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We were all born and one day we will all die, a concept that Dia de los Muertos helps us acknowledge and internalize, so that we may live our lives with more awareness and meaning. Text is copyright protected © Thaneeya LLC: http://www.celebrate-day-of-the-dead.com/#ixzz2jLUqKE7T

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead Celebrations around Los Angeles

We were all born and one day we will all die, a concept that Dia de los Muertos helps us acknowledge and internalize, so that we may live our lives with more awareness and meaning. Text is copyright protected © Thaneeya LLC: http://www.celebrate-day-of-the-dead.com/#ixzz2jLUqKE7T

Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling Festival in England. The basic premise is that you chase the cheese down the hill-the winner gets the cheese!

Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling Festival in England. The basic premise is that you chase the cheese down the hill-the winner gets the cheese!

Mardi Gras is the annual Carnival celebration held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Beginning in January, New Orleans starts a variety of festivities that culminate with Mardi Gras Day, or Fat Tuesday -- the day before Ash Wednesday and Lent. For about two weeks before Fat Tuesday, residents and visitors alike enjoy dozens of parades with imaginative floats bearing costumed party-goers, who toss colored beads and other trinkets into the cheering crowds.

Mardi Gras is the annual Carnival celebration held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Beginning in January, New Orleans starts a variety of festivities that culminate with Mardi Gras Day, or Fat Tuesday -- the day before Ash Wednesday and Lent. For about two weeks before Fat Tuesday, residents and visitors alike enjoy dozens of parades with imaginative floats bearing costumed party-goers, who toss colored beads and other trinkets into the cheering crowds.

Keene Pumpkin Festival Oct. 22, Keene, N.H. It's not just trying to set a world record for most lit pumpkins - although there's that, too - the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival also features hayrides, a pie-eating contest, and a seed-spitting contest.

Keene Pumpkin Festival Oct. 22, Keene, N.H. It's not just trying to set a world record for most lit pumpkins - although there's that, too - the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival also features hayrides, a pie-eating contest, and a seed-spitting contest.

In Lerwick, the capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands, a fire festival named Up Helly Aa is held every January to mark the end of the yule season.  Participants called guizers celebrate their Norse heritage, dressing in Viking gear and marching through town with battle axes and torches as they drag a ceremonial Viking longboat. At the end of the procession, the guizers hurl their torches onto the longboat and set it ablaze.

In Lerwick, the capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands, a fire festival named Up Helly Aa is held every January to mark the end of the yule season. Participants called guizers celebrate their Norse heritage, dressing in Viking gear and marching through town with battle axes and torches as they drag a ceremonial Viking longboat. At the end of the procession, the guizers hurl their torches onto the longboat and set it ablaze.

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