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Popular Travel Site Shares International Holidays to Add to Your Bucket List


While North Americans enjoy traditions such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, both of which are exotic and enticing to visitors from abroad, urges travellers to think beyond America's shores with their list of 9 International Holidays You Must Experience Once In Your Lifetime.

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The list includes celebrations and traditions from several continents and many different cultures. Here's a taste of what it has in store:

9. Bonfire Night (England)

Leave it to the British to take an act of treason and morph it into an excuse for a party. After the failed Gunpowder Plot and conviction of Guy Fawkes for attempting to blow up Parliament, people in England began to celebrate the averted tragedy with Bonfire Night, which includes a bonfire that burns an effigy called The Guy, the wearing of masks, fireworks displays, and the consumption of treats such as Parkin cake, roasted marshmallows, and sausages.

8. Robbie Burns Night (Scotland)

A slightly less raucous atmosphere typifies the celebration of the birthday of legendary Scots poet Robert Burns. Burns Night is traditionally marked by a Burns Supper, which includes haggis, the recitation of poetry, and the singing of Burns' Auld Lang Syne.

7. St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig (Ireland)

Many other destinations celebrate St. Paddy's Day with gusto, but none equal the experience of spending it in Dublin. Partying is naturally a big part of the celebrations, but to fully partake in the scene one should also get in on some of the other aspects of St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, such as watching the parade, attending sporting events, and enjoying traditional Irish music.

6. Chinese New Year - 春節 (China)

Chinese New Year celebrations occur at the lunar new year with lanterns and impressive decorations everywhere. It is traditional to give gifts in red envelopes and set off firecrackers, but the spirit of Chinese New Year is about forgiveness, renewal, and good fortune.

The top five are already on a great many bucket lists for sure, but may also hold some surprises with festivities that travellers simply cannot miss out on. Visit's travel blog to uncover the final five incredible international holidays.


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