|Home | About | Journals | Submit | Contact Us | Français|
A festival or gala is an event that is ordinarily staged by a local community that centers around and celebrates a unique aspect of that community. Among many religions, a feast is a set of celebrations in honor of God.1
Each population and community has specific rejoicings and feasts.The joy and jubilation in these solemnities alleviate psychology stress and, hence, one’s health. Nevertheless, there are health hazards and risks that are associated with these festivals.
The practices in such festivals vary, as do the patterns of health problems among them. Yet, they share many features. For example, in all festivals, people enjoy traveling to see their relatives and loved ones. Thus, they are a common time for travel-related health problems.
I have also selected bibliographies2-12 to satisfy those readers who wish to know more about this topic.
The author wishes to thank the administrators of King Faisal hospital, Dr Ahmad Faden and Dr Raef Qutob, for their support to this work.