Festival Photos of the Week (WION Edge)

The most interesting and powerful photo stories of festivals around the world this week

People admire illuminations featuring the theme of "Canyon d'Azur" (Blue Canyon)

People admire illuminations featuring the theme of "Canyon d'Azur" (Blue Canyon) at Caretta Illumination in Tokyo.

Atmosphere at the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Hollywood Boulevard

Atmosphere at the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood

Visitors are pictured at the Christmas market in Heidelberg, southern Germany

Visitors are pictured at the Christmas market in Heidelberg, southern Germany

A Nepalese Hindu devotee offers various plant seeds during the Bala chaturdashi festival at the Pashupatinath temple

A Nepalese Hindu devotee offers various plant seeds during the Bala chaturdashi festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu Devotees sow seven kinds of seeds around the temple premises in the name of departed family members in observance of the festival.

This picture shows a theatre set displayed for the exhibition entilted "Festivities And Entertainment At Court" at

This picture shows a theatre set displayed for the exhibition entilted "Festivities And Entertainment At Court" at the Palace of Versailles.

Residents look at an eight-metre-tall wicker puppet from the French cultural group L?Homme Debout

Residents look at an eight-metre-tall wicker puppet from the French cultural group L?Homme Debout as it walks past colonial buildings during the Mingalabar Festival in central Yangon.

A farmer walks in an alley in Charolles, on the opening day of the Festival Du Boeuf Charolais

A farmer walks in an alley in Charolles, on the opening day of the Festival Du Boeuf Charolais (Charolais Beef Festival).

Indian members of the Naga tribe perform during the annual Hornbill Festival at Kisama village

Indian members of the Naga tribe perform during the annual Hornbill Festival at Kisama village, some 15 kms from Kohima, the capital of the northeastern state of Nagaland.

Buildings are illuminated in Lyon, France during the 18th edition of the Festival of Lights

Buildings are illuminated in Lyon, France during the 18th edition of the Festival of Lights (Fete des Lumieres).

Kashmiri Muslims converge on the Hazratbal, a single domed facade white marble shrine which houses

Kashmiri Muslims converge on the Hazratbal, a single domed facade white marble shrine which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad, on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, in Srinagar.

Malaysian children from the ethnic Indonesian Bawean community compete for prizes by climbing a pole called

Malaysian children from the ethnic Indonesian Bawean community compete for prizes by climbing a pole called "panjat pinang", smeared with butter at Kampung Sungai Kertas, a village in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.