Seasonal Festivals Occurring in the Month of October

by on November 6, 2012
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Indian Festivals

Hindus celebrate the festival of Diwali with zeal and zest in the month of October. The people lit candles and lamps to spread light everywhere. The people wear new clothes and use firecrackers to celebrate this occasion. Also, sweets are distributed among the people to rejoice the festival of Diwali. It is rejoiced at a big scale all over the world. Hindus also commemorate the festival of Navaratri in October. This festival is rejoiced to pay homage to goddess Durga.

German Festivals

Another festival named Oktoberfest is commemorated in this month. The Germans celebrate this occasion among beer and food with a touch of great music. Also, the people enjoy themselves by watching great dance moves by dances. Another festival that is rejoiced in Germany at this time is Art Forum Berlin. It is considered the best art festival by the lovers of art. The artworks from 130 galleries are gathered here for public display. The Festival of Lights is also commemorated in Berlin to illuminate the buildings.

Italian Festivals

You can have good time in Italy during October by attending Alba White Truffle Festival. It is unique in the sense that it incorporates the race of donkeys. Then there is Umbria Fall Food Festival which involves foods of various sorts. The people enjoy chocolate, chestnuts and truffles to tickle their taste buds. International Accordion Festival is also commemorated here that involves workshops and concerts of accordion players.

Religious Festivals of October

by on November 6, 2012
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The people belonging to different religions of the world have interesting and auspicious festivals each year. In October, the followers of different religions have following religious festivals:

Muslim festival

The Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-ul-Azha in the respective Islamic month comparable to October. The people join together to meet each other and pay Eid greetings to each other. They offer sacrifice of an animal like goat, buffalo or camel to Allah at this occasion. The meat of the sacrificed animal is distributed among the poor. Also a portion of the meat is given to one’s relatives.

Jewish festivals

It is a Jewish festival which is marked by the remembrance of an event. The event is related to the time when the Jews were captured in wilderness. The people build temporary huts and cover the roofs of the huts with leaf branches. Another religious festival called Hoshana Rabbah is also organized in this month. This festival is considered important because it cause the people to get their destinies formed. Simchat Torah, another Jewish festival is commemorated to signify the completion of the reading cycle of Torah.

Hindu festivals

Hindus celebrate Navaratri festival to represent the success of goodness over evil. Durgapuja is also arranged to worship Durga goddess. Another festival known as Dasera is organized to act out the triumph of Rama over Ramyan.

Food Festivals of October

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East Midlands Food Festival and Dartmouth Food Festival

If you want to enjoy yourself of the tasty delights in the month of October, do not forget to visit East Midlands Food Festival. This festival not only features local dishes, but is also a famous resort for oriental meals. The people can also have the benefit to taste world’s best beers and wines. There are lots of playful activities for both children and adults. Also, there are up to 200 stalls for food-lovers. Similarly, Dartmouth Food Festival, with free entry is there to treat food fans with over hundred stalls. The food school is also there for people who want to learn cooking.

North West Food Lovers Festival and Flavors of Herefordshire Festival

Another festival of interest to food enthusiasts is North West Food Lovers Festival. You will not be bothered by bad weather even. The venue is all covered up and nothing can be ruined by the prospect of rain. Hundreds of food stalls would be arranged here. Moreover, the expert chefs would be there to show their excellent cooking skills. However, if you are looking for more fun and excitement, go for Flavors of Herefordshire Festival. This will be one of the greatest food events this October. Amazing food demonstrations, children activities, mouth-watering meals and much more can be enjoyed here. The meat of hog and ox can also be eaten with lots of interesting competitions in the way. On the whole, the festival is going to be at its best.

Film Festivals of October on the Roll!

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Austin Film Festival

Austin Film Festival along with conference will be held in October. There are lots of interesting events associated with this film festival. You can even submit your own short film or documentary in this film festival. The best thing about the event is the questions and answers session. This session is arranged with celebrities who comment about the movie showcased in the festival. You only need to get an entry pas worth $50 to enjoy the benefits of the respective film festival.

London Film Festival and Chicago Film Festival

In London Film Festival, a host of seventy films are going to be featured from all across the world. Over 100,000 people make their way into the film festival. Chicago Film Festival is also up in October with its enormous attractions. This festival was actually initiated to showcase the work of daring filmmakers in all genres of films. The filmmakers come and discuss their future movie projects openly with their mates.

Hollywood Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival

The Hollywood Film Festival is a bog event with lots of film listings and interesting gossip. The movie discussions are at their best during the event. Plus, the best movies are recognized and awarded prizes. In addition, the Tokyo International movie festival is among the top film festivals. Hundreds of movies are given a chance to include in the festival. Around 80,000 movie-lovers gather to attend the worthy film festival.

Date Wise Calendar of Festivals for October

by on November 6, 2012
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calender of october festivals

The festivals are commemorated around the world for various reasons. Some have religious basis while other savor the particular culture of a certain community. Also, there are some festivals that are restricted to a certain region. On the other hand, some festivals are of universal significance too. Check out the date wise calendar of famous festivals of September given here:

Festivals from 1st to 15th October

  • On 1st of October, China, Cyprus, Guinea, Nigeria, Palau and Tuvalu have their National Days. Also, Queen’s Birthday is celebrated on 1st October in Western Australia. Jews also rejoice their religious festival- Sukkot on the same day.
  • On 3rd, the Day of Unity is commemorated in Germany. National Day is also rejoiced in Iraq, Korea and Lesotho.
  • On 12th, there is Queensland Multicultural Festival that is rejoiced in Brisbane.

Festivals from 16th to 31th October

  • On 20th, in Bahai, Birth of the Bab is celebrated with the suspension of work on the very day. Moreover, Inauguration of Guru Granth is also commemorated in the same day.
  • On 24th of October, Hindus celebrate Vijay Dashami festival to signify the strength of goodness over evilness.
  • On 26th, the Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, a religious festival of sacrifice of animals. The people distribute the meat of the sacrificed animals among poor and relatives in the name of Allah.
  • Halloween is rejoiced on the 30th of October. The festival is of great significance due to its uniqueness and interesting nature.

Cultural Festivals of October-Diwali and Halloween Festivals

by on October 20, 2012
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Cultural festivals in October: Balloon Fiesta

October has lots of amazing festivals on its way. Let us shed light on some of the most colorful and famous festivals that are going to happen in October this year.

Fantasy Fest and Balloon Fiesta

Fantasy Fest is going to be celebrated in October in Florida. In this festival, the people take part in a colorful parade. The parties are organized in the area of Key West. At the time people are busy in the celebrations of Fantasy Fest in Florida, International Balloon Fiesta is commemorated in New Mexico. This festival is marked by 750 balloons that are flown into the air. The balloons included in the balloon fiesta are colorful and unique in design. Some of the balloons are meant for illumination purposes and look beautiful at night spreading light everywhere.

Cultural festivals in October: Diwali

Festival of Diwali and Halloween Festival

Another cultural festival of religious significance for Hindus is also organized in October. The festival of Diwali is commemorated among light, color, food and firecrackers. At the same time, Halloween is celebrated to create an interesting and terrific atmosphere. The people gather at a place wearing scary costumes and dresses. There are several things associated with Halloween festival like candy apples, pumpkin and various rituals. Another festival is arranged in October which includes pumpkins. This festival known as Keene Pumpkin Festival is a great fun experience for lots of people. Among firecrackers, lanterns and music, this festival takes excitement to great heights. On the whole, the month of October is a great time of the year for colorful cultural events. 

The Amazing Abu Simbel Festival

abu simbel festivalThe Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt is a remarkable specimen of human intelligence. It was constructed during the reign of Ramses the second in the sandstone cliffs facing east. The temple was designed so that twice a year the inner sanctum was illuminated by the rays of the rising sun making the three statues inside to light up creating a life like image. The three statues are those of Ra, Amun and Ramses himself. The statue of Ptah, the God of darkness however remains unlit.

The two occasions on which the sun rays align with these magnificent statues to create the magical moment are Ramses accession to the throne (22nd February) and his birthday (22nd October).

The temple becomes crowded with tourists both local and foreign who gather before Dawn to watch this spectacular event which is worth waiting for. Music, dancing and food follows this spellbinding event but is no match for the mesmerizing scene witnessed inside the temple.

The construction of the Aswan Dam threatened the existence of the temple so the temple was dismantled and shifted 60 meters above its height and then put to gather again in the same relation with itself and the sun. This has caused the phenomenon to occur a day after it was actually planned.

The Abu Simbel festival celebrates human ingenuity and nature.