There are hundreds of festivals celebrated across the world and each has its own importance, message, spirit of celebration, method of celebration and purpose. Of these festivals, there are many festivals which come within the category of a ‘fire festival’ where fire has a really important role to play.
These fire festivals are celebrated all across the world but in different ways and different use of fire in each of them. The following are the most popular fire festivals in the world:
Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on 5th November every year in England and is one of the most popular fire festivals in the world. Daizenji Tamataregu Shrine’s “Oniyo” (fire festival) is another popular fire festival in the world and is celebrated in Japan in early January every year.
Jeongwol Daeboreum Deulbul festival is a fire festival celebrated in South Korea on an island called ‘jeju’. Diwali is a popular fire festival celebrated in India which marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.
Some other fire festivals celebrated across the world are Quema del Diablo in Guatemala, Samhain in Ireland, Ottery St Mary celebrated in Devon, England, Up Helly aa celebrated in Scotland, Bonfire night celebrated in Newfoundland and Sadeh which is a fire festival celebrated in Iran.