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How the Holiday Season is Celebrated Around the World

By Becky Ferreira Dec 21, 2012

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Pancha Ganapati, India

Ganesha is one of the most influential deities of all time, and it's easy to see why. When an infinitely wise, elephant-headed arts-lover comes along, the least we can do is celebrate his holiday. Pancha Ganapati is a festival lasting from Dec 21-25 that honors this god and his plentiful limbs. To celebrate it, build a shrine to Ganesha and reflect on how to improve yourself in the New Year. Pictured: Ganesha being awesome.

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