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Trip: October

There are [18] stories from my trip: October


Inside World Festivals: Oktoberfest

GERMANY | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [2766]

Oktoberfest: The World's Largest Fair There is perhaps nothing that epitomizes the perception of German and Bavarian cultures as that of Oktoberfest.   Officially the world’s largest fair, Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, ... Read more >

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October - Moulid of Sayyed Ahmed Al-Badawi, Egypt

EGYPT | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1921] | Video

Location: Tanta, Egypt Dates: At the end of the cotton harvest in late October Level of Participation: 2 – wander among snake charmers and entranced Sufis Description: One of Egypt’s most important ... Read more >

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October - Fantasy Fest, USA

USA | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1467] | Video

Location: Duval St, Key West, Florida, USA Dates: 10 days ending on the last Sunday in October Level of Participation: 5 – indulge your wildest fantasies Description: One of the most outrageous ... Read more >

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October - Halloween, USA

USA | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [4049]

Location: New York City, New York, USA Dates: 31 October Level of Participation: 5 – dress up and explore your dark side Description: The shrill cry of ‘trick or treat’ from children on the ... Read more >

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October - Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages), Japan

JAPAN | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1044] | Video

Location: Kyoto Gosho, Kyoto, Japan Dates: 22 October Level of Participation: 2 – shed a tear for Kyoto’s former glory Description: Compared with the former Japanese capital’s other major ... Read more >

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October - Divali (Festival of the Lights), India

INDIA | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [793] | Video

Location: Mumbai, India Dates: Fifteenth day of the Indian lunar month of Kartika (October/November) Level of Participation: 2 – watch India light up Description: Having celebrated Krishna’s ... Read more >

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October - River Festivals, Laos, Cambodia & Thailand

LAOS | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1600] | Video

Location: Laos, Cambodia and Thailand Dates: Full moon in late October or early November Level of Participation: 3 – send a boat to Naga Description: Also known as Ok Watsa, Laos’ Awk Phansa ... Read more >

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October - Bridge Day, USA

USA | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [576] | Video

Location: New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia, USA Dates: Third Sunday in October Level of Participation: 2 – watch the daredevils plummet Description: It’s the world’s largest extreme-sports ... Read more >

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October - MassKara Festival, Philippines

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1552] | Video

Location: Bacolod,  Negros Occidental , Philippines Dates: Weekend nearest 19 October Level of Participation: 3 – smile with the masked masses Description: MassKara’s name is a fusion of ... Read more >

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October - El Senor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles), Peru

PERU | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [2487] | Video

Location: Lima, Peru Dates: 18, 28 and 29 October Level of Participation: 3 – slip into something purple and hit the streets Description: This procession of hundreds of thousands of people ... Read more >

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October - Entenrennen (Duck Race), Germany

GERMANY | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1496] | Video

Location: Alleenbrücke , Tübingen, Germany Dates: Early October Level of Participation: 4 – try your luck in the bobbing derby Description: It’s not exactly Running of the Bulls. Indeed, the ... Read more >

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October - Cirio de Nazare, Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [2831] | Video

Location: Praça Justo Chermont, Belém, Brazil Dates: Second weekend in October Level of Participation: 3 – join the human surge to the basilica Description: The largest festival on the River ... Read more >

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October - Matchmaking Festival, Ireland

IRELAND | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1010] | Video

Location: Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland Dates: Last Friday in August to first Sunday in October Level of Participation: 5 – take the opportunity to pick an Irish rose Description: ... Read more >

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October - Vegetarian Festival, Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1267] | Video

Location: Jui Tui temple, Th Ranong, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand Dates: First nine days of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar (late September/early October) Level of Participation: 3 – receive fruit from ... Read more >

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October - Durbar, Nigeria

NIGERIA | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1165] | Video

Location: Emir Palace Road, Kano, Nigeria Dates: End of Ramadan Level of Participation: 2 – watch the colourful cavalry Description: Throughout the Islamic world, the Eid al-Fitr festival is ... Read more >

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October - Ghadames Date Festival, Libya

LIBYA | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1602] | Video

Location: Old city, Ghadames, Libya Dates: Three days in October Level of Participation: 4 – dates and dancing in the desert Description: At the end of the date harvest in Ghadames, Libyans ... Read more >

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October - Combat des Reines (Fight of the Queens), Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1134] | Video

Location: Martigny, Valais, Switzerland Dates: First week in October Level of Participation: 2 – watch the queens do battle Description: Switzerland’s Valais region is famous for its pistes ... Read more >

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October - Oktoberfest, Germany

GERMANY | Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | Views [11266]

Oktoberfest. Photo by [46137], Flickr.com Location: Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany Dates: 16 days from late September to early October Level of Participation: 5 - messier than a stag night Description: In 1810, a horse race was held ... Read more >

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