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Trip: September

There are [20] stories from my trip: September


September - Burning Man, USA

USA | Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | Views [9114] | Comments [1]

Burning Man. Photo by [lightmatter], Flickr.com Location: Black Rock Desert, Gerlach, Nevada Dates: Week prior to and including Labor Day weekend (first Monday in September) Level of Participation: 5 - stay alive in the desert and contribute ... Read more >

Tags: burning man, concerts, usa, world festivals


September - Dasain, Nepal

NEPAL | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Views [4100] | Video

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal Dates: Fifteen days ending on the full moon in late September/early October Level of Participation: 2 – steel yourself for mass sacrifices and a procession of swords   Description:... Read more >

Tags: dasain, nepal, world festivals


September - Henley-on-Todd Regatta, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Views [29912] | Video

Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia Dates: Saturday at the end of August/beginning of September Level of Participation: 5 – get ready for the desert challenge Description: ... Read more >

Tags: australia, henley-on-todd regatta, world festivals


Inside World Festivals: Galway Oyster Festival

IRELAND | Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | Views [2514] | Video

Each year at the end of September thousands of tourists and local food enthusiasts gather to take part in the Galway Oyster Festival in Galway City, Ireland, one of the most celebrated festivals worldwide.  Guests compete for the record of who can ... Read more >

Tags: food festivals, galway, ireland, irish festivals, oysters, world festivals, world records


September - Farm Aid, USA

USA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1162] | Video

Location: Varies each year around the USA Dates: One day in September Level of Participation: 2 – play along on your air guitar Description: The longest-running series of benefit concerts in ... Read more >

Tags: farm aid, usa, world festivals


September - Festival of the Virgin of Mercy, Spain

SPAIN | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [2743] | Video

Location: Barcelona, Spain Dates: Four days around 24 September Level of Participation: 2 – join the Catalan party as Barcelona is overrun with giants, devils and human pyramids Description: ... Read more >

Tags: festival of the virgin of mercy, spain, world festivals


September - Galway Oyster Festival, Ireland

IRELAND | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1304]

Location: Nimmo’s Pier, Galway City, County Galway, Ireland Dates: Last full weekend in September Level of Participation: 4 – you’ll never want to see an oyster again Description: The Galway ... Read more >

Tags: galway oyster festival, ireland, world festivals


September - Atlantic Antic, USA

USA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [983] | Video

Location: Brooklyn, New York City, USA Dates: Last weekend in September Level of Participation: 2 – stroll with the Brooklynites   Description: This 33-year-old street party is one of the ... Read more >

Tags: atlantic antic, usa, world festivals


September - Hermanus Whale Festival, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1504] | Video

Location: Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa Dates: Last week in September Level of Participation: 3 – put an eye to a telescope Description: Situated near Africa’s southernmost tip, Hermanus ... Read more >

Tags: hermanus whale festival, south africa, world festivals


September - Cow Ball, Slovenia

SLOVENIA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [2384] | Video

Location: Bohinj, Slovenia Dates: Sunday in mid-September Level of Participation: 3 – a ticket to the bovine ball   Description: Kitsch, possibly of the unintentional kind, comes out to ... Read more >

Tags: cow ball, slovenia, world festivals


September - Egremont Crab Fair, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1501] | Video

Location: Egremont, Cumbria, England Dates: Third Saturday in September Level of Participation: 4 – take the gurn challenge Description: This Cumbrian fest is one of the world’s oldest fairs, ... Read more >

Tags: egremont crab fair, england, world festivals


September - Imilchil Wedding Moussem, Morocco

MOROCCO | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [2671] | Comments [1] | Video

Location: Imilchil, Morocco Dates: Three days around the third week in September Level of Participation: 2 – get caught up in the romance in the Atlas Mountains Description: Like the Cure ... Read more >

Tags: imilchil wedding moussem, morocco, world festivals


September - Mid-Autumn Festival, China

CHINA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1756] | Video

Location: China Dates: Fifteenth day of the eight lunar month Level of Participation: 2 – gaze at the woman in the moon Description: Also called the Moon Cake Festival, China’s harvest festival ... Read more >

Tags: china, mid-aurumn festival, world festivals


September - Janmastami, India

INDIA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [781] | Video

Location: Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India Dates: Indian lunar month of Bhadra (August/September) Level of Participation: 3 – offer puja (prayer) with the pilgrims Description: Held on the ... Read more >

Tags: india, janmastami, world festivals


September - Horn Dance, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1457] | Video

Location: Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England Dates: Wakes Monday (first Monday after the first Sunday after 4 September) Level of Participation: 2 – glimpse an 800-year-old pagan dance involving unwieldy antlers ... Read more >

Tags: england, horn dance, world festivals


September - Salt Cure, Niger

NIGER | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1693] | Video

Location: Tegguidda-n-Tessoum, In-Gall, Niger Dates: A week in the first half of September Level of Participation: 3 – make an extreme journey to the deepest Sahara to watch a beauty contest Description:... Read more >

Tags: niger, salt cure, world festivals


September - Joust of the Saracen, Italy

ITALY | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1823] | Video

Location: Grande Piazza, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy Dates: Penultimate Saturday in June and first Sunday in September Level of Participation: 3 – don some breeches and watch the jousters charge Description:... Read more >

Tags: italy, joust of the saracen, world festivals


September - Braemar Gathering, Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1410] | Video

Location: Memorial Park, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Dates: First Saturday in September Level of Participation: 4 – climb Morrone or down a dram Description: Caber-tossing can be seen throughout ... Read more >

Tags: braemar gathering, scotland, world festivals


September - Umhlanga (Reed) Dance, Swaziland

SWAZILAND | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [6469] | Video

Location: Lobamba, Swaziland Dates: Late August/early September Level of Participation: 2 – join Swazi royalty and watch the debutantes’ ball in the bush Description: Swaziland may be a pint-... Read more >

Tags: reed dance, swaziland, world festivals


September - Regata Storica (Historic Regatta), Italy

ITALY | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1352] | Video

Location: Castello, Venice, Italy Dates: First Sunday in September Level of Participation: 2 – watch the Venetians row like it’s 1489 Description: These rowing races on the Grand Canal commemorate ... Read more >

Tags: italy, regata storica, world festivals