At Wright Chevrolet Buick GMC, we love to learn how different areas of the world do things. Have you ever wondered whether they have Halloween in Mexico, or whether the people on the other side of the planet have their own fall traditions? Here are three corners of the world with their own distinct fall celebrations.
In Thailand & Laos, the fall season is the time for one special water-related tradition. Loi Krathong, which means “to float a basket,” was originally created as a way to pay respects to the water spirits. Participants decorate baskets with colors and lights, and release them on the river where they float away.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Your very own country has its own special traditions across the different states. In New Mexico, people gather in Albuquerque from all over each October to watch as hundreds and hundreds of hot air balloons sail towards the sky. It’s the largest hot air balloon festival in the world, and a sight worth seeing.
Dia de los Muertos
When we’re celebrating Halloween, folks in Mexico are beginning their three-day celebration of Dia de los Muertos which runs from October 31st to November 2nd. This celebration honors the deceased and celebrates life at the same time. Families place bright colored flowers, sugar skulls, and other trinkets on graves, and wear bright clothing as a reminder of the gift of life.