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September - Galway Oyster Festival, Ireland

IRELAND | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1415]

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 >

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September - Atlantic Antic, USA

USA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1109] | 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 >

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September - Hermanus Whale Festival, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1600] | 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 >

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September - Cow Ball, Slovenia

SLOVENIA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [2624] | 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 >

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September - Egremont Crab Fair, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1661] | 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 >

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September - Imilchil Wedding Moussem, Morocco

MOROCCO | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [2875] | 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 >

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September - Mid-Autumn Festival, China

CHINA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1874] | 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 >

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September - Janmastami, India

INDIA | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [845] | 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 >

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September - Horn Dance, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1574] | 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 >

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September - Salt Cure, Niger

NIGER | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1986] | 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 >

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September - Joust of the Saracen, Italy

ITALY | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1949] | 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 >

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September - Braemar Gathering, Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1508] | 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 >

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September - Umhlanga (Reed) Dance, Swaziland

SWAZILAND | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [6773] | 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 [1438] | 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 >

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July/August - Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Croatia

CROATIA | Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | Views [2403] | Video

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: July 10 - August 31 Level of Participation: 1 – Sit back, relax, and enjoy the shows, concerts, and performances Description: Each summer, more than 2000 dancers, actors, musicians, writers and artists ... Read more >

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August - Notting Hill Carnival, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [1121] | Video

Location: Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London, England Dates: Last Sunday and Monday in August Level of Participation: 3 – make a costume or float, or just wander along for some jerk chicken and a dance ... Read more >

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August - Famadihana (Turning of the Bones), Madagascar

MADAGASCAR | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [5862] | Video

Location: Hauts plateaux (highlands), Madagascar Dates: Throughout winter (June to September) Level of Participation: 2 – watch the Merina’s unique ritual – and join the attendant party Description: ... Read more >

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August - International Bagpipe Festival, Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [2246] | Video

Location: Strakonice, Písecko, South Bohemia, Czech Republic Dates: Late August, held every two years Level of Participation: 2 – open your ears to the mighty pipe Description: As well as Turkish ... Read more >

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August - Il Palio, Italy

ITALY | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [1017] | Video

Location: Il Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy Dates: 2 July and 16 August Level of Participation: 3 – lay a bet and smell the nervous sweat Description: The Italians’ factional tendencies can be ... Read more >

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August - Elvis Week, USA

USA | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [943] | Video

Location: Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee, USA Dates: One week around 16 August Level of Participation: 4 – join a candlelight vigil at Graceland Description: On the anniversary ... Read more >

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August - Bumba Meu Boi, Brazil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [2003] | Video

Location: São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil Dates: Late June to the second week of August Level of Participation: 3 – heckle the farmer Description: The second week in August is your last chance to ... Read more >

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August - Chung Yuan (Hungry Ghost Festival), China

CHINA | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [3649] | Video

Location: China Dates: Fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month Level of Participation: 4 – sit next to a ghost at dinner Description: For the Chinese, this is ‘Ghost Month’, a time when they ... Read more >

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August - Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [1118] | Video

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Dates: Last three weeks in August Level of Participation: 4 – no sleep till September Description: There could be no better location for the world’s largest arts ... Read more >

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August - La Pourcailhade (Pig Festival), France

FRANCE | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [3753]

Location: Old Market, Trie Sur Baïse, Hautes-Pyrénées, France Dates: Second Sunday in August Level of Participation: 5 – not recommended for dieters Description: The smell of roast pork fills ... Read more >

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August - Qi Xi (Seven Sisters Festival), Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [2215]

Location: Lovers’ Rock, Bowen Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Dates: Seventh day of the seventh lunar month Level of Participation: 2 – see dazzling displays of domestic prowess and gaze at the starry symbols of two lovers ... Read more >

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