15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now

The way things are right now, a lot of traditional holiday celebrations are taking a bit of a break this year. But that shouldn't stop you from dreaming about what you COULD be doing, if you could travel freely, gather in close groups, and set absolutely everything in sight on fire.

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - Shetland in Scotland throws a flaming Viking parade. Citizens from each town dress as ViSource: BBC

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - September 12 is dedicated to baby-making in Russia. If your baby’s born on Russia Day niSource: NBC News

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - Monks at Thailand’s Wat Bang Phra temple apply tattoos with oversize needles. People thiSource: Reuters

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - To celebrate the New Year, farmers in Nuanquan in China throw molten metal at a wall. ThSource: The Atlantic

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - In Spain, children sing songs to a yule log at Christmas. Specifically, they sing about Source: NPR

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - In Italy, the story goes that La Befana (who looks like a witch) was going to join the TSource: Vatican News

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - This patron saint gets a special festival in the Mexican city that bears his name. VillaSource: New Yorker

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - Australia's Northern Territory celebrates this the first Monday in August. It originatedSource: National Today

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - At midnight, before Easter Sunday, two congegations in the Greek town of Vrontados go toSource: The Atlantic

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - In Basque country, gifts come from Olentzero in December, but he spends the majority of Source: CBC

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - Once a year, the citizens of Rokugo, Japan, hold a bamboo pole battle. After two rounds,Source: ABC

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - A neighborhood in Johannesburg saves its broken furniture and appliances throughout the Source: Wall Street Journal

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - Ivrea, Italy, hosts an annual Battle of the Oranges, featuring 10,000 competitors throwiSource: BBC

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - Once a year, the citizens of Rokugo, Japan, hold a bamboo pole battle. After two rounds,Source: CNN

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15 Amazing Festivals You Wish You Could Celebrate Right Now - Each May, people in the Bolivian city of Macha ritualistically beat one another bloody. Source: Time