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Trip: November

There are [18] stories from my trip: November


November - Lopburi Banquet, Thailand

THAILAND | Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 | Views [1700] | Video

Location: Lopburi, Thailand Dates: One day in November Level of Participation: 1 – watch the monkeys dine in style Description: In Lopburi, 90km north of Bangkok, take extra care of your valuables, ... Read more >

Tags: lopburi banquet, thailand, travel-safety, world festivals


November - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexico

MEXICO | Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | Views [3349] | Video

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico Dates: 1–2 November Level of Participation: 3 – everyone’s invited to the party, even the dead Description: Mexico’s carnivalesque remembrance of departed souls is ... Read more >

Tags: dia de los muertos, mexico, world festivals. travel-safety


November - Bonfire Night, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | Views [2461] | Video

Location: High St, Lewes, East Sussex, England Dates: 5 November Level of Participation: 3 – warm your hands on the fire and don’t mention religion Description: Bonfire Night is a classically ... Read more >

Tags: bonfire night, england, travel-safety, uk, world festivals


Inside World Festivals: Boun That Luang (Pha That Luang Festival)

LAOS | Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | Views [6810] | Video

Festival Information Boun That Luang is a Lao Buddhist celebration and the largest national holiday in Laos. The festival is held in the capital Vientiane over three days during the full moon of November, the twelfth lunar month. Pha That Luang dates ... Read more >

Tags: boun that luang, buddhist festivals, laos, national holidays, pha that luang festival, safety tips, special events, world events, world festivals


November - Día de la Tradición, Argentina

ARGENTINA | Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | Views [20809] | Comments [2] | Video

Location: San Antonio de Areco, Argentina Dates: the weekend of November 10th Level of Participation: 3 – show up for the carnival scene ready to eat, dance, and join in the gaucho culture Description: Día de la Tradición ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, asado, buenos aires, culture, gaucho, world festivals


November - Mombasa Carnival, Kenya

KENYA | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [4856]

Location: Moi Avenue, Mombasa, Kenya Dates: November Level of Participation: 2 – boogie alongside a Swahili float Description: This street party cranks up the multicultural energy that normally ... Read more >

Tags: kenya, mombasa carival, world festivals


November - Tori-No-Ichi (Day of the Rooster), Japan

JAPAN | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [1669] | Video

Location: Otori shrines, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan Dates: Every 12 days in November Level of Participation: 2 – buy a rake for luck Description: Taking place on the Days of the Rooster (according ... Read more >

Tags: day of the rooster, japan, world festivals


November - Surin Elephant Round-Up, Thailand

THAILAND | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [1247] | Video

Location: Sri Narong Stadium, Surin, Thailand Dates: Third weekend in November Level of Participation: 2 – cheer as an elephant scores a goal Description: Thousands of Thais and travellers stampede ... Read more >

Tags: surin elephant round-up, thailand, world festivals


November - Pushkar Camel Mela, India

INDIA | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [1731] | Video

Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan, India Dates: The festival concludes on the full moon of the Hindu lunar month of Kartika, which falls in October or November Level of Participation: 3 – wander the camel grounds, ride the ... Read more >

Tags: india, pushkar camel fair, world festivals


November - Rabechilbi Turnip Festival, Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [3283] | Comments [1]

Location: Richterswil, Switzerland Dates: Second Saturday in November Level of Participation: 1 – praise the queen of root vegetables Description: Apart from being used as a phallic plot device ... Read more >

Tags: rabechilbi turnip festival, switzerland, world festivals


November - Pirate Festival, Cayman Islands

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [1580] | Video

Location: George Town Harbour, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Dates: Ten days in mid-November Level of Participation: 3 – don an eyepatch and a hook Description: The only festival to take place ... Read more >

Tags: cayman islands, pirate festival, world festivals


November - Festa del Cornuto, Italy

ITALY | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [5032]

Location: Rocca Canterano, Italy Dates: November Level of Participation: 2 – watch the actors lampoon the love-sick Description: With all that unbridled passion flowing in Italy, there have ... Read more >

Tags: italy, world festivals


November - Fete Gede, Haiti

HAITI | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [7437]

Location: National Cemetery, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Dates: 1–2 November Level of Participation: 5 – dance with the dead Description: The Voodoo festival of Fete Gede is the religion’s version ... Read more >

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November - La Diablada, Peru

PERU | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [2909] | Video

Location: Puno, Peru Dates: Week leading up to 5 November Level of Participation: 2 – demons on Lake Titicaca Description: There are various stories about the roots of La Diablada, in which men ... Read more >

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November - Cooper Capers, USA

USA | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [1237]

Location: Merwin Village Road, Ariel, Washington, USA Dates: Saturday after Thanksgiving Level of Participation: 4 – join the guessing game Description: Code-named ‘Norjak’ by the FBI, it’s America’s ... Read more >

Tags: cooper capers, usa, world festivals


November - Nanak Jayanti, India

INDIA | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [1017] | Video

Location: Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India Dates: Indian lunar month of Aghan (November/December) Level of Participation: 3 – celebrate Guru Nanak’s birthday Description: Among the prakash ... Read more >

Tags: india, nanak jayanti, world festivals


November - Thanksgiving, USA

USA | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [1072] | Video

Location: New York City, New York, USA Dates: Fourth Thursday in November Level of Participation: 2 – eat another drumstick and watch the parade Description: Thanksgiving is a most renowned ... Read more >

Tags: thanksgiving, usa, world festivals


November - Perang Topat (Rice Cake War), Indonesia

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [2225]

Location: Lingsar, Lombok, Indonesia Dates: Sixth full moon in the Sasak calendar (November/December) Level of Participation: 2 –unity through rice adversity Description: At this quirky harvest ... Read more >

Tags: indonesia, rica cake war, world festivals