The key to understanding a country’s culture is to be a part of the festivals and events of that place. These cultural festivals provide a great opportunity to engage in with the local customs and traditions. Join in the celebrations this November with the natives in their own countries for an exceptional experience of their culture.
Top 5 Festivals in November Around The World
Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand
Interestingly humorous name. Isn’t it? True to its name, it’s quite an interesting festival to observe. Celebrated annually in Lopburi province of Thailand, the rituals of this festival involve offering fruits and vegetables to the monkeys. Watching the monkeys eat to their heart’s delight in this festival is one of the most moving things you’d ever experience. Plus, it’s an amazing chance to get some fascinating and amusing shots on your camera.
Date: From 24th November to 25th November, 2018
Pirates Week Festival, Cayman Islands
Who doesn’t get excited when they hear the word “pirates”! Live your pirate dream in Cayman Islands in the Pirates Week Festival which is held in November every year. It’s a festival where you can indulge in your pirate fantasies to your heart’s content. Come and be a part of this adventurous world where pirates still rule the seas. Enjoy the street dances, costume contests, sporting competitions, mock pirate invasions and so much more.
Date: From 2nd November to 4th November, 2018 in Cayman Brac
From 8th November to 12th November, 2018 in Grand Cayman
From 16th November to 18th November, 2018 in Little Cayman
Winter Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls
If I had to personify the Winter Festival of Lights, I would call it an enchantress. It’s a festival that will spellbind you with its illuminated charm. Held in Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland every year from November to January, this festival is once in a lifetime kind of experience (unless of course you attend it more than once). Around 3 million lights adorn the holiday decorations hypnotizing the visitors with their unforgettable beauty. As if it wasn’t enough to make your heart skip a few beats in amazement, there are fireworks too to take your breath away.
Date: From 3rd November to 31st January, 2018
Ficksburg Cherry Festival, South Africa
Does the mere mention of cherries make your tummy rumble? If that is the case, then this festival is just for you. Ficksburg is a town in the Free State province of South Africa which is regarded as the world’s cherry capital. Every year in November Ficksburg Cherry Festival is organized here that draws in spectators and participants in large numbers. This festival is a complete package of entertainment and I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed. The list of the events that are included in the festival is fun-tastic with the Cherry Jazz Festival, the Cherry Bowls Tournament, Ficksburg Marathon, Cherry Mountain Biking Challenge, cooking with cherries and other such workshops, sports competitions, art and craft activities, live music, and so on.
Date: From 15th November to 17th November, 2018
That Luang Festival, Vietnam
This festival is celebrated in Laos in the famous stupa of That Luang. The That Luang stupa is considered to be the symbol of the capital city of Vietnam. Uncountable monks and pilgrims from the region and the neighbouring Southeast Asian countries flood the festival’s venue, and the entire place echoes with the chanting of prayers and lights up with the fireworks. The festival’s processions along with the food stalls and traditional games are something that you must experience at least once to experience Vietnam in its full spiritual glory.Date: 22nd November, 2018
Soak in the local culture and join the festivities this November before it ends.