Lists of festivals

This is a list of festival-related list articles on Wikipedia. A festival is an event ordinarily staged by a community, centering on and celebrating some unique aspect of that community and its traditions, often marked as a local or national holiday, mela, or eid. A festival is a special occasion of feasting or celebration, usually with a religious focus. Aside from religion, and sometimes folklore, another significant origin is agricultural. Food (and consequently agriculture) is so vital that many festivals are associated with harvest time. Religious commemoration and thanksgiving for good harvests are blended in events that take place in autumn such as Halloween in the northern hemisphere and Easter in the southern.

Sublists by locale




Sublists by type or topic

Cultural, Religious, and/or Folk

The following lists are for cultural festivals by culture, with location of origin:

Seasonal or region-related

Fairs, expositions, and shows


Theater, dance, and performing arts

Flower and/or garden


Film and television

Food and drink

See also

External links

  • Media related to Festivals at Wikimedia Commons
  • Media related to Fairs at Wikimedia Commons

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