Australia Melbourne 2011 November
The Melbourne Cup is the greatest and most prestigious race meeting in the southern hemisphere. Held over four days in late spring, it is four days of top quality racing and social preening- trackside tickets and extravagant dresses give added cache to the proceedings.
Thanks Giving Celebrations
Americas 2011 November
There is perhaps no bigger communal event in the USA each year than Thanks Giving Day. And at the heart of it all are family reunions and large feasts, traditionally including the demolition of a large turkey with the extended family.
Cape Town World Cinema Festival
Africa South Africa Cape Town 2011 November
Compared with the luxury, glamour and international recognition of other world film festivals, such as Cannes and The Oscars, The Cape Town World Cinema Festival is a rather smaller affair. Indeed, it is only, in 2008, in it 5th year.
Pirates of the Caribbean festival in Cayman Islands
Americas Cayman Islands 2011 November 19
The Cayman Islands are rich in not only their seafaring history, but also in their pirating and pirateering... and in celebration of their pirate legacy, the Cayman Islands host their own Pirates of the Caribbean Week in November.
Europe UK 2011 November 5
Amateur pyro-enthusiasts all over England dream of November 5th every year, when they get the opportunity to show off their Catherine Wheels and ability to conjure up Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture in the night sky over their neighbours garden
Surin Elephant Round Up
Asia Thailand Surin 2011 November 2
Viewers of the more obscure television sports channels available nowadays will probably be aware of the annual Surin Elephant Round Up. For it is here that teams of elephants with human drivers sitting atop play games of football against each other- with hilarious results.
The Pushkar Camel Fair
Asia India Pushkar 2011 November
The central tenet of the Pushkar Camel Fair was originally a Hindu religious celebration, coming at a time of a full moon in November (usually). However, over the years, this site of pilgrimage had people from all over India flocking to the town with camels and cattle for a three day market- in which the animals were traded. So now, in a blaze of tourist brochure colour, religion and tradition, the population of Pushkar swells from 14,000 people to over 200,000 for the week’s festivities with tourists from all over the world joining pilgrims and traders from India in Pushkar. It is a week of enduring images- from huge areas containing thousands of camels, often adorned in multi coloured cloths and jewels being traded throughout the day, to the camp fires at night, blazing under the midnight hue of the moon.
Saint Martin Festival in Croatia
Europe Croatia 2011 November 11
St Martin`s Day, on 11 November, is a day that Christians and Protestants alike celebrate throughout many countries and regions of Europe. In the Zagreb county of Croatia, the day of Saint Martin is a day for wine lovers, a day to purify the newly harvested wine and dine on succulent roasted goose.
The Professional Bull Riders Championships
Americas Las Vegas 2011 November 21
For an animal that doesn’t get much attention from the world at large (ok, city dwellers) for most of the year, it’s funny how the bull is the animal du jour when it comes to events.
Europe UK 2011 November 11
The countless, bloody sacrifices that scarred the lives of millions across the world due to the slaughter on the trenches of the First World War are commemorated each year on Remembrance Sunday.
The Mombassa Carnival
Africa Mombassa Kenya 2011 November 16
Despite recent political instability, Kenya is still one of Africa`s top tourist destinations. It`s got the great safaris, the superb wildlife, the wonderful beaches, the terrific food... but with all this, sometimes visitors miss out on the cultural side of this beautiful country.