic - AFP)


Mid-Autumn festival
Visitors look at a floating lantern, in the shape of a dragon, during the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations at a park in Beijing. Mid-Autumn festival is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. (Pic - AFP)


Thanksgiving


The Thanksgiving Turkey float during the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The first Thanksgiving at Plymouth was held in 1914 after a successful growing season. The tradition has continued ever since. (Pic - AFP)


Kadayawan
Spectators watch two horses duel to win the affection of a mare who is also inside the ring during the Kadayawan festival in Davao city, Phillipines. The festival is a celebration of life, culture, nature and the bounties of harvest. (Pic - AFP)


Mehregan
Zoroastrian women stand in font of traditional offerings during the Mehregan celebrations in Tehran, Iran. (Pic - AFP)




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