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Enjoying life in the West
Published February 17th 2015
Keep your eyes peeled for these festivals
Social, gregarious orange.

Daring, exuberant orange.

Frivolous, cheeky orange.

Adventurous, flamboyant orange.

Loud, lucky and wealthy orange.

Is there any wonder that orange is associated with some of the world's most fascinating festivals?

Chinese New Year

During Chinese New Year, oranges, tangerines and mandarins, symbolising luck and wealth, are given as gifts. Potted orange trees decorate doorways ushering in prosperity for the new year.

Oranges, mandarins, Chinese New Year, festival, luck, wealth, prosperity
Chinese New Year: courtesy of Pixabay


In the West, orange is the colour of Halloween; Jack O'lanterns and pumpkins adorn homes.
Pumpkin, Halloween, jack o lantern
Pumpkins at Halloween: courtesy of Pixabay

Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea, Italy

Oranges become projectiles, in a battle between factions in a massive, annual food fight.
Battle of the oranges, Ivrea, Italy, festival
Mercenari's battle of oranges taken from Santo Stefano Tower in Ivrea: photo by Lupo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Fete de Citron, Menton, France

Oranges and lemons become works of art each February in Menton.

Fete du citron
Fete du Citron: photo by Perline courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Fete du Citron
Fete du a Citron: photo by Perline courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival, Japan

Sometimes, orange is present due to the nature of the festival, such as a festival to acknowledge the seasons and to appreciate the autumn leaves.
Japan autumn leaves
Autumn leaves in Japan: photo by 663highland courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Redhead Day, Breda, Netherlands

From spectacular autumn leaves to stunning redheads in Netherlands.
Redhead Day
Girls waving at Redhead Day 2010 in Catharinastraat, Breda: photo by Eddy Van 3000 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, Taiwan

Lanterns, glowing orange, float skyward in Taiwan's lantern festival.
Pingxi Sky lantern festival
Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival: photo by Lenovo-lin courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Up Helly Aa Festival, Scotland

Festivals with fire glow with hypnotic bright orange flames.

Up helly aa
Burning the galley at Uyeasound Up Helly Aa Guises throw their torches onto the galley: photo by Mike Pennington courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Never dull, orange has spirit, warmth and strength.
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Those orange structures are incredible.
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