Harvest Festivals Around the World

Harvest Festivals Around the World

by Judie Haynes

Harvest Festivals have been held as long as people have been sowing and gathering food. Show your students how people all over the world celebrate the harvesting of a good crop.

People from various cultures all over the world celebrate the gathering of the harvest. Harvest Festivals have been held as long as people have been sowing and gathering food. For Americans, this harvest festival is held on the fourth Thursday of November and is called Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving feast goes back to 1621 when Pilgrims shared a celebration with the Native Wampanoag People.

Teach your students about the harvest feasts people from other parts of the world celebrate. The following festivals are examples of a few of these celebrations.

Homowo Festival in Ghana

Harvest Moon Festival in China

Chu Suk in Korea

Trung Thu in Vietnam

Holi in India


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