Travel News — Festivals and Events

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is a September must-do

The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) is a fantastic autumn event. It is held at the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, the weekend after Labor Day each year. Since it began more than 17 years ago, this fest has grown from a small celebration of brewing to an international affair sought out and attended by individuals from all over the globe. This fall, the event will be held on September 9 and 10.

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Abbey Road on the River is a reunion of Beatles lovers

This fall, the Beatles music festival will give travelers a reason to plan a fun and exciting trip. From September 1 to 5, hippies, music lovers and John Lennon worshippers will all converge in Washington, D.C. for the world’s largest and most popular Beatles festival.

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Enjoy South Africa’s wildlife at the Hermanus Whale Festival

Adventurers who are looking for a unique way to view South Africa’s wildlife this September can attend the 2011 . This year, the African nation will celebrate its 20th festival in Hermanus, a town on the Southern coast of the Western Cape province. Between September 30 and October 4, visitors will have the chance to view the area’s beautiful whales while enjoying music, food, crafts and a variety of other activities.

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Shake it up at the World Tango Championship this summer

This August, a visit to the annual is the perfect way to make the summer sizzle. Dancers will flock to the city between August 12 and 30, prepared to compete in one of the biggest dance competitions on the planet. It is estimated that about 400 couples will prepare to show off their moves in the birthplace of tango.

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Oktoberfest can quench travelers’ thirst during a trip to Germany

is one of the most well-known festivals in the world and is certainly a must-see for travelers who are planning a trip to Germany in September. This year, the annual celebration will begin on September 9 and end on October 3, giving its countless guests the chance to drink an estimated one million gallons of ice cold beer. While modern adventurers may think celebrating with a stein full of beer is a new tradition, the first Oktoberfest was actually held in 1810.

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The Notting Hill Carnival will brighten up a summer trip to England

Globe trotters who are planning a trip to England this summer should be sure to stop by the annual stalls and more than one million happy guests. The event will begin on Great Western Road at about 9 a.m. and work its way to Ladbroke Grove.

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Celebrate the 190th Guatemalan Independence Day

This year, there will be no better way to celebrate Latin American history than attending the celebration on September 15. As locals honor the 190th anniversary of their separation from Spanish rule, visitors can expect to encounter patriotic festivities that last all day and night.

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The Donson Buffalo Fighting Festival: an unmatched Vietnamese experience

The is a unique way for world travelers to indulge in Vietnamese culture while exploring an annual tradition. As the name suggests, this celebration involves buffalo fighting each other during elimination rounds. While it may sound unusual, this tradition is taken very seriously in Vietnam, and preparations for the fights are extremely elaborate.

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Celebrate the unique Cow Festival in Nepal

Gai Jatra, or , is one of the most popular festivals in Nepal, with roots tracing back to the ancient history of the country. During this time period, locals expressed their fear and love for Yamaraj, the Hindu god of death. However, the modern tradition really began to take form during the medieval era, when it evolved into a multi-dimensional holiday that takes place a day that typically falls between late August to early September. Today, visitors who attend this one-of-a-kind celebration can expect to be touched with humor, remembrance and a sliver of sadness.

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Thailand’s Tak Bat Dok Mai Festival: a religious and cultural immersion

This summer, Thailand’s will be the perfect way for travelers to immerse themselves in Thai culture and the Buddhist religion. Around July 14 and 16, residents of the Saraburi province, which is located in central Thailand, perform a religious ritual involving the offering of flowers. While the area is perhaps best known for its gorgeous fields of yellow sunflowers, Dok Khao Phansa flowers are equally as important in the region and play an enormous role in this annual festival.

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