List of harvest festivals

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Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Victoria Park, Hong Kong

This is a list of harvest festivals around the world. A harvest festival is an annual celebration which occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. Given regional differences in climates and crops, harvest festivals can be found at various times throughout the world.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Indian subcontinent[edit]

A traditional vishu kani setting, for the Vishu agricultural festival

Southeast Asia[edit]

Middle East[edit]

  • Hasyl toýy: Turkmenistan: last Sunday in November
  • Mehregan: Iran, Ancient Persia; 2 October
  • Sukkot: Jewish harvest festival lasting eight days in the autumn, in which time is spent in tabernacles or booths

Europe[edit]

Decoration for ‘thanksgiving’ (Erntedank) in a catholic church in Upper Austria.
National Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony in Poland's Jasna Góra Roman Catholic sanctuary in Częstochowa, Poland
Presidential Harvest Festival in Spala, Poland
  • The Presidential Harvest Festival in Spała and Jasna Góra Harvest Festival: Poland, first week of September to begin the first week of October
  • Rtveli: Georgia
  • Samhain: the third and final of three recognized harvest sabbats in Paganism and Wicca; celebration of the end of the harvest season and beginning of the Celtic New Year; 31 October
  • Savior of the Apple Feast Day: Russia, Ukraine; 19 August
  • Spice wreath / Cununa de spice: Romania; July
  • Szüreti Fesztivál or Szüreti Napok: literally "harvest festival" or "harvest days"; celebrated in various rural towns of Hungary
  • Timoleague: annual harvest festival held in August; Tigh Molaige in Irish
  • Ysolo: festival marking the first day of harvest of eggplants in Tirana, Albania

The Americas[edit]

Caribbean[edit]

South America[edit]

References[edit]