Seasonal Festivals of November

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Day of Dead Festival

In November, Day of the Dead is rejoiced with great excitement in Mexico. This festival is celebrated to cherish the memories of one’s departed loved ones. It is an excellent food festival too in which delicious meals are served. At the same time, in India, Pushkar Camel Festival is commemorated. It is an exciting event with the inclusion of music and songs. Also, it manifests the culture of India through amazing stall displays.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

The third major seasonal festival is organized in United States. It is named Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and it is a really interesting event. The festival is a huge entertainment for both children and adults due to its giant floats. The floats have amazing big characters that roam about the New York City. The bands also follow where the floats go making this festival a success.

Monkey Buffet Festival

Another major attraction of November is a unique Monkey Buffet Festival. This event is celebrated in Thailand to attract thousands of animal-lovers. The interesting thing about this festival consists of distributing vegetables and fruits to monkeys. This seasonal festival is also a good occasion to attract tourist from all over the world.

Besides, there are few more seasonal festivals that are organized in the month of November. An important festival among November’s seasonal festivals is Disney’s Halloween festival, Disney’s Dream, Disney’s Enchanted Christmas and few other magical Disney events. Be prepared to get the most of the coming November and enjoy with your loved ones.

Religious Festivals of November

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November is auspicious to have multiple religious occasions for people of different religions. Here some significant religious festivals have been described.

Christian Festivals

Christians celebrate All Saints Day in the month of November to pay homage to all saints. It is recognized that though all of the works of all saints were not known, yet they had a special place. Likewise, All Souls Day is commemorated to make special prayers for the dead. Another Christian festival, St Andrew’s Day is celebrated in this month to pay special tribute to Scottish culture.

Muslim Festivals

The Muslims around the world celebrate the occasion of Holy Pilgrimage in this month. This occasion is commemorated to remember the migration of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to Medina from Mecca. Another religious festival, Ashura is celebrated by Muslims in this month. This day has a big history with Moses getting saved from Egyptions’ grip and Noah’s leaving the Ark. This day, the Muslim sect Shi’ite, mourn over the martyrdom of Hussein with the celebration of a big festival.

Hindu and Buddhist Festivals

The Hindus celebrate Diwali, a colorful festival in this month among their family members and closed ones. The people cherish the story of Sita and Rama during this great Hindu festival. At the same time, the Buddhists commemorate Sangha Day to honor their friendships.

Food Festivals of November

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Day of Dead Food Festival

The unique food festival, Day of the Dead, is commemorated around the world in November. The people of United States and Mexico rejoice this occasion in the memory of their departed loved ones. The event consists of distributing candies, tasty pastries and other food items among the attendants. Right in US, another food festival, New York Taste is celebrated as a major charity event. The chefs from New York are invited over for presenting best taste cocktails and dishes.

Coffee and Cheese Food Festivals

For coffee-lovers, November presents Kona Coffee Festival for the citizens of Hawaii. Here, lots of exciting coffee contests are arranged along with interesting workshops for the visitors. For cheese-lovers too, this month brings an exciting event. Wisconsin Cheese Originals Festival is a food festival full of delicious meals containing world-class cheese in them. The event is commemorated in Madison and is largely adored by most of the people of the world.

Food Festivals for Apple and Wine-Lovers

The list of interesting food festivals of November does not end here. There are few more festivals with excellent cuisines and drinks on the roll too. There is an Apple Festival that is rejoiced in Pennsylvania. Here apple tastings are done by the participants and yummy apple dishes are presented. Then there are exciting food festivals like Portsmouth Restaurant Week, Zoofari and Brunswick Stew Festival. For wine-lovers, Conrnucopia is a delight with an abundance of international wines.

Film Festivals of November

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Interfilm and Cork Film Festival

This November, the excitements of films are back with Interfilm Short Film Festival in Berlin. The event consists of around 500 movies with fifty programs. Also, the competitions of seven sorts will be conducted for the most popular movies. The event is a complete entertaining program with the presence of guests from all over the world. Next in line is Cork Film Festival going to be organized in Ireland. It is one of the oldest movie festivals and has strived to maintain its fame up till today since 1956. The festival enjoys an equal interest among movie-makers, fans and general public. It is undoubtedly, a major film festival that is covered by media all over the world at a large scale.

Cairo Film Festival

There is a never ending list of November film festivals for the year 2012. We have Cairo Film Festival with its upcoming film competition. In the film competition, a number of 20 movies are selected from around twenty countries. The winner of the competition becomes a recipient of a sophisticated Golden Pyramid award while the runner-up is endowed with Silver Pyramid prize. There are other prizes for the best actors, directors, script, best artistic contribution and so on.

AFI and Bilbao International Movie Festivals

The other two major notable film festivals are AFI festival, Los Angeles and Bilbao international short film and documentary festival. The former festival features movies of diverse sorts with international documentaries and films. The latter is a major event mostly for fiction, animation and documentary films. So get geared up for having fun at one of these famous film festivals.

Cultural Festivals of November

by on November 6, 2012
in Cultural festivals

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Cultural festivals represent the culture and heritage of a region. These festivals provide a good opportunity to people to fully explore their culture. The November is the month in which diverse festivals are commemorated. Some festivals might be associated with some fun activity whereas others are cause-oriented. Here a brief description of few famous cultural festivals has been given.

Prosperity Fest, Melbourne Cup and Remembrance Day

In Mandaean culture, Prosperity Feast is celebrated in the month of November. This festival is the celebration of the fusion of cultures of Iran and Iraq. Another festival, Melbourne Cup is commemorated in this month to rejoice a racing event of horses. People gather together to enjoy the horse race here. In addition to these festivals, an event, Remembrance Day is commemorated too. This festival is celebrated in the remembrance of armistice’s anniversary. The people are bound to maintain utmost silence for duration of one minute. The people solemnly remember the deaths and sacrifices of people in World War-I.

International Tolerance Day and White Ribbon Day

Not only November is the month for remembrance festivals, but it also commemorates the tolerance day. This day is celebrated by United Nations to encourage the value of tolerance in people. Also, another humanitarian festival, White Ribbon Day is celebrated in November. This festival is significant because of its role in spreading the message of violence against women. The people wear ribbons of white color to show their affiliation with the cause.