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  • Karnataka: Hampi Festival

    Karnataka: Hampi Festival

    All day
    01/11/2019-03/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Hampi in Karnataka was once the flourishing capital of the glorious Vijayanagar Empire which was one of the greatest empires of the Indian history. The city, now almost in ruins comes alive with a lot of color, music and dance once a year, during the Hampi Festival.

    Dates: TBA (Nov)

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  • Rajasthan: Pushkar Camel Fair

    Rajasthan: Pushkar Camel Fair

    All day
    04/11/2019-12/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Held each November at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon, Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences, a spectacle on an epic scale, attracting thousands of camels, horses and cattle and visited by over 400,000 people over a period of around fourteen days with a multi-day livestock fair and cultural fête held in the town of Pushkar.

    Details: http://www.pushkarcamelfair.com

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  • Myanmar: Hot Air Balloon Festival, Taunggyi

    Myanmar: Hot Air Balloon Festival, Taunggyi

    All day
    05/11/2019-11/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    In Taunggyi, Shan State, about 160 miles southeast of Mandalay, locals celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent with a Hot-Air Balloon Festival. The Festival Grounds outside Taunggyi becomes a tourist hotspot – quite literally – at 8pm, when the organizers launch large, gaudily-decorated fire balloons made out of papier-mache.

    Sedate the sight is not: as the balloons rise to a height of 60 feet in the air, fireworks on the balloons explode, sending streaks and sparks all across the sky to the delight of the viewers on the ground!

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  • Iceland: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival

    Iceland: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival

    All day
    06/11/2019-09/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Details: http://icelandairwaves.is

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  • Bhutan: Black Necked Crane Festival

    Bhutan: Black Necked Crane Festival

    All day
    11/11/2019
    Unnamed Road, Bhutan
    Unnamed Road, Bhutan

    The annual black-necked crane festival is organized to generate awareness and understanding on the importance of conserving the endangered Black‐necked cranes; to strengthen the linkages between conservation, economic welfare and sustainable livelihoods of the community; provide an avenue for the local community to renew their commitment to conservation of the black-necked cranes, and to showcase their cultural heritage and skills.

    Location: Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, WANGDUE PHODRANG

  • Myanmar: Kahtein Robe Weaving Competitions, Yangon

    Myanmar: Kahtein Robe Weaving Competitions, Yangon

    All day
    11/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    On the full-moon day of Tazaungmon (the eighth month of the Buddhist calendar), the Myanmar mark the end of the rainy season with festivities all across the country. This is the traditional end of Buddhist Lent, known as Kahtein in the local language, when monks are traditionally presented with new robes by the communities they serve.

    Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon marks Kahtein with a robe-weaving competition, where teams of weavers work on traditional looms starting on the night before the full moon’s eve and ending at the night of the full moon itself. This is repeated throughout the country, with devotees visiting major temples to present new robes to their local monks.

  • Cambodia: Water Festival (Bonn Om Touk)

    Cambodia: Water Festival (Bonn Om Touk)

    All day
    11/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk) takes place once a year, on the full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk (usually in November). It celebrates a major natural occurrence: the reversing flow between the Tonle Sap and the Mekong River. This natural occurrence is celebrated in Cambodia with three days of festivals, fluvial parades, boat races, fireworks, and general merriment.

    People come from far and wide to join the celebrations. Upwards of a million Cambodians attend the celebrations at Phnom Penh to take in the wholesome carnival atmosphere. Food and drink overflow in the streets, Khmer pop bands entertain the crowds, and the riversides are packed to capacity with punters cheering their favorite boats on.

  • Laos: Bun That Luang

    Laos: Bun That Luang

    All day
    11/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The stupa of That Luang in Vientiane plays host to this festival, as monks gather here to accept gifts and alms from worshipful townsfolk. For a whole week, the temple comes alive with fairs, contests, fireworks, and music, topped off with a “wien thien”, or candlelight procession, around That Luang.

    An international trade fair also takes place during Bun That Luang, promoting tourism around the countries in the Mekong sub-region.

    While all Laos celebrates this festival at their local temples, the celebrations are obviously more vibrant in Vientiane.

  • Meghalaya: Nongkrem Dance Festival

    Meghalaya: Nongkrem Dance Festival

    All day
    11/11/2019-12/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    This festival is very close to the hearts of the Khasi tribe. It is a thanks giving festival celebrated for five days. Heavenly beings are thanked for showering their blessings in the form of good harvest, peace and prosperity. The venue for this festival is Smit, the cultural centre of Khasis. It is held in the month of October/November. The inception of the festival is marked by a dance performance by the Syiem(the administrative head of the Khasi region) in front of a wooden pillar called “ U Rishot Blei”.This ritual is followed by sacrifice of goats and then offerings are made to the deities and to the ancestors. After following these rituals, dance performances are held. Other festivals belonging to the Khasis are Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Ka Pom-Blang Nongkrem, Ka-Shad-Shyngwiang-Thangiap, Ka-Shad-Kynjoh Khaskain, Ka Bam Khana Shnong, Umsang Nongkharai and Shad Beh Sier.

    Dates: TBA (Oct/Nov)

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    • Bhutan: Black Necked Crane Festival
      Bhutan: Black Necked Crane Festival
      All day
      11/11/2019
      Unnamed Road, Bhutan
      Unnamed Road, Bhutan

      The annual black-necked crane festival is organized to generate awareness and understanding on the importance of conserving the endangered Black‐necked cranes; to strengthen the linkages between conservation, economic welfare and sustainable livelihoods of the community; provide an avenue for the local community to renew their commitment to conservation of the black-necked cranes, and to showcase their cultural heritage and skills.

      Location: Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, WANGDUE PHODRANG

    • Myanmar: Kahtein Robe Weaving Competitions, Yangon
      Myanmar: Kahtein Robe Weaving Competitions, Yangon
      All day
      11/11/2019
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      On the full-moon day of Tazaungmon (the eighth month of the Buddhist calendar), the Myanmar mark the end of the rainy season with festivities all across the country. This is the traditional end of Buddhist Lent, known as Kahtein in the local language, when monks are traditionally presented with new robes by the communities they serve.

      Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon marks Kahtein with a robe-weaving competition, where teams of weavers work on traditional looms starting on the night before the full moon’s eve and ending at the night of the full moon itself. This is repeated throughout the country, with devotees visiting major temples to present new robes to their local monks.

    • Cambodia: Water Festival (Bonn Om Touk)
      Cambodia: Water Festival (Bonn Om Touk)
      All day
      11/11/2019
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk) takes place once a year, on the full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk (usually in November). It celebrates a major natural occurrence: the reversing flow between the Tonle Sap and the Mekong River. This natural occurrence is celebrated in Cambodia with three days of festivals, fluvial parades, boat races, fireworks, and general merriment.

      People come from far and wide to join the celebrations. Upwards of a million Cambodians attend the celebrations at Phnom Penh to take in the wholesome carnival atmosphere. Food and drink overflow in the streets, Khmer pop bands entertain the crowds, and the riversides are packed to capacity with punters cheering their favorite boats on.

    • Laos: Bun That Luang
      Laos: Bun That Luang
      All day
      11/11/2019
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The stupa of That Luang in Vientiane plays host to this festival, as monks gather here to accept gifts and alms from worshipful townsfolk. For a whole week, the temple comes alive with fairs, contests, fireworks, and music, topped off with a “wien thien”, or candlelight procession, around That Luang.

      An international trade fair also takes place during Bun That Luang, promoting tourism around the countries in the Mekong sub-region.

      While all Laos celebrates this festival at their local temples, the celebrations are obviously more vibrant in Vientiane.

    • Meghalaya: Nongkrem Dance Festival
      Meghalaya: Nongkrem Dance Festival
      All day
      11/11/2019-12/11/2019
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      This festival is very close to the hearts of the Khasi tribe. It is a thanks giving festival celebrated for five days. Heavenly beings are thanked for showering their blessings in the form of good harvest, peace and prosperity. The venue for this festival is Smit, the cultural centre of Khasis. It is held in the month of October/November. The inception of the festival is marked by a dance performance by the Syiem(the administrative head of the Khasi region) in front of a wooden pillar called “ U Rishot Blei”.This ritual is followed by sacrifice of goats and then offerings are made to the deities and to the ancestors. After following these rituals, dance performances are held. Other festivals belonging to the Khasis are Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Ka Pom-Blang Nongkrem, Ka-Shad-Shyngwiang-Thangiap, Ka-Shad-Kynjoh Khaskain, Ka Bam Khana Shnong, Umsang Nongkharai and Shad Beh Sier.

      Dates: TBA (Oct/Nov)

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  • Thailand: Loy Krathong – The Lantern Festival

    Thailand: Loy Krathong – The Lantern Festival

    All day
    13/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Thousands of small, candlelit floats are released on rivers and waterways as offerings to the river spirits. In Chiang Mai and other parts of Northern Thailand, the Loi Krathong festival also coincides with a Lanna festival known as Yi Peng, which involves the launching of thousands of fire-powered paper lanterns into the air for good luck. The sky appears to be full of burning stars, creating a dreamlike world that appears too surreal and beautiful to be real. Standing on a bridge in Chiang Mai during Loy Krathong and Yi Peng is truly unforgettable as both the Ping River and sky appear to be on fire at the same time. Adding to the beauty are perpetual fireworks displays — both sanctioned and illegal — that contribute even more fire and brilliant lights to the setting!

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  • Assam: Elephant Festival

    Assam: Elephant Festival

    All day
    16/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The popular Elephant Festival is held in the north eastern state of Assam in India. The State of Assam organizes for one of the largest elephant festivals in India for the purpose of conservation and safeguard of Asiatic elephants. The Elephant Festival of Kaziranga in Assam draws a huge crowd in the state during this period. Thousands of tourists flock to Kaziranga in Assam to witness this fantastic Kaziranga Elephant Festival.

    Location: Kaziranga National Park

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  • Manipur: Sangai Festival

    Manipur: Sangai Festival

    All day
    21/11/2019-30/11/2019
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Sangai Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza in Manipur. Every year the Government of Manipur, headed by the Tourism Department, celebrates the Sangai Festival. The ten-day long festival lasts from 21st to 30th of November. The cultural celebrations showcases the uniqueness of the North Eastern State. Homage is paid to the shy and gentle Brow-Antlered Deer popularly known as the Sangai Deer which is found only in the state’s floating Keibul Lamjao National Park in Loktak Lake. The tourism festival promotes Manipur as a world class destination.

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