1: Diwali, India - Colorful lights, fireworks, and sweets mark this Hindu festival of lights.

2: Hanukkah, Israel - Eight days of menorah lighting and traditional foods like latkes and sufganiyot.

3: Christmas, Germany - Christmas markets, Nutcracker ballet, and decorating evergreen trees.

4: Kwanzaa, USA - Celebrates African heritage through candle lighting, feasting, and storytelling.

5: Songkran, Thailand - Water fights, temple visits, and making merit during the Thai New Year.

6: Carnaval, Brazil - Samba parades, colorful costumes, and street parties before Lent.

7: Chinese New Year, China - Fireworks, dragon dances, and family reunions to welcome the new year.

8: Eid al-Fitr, Indonesia - Breaking the fast with feasts, prayers, and giving to charity.

9: Oktoberfest, Germany - Beer tents, folk music, and traditional Bavarian clothing during the world's largest beer festival.