2017 Exotic World Festival dates for November listing 2017-07-17T17:55:35+00:00

2017 Exotic Festivals November Listing

World Festival dates and information

Banquet for Monkeys in Khmer ruins near Lop Buri, Thailand

Banquet for Monkeys in Khmer ruins near Lop Buri, Thailand. 27 November.

These listings are mostly about odd events in Exotic Places. Generally we do not list European or English Speaking festivals here – unless they are exceptionally alien!

Calendar Dates are sometimes unconfirmed and occasionally unreliable, so check before booking. TBC/A = To Be Confirmed/Announced

November Events 2017

28 October – 4 November

INDIA, Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Hindreds of camels gather to race, put on fancy kit, change owners, take tourists for rides and generally liven up this quiet little lakeside town beside the Thar desert. Singing, dancing and exotic foodstuffs for two-legged animals.

31 October –
2 November

MEXICO, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mainly in the states of Michoacan (especially Patzcuaro) and Oaxaca, with many and varied ceremonies to link the dead with the living, along with sand sculptures, fancy dress, decorated altars, sugar skulls and plenty of cardboard cadavers.
Visit cemeteries late night Nov 1-2 to see the candles, flowers, music and family parties. In Oaxaca the more spacious new cemetery is livelier than the old one.

2 November
(Same date every year)

ECUADOR, All Soul’s Day – one of the country’s most colourful religious festivals, with flowers and offerings to ancestors. Everything closes!

5 days around Diwali day;
19 October

INDIA, Diwali Festival, also known as Deepavaali or Festival of Lights with candles and fireworks, nationwide but Jaipur is the best place to be during this Hindu New Year celebration.

INDIA, Diwali Festival, also known as Deepavaali or Festival of Lights with candles and fireworks, nationwide but Jaipur is the best place to be during this Hindu New Year celebration.

2 – 4 November
(around a full moon in November)

CAMBODIA, Bonn Om Touk (Water Festival) – Cambodia‘s biggest festival. Locals go bananas celebrating a natural phenomenon – the reversing of the current of Tonle Sap River – with wild, decorated boat races and fireworks.
Nationwide but Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are best. Cambodia Photos

18 – 19 November

THAILAND, Surin Elephant Round-up in Surin, including elephant football, elephant tugs-of-war and psychedelic parades.

4 November
(the full moon
night of the
12th lunar
month)

THAILAND, Bangkok and throughout the country, Loi Krathong Festival (Festival of Light). This is the most beautiful Thai festival, with thousands of locals gathering beside rivers and canals to light candles on their krathongs (floats) and release them on to the water.
This occasion is also celebrated in certain parts of Laos and Burma.

26 November
(last Sunday
in Nov. )

THAILAND, Banquet for Monkeys (Monkey Buffet Festival) in Khmer ruins near Lop Buri (central Thailand) – one day with 600 monkey guests sitting down to lunch. It’s a riot but without the police.

Festivals Calendar 2017 © bugbog.com

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