The Rath Yatra festival, or chariot pilgrimage.
The Onbara and Gyo-ja Festivals of Japan are profiled.
The town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic celebrates the Five-Petalled Rose Renaissance Festival.
Every May Jews make a pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel for the Lag Baomer celebration commemorating Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
People throw firecrackers at man parading through the streets.
South Korea's Mask Dance Festival.
Boi Bumba is a folklore festival held in Brazil.
Scotland's Highland Games.
The Aborigines celebrate the Garma festival.
The Philippines harvest festivals.
In Sicily, Easter is celebrated with a 20-hour procession with men carrying statues called "Misteri."
Germany's Fastnacht carnival.
Argentina's Fiesta de la Tradicion celebrates the country's gaucho heritage.
Mexicans honor their deceased loved ones with a festival called Dia de los Muertos.
Families celebrate the Thai New Year at the annual Songkran Festival.
Annual festival featuring dances by the Whirling Dervishes.
Residents of Papua New Guinea participate in cultural festivals.
Activities at the Obon and Eisa Festivals in Okinawa, Japan.
The annual Festival de la Virgen de Urupina in Bolivia.
The annual Green River Pageant in Pinedale, Wyo.
Hindus celebrate the Rath Yatra festival in Jagannath Puri on the east coast of India.
Two major festivals in France are held in May, the Medieval Festival in the Champagne Ardennes region and the Gypsy Pilgrimage in Provence.
The U.S. Virgin Islands colorful carnival is showcased; a calypso competition is held; an action-packed parade is featured.
The festival for St. Joseph honors the patron saint of carpenters; giant creations made of wood and paper mache are paraded through the streets.
The Carnaval de Quebec has over 300 activities; the Ice Hotel is featured; dog sleds speed through the woods.
Colorful and unusual traditions of the Mid Autumn Lantern Festival in Hong Kong.