For good weather and festivals, late October
Egypt, Abu Simbel, Celebration of Ramses II’s Coronation, Oct 22.
China (Xishuangbanna Villages), Tan Ta (Dai people’s ritual celebration), Late-Oct/early Nov, 10 days. China Pictures.
Japan, Kyoto, Jidai Matsuri (Procession of historical costumes) Oct 22.
Korea (Alternates), Paekche Cultural Festival, 13th, 1 day
(Cheju), Halla Cultural Festival, 18-20.
Argentina (La Quiaca), Manca Fiesta (Local Indians’ trade fair), Late-Oct, 1 day. Argentina Pictures.
Brazil (Belem), Círio de Nazaré
(Amazon region Festival), mid-Oct, 15 days. Brazil Pictures..
Mexico. Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead). Oct 31- Nov 2. Mainly in the states of Michoacan and Oaxaca. Lots of different ceremonies to link the dead with the living. Days of the Dead Pictures.
Or go for festivals only, not the weather! i.e. this is not the best season
India (Nationwide), Dussehra -Ram Lila (Hindu celebration), Sep/Oct, 10 days
(Kulu), The Festival of the Gods, Sep/Oct, 10 days.
Pushkar Mela (Camel Fair), starts a week before the full moon, October/ November.
Vietnam (Nationwide), Trung Nguyen (feast for hungry ghosts), full moon in Aug/Sep, 1 day
(Nationwide), Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival), Sep/Oct, 1 day.
Myanmar (Inle Lake), Phaungdaw Oo Festival (Floating villages’s water processions and boat races), Sep/Oct, 1 day
Thadingyut (Festival of Light), Full moon in Mid-Oct, 3 days
Thailand, Phuket, Vegetarian Festival, Mid-Oct, 10 days
(Chon Buri), Chon Buri Water Buffalo Races.