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October 2018

The Wang Yeh Boat Burning Festival

October 28, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Donggang Donggang,Taiwan + Google Map
The Wang Yeh Boat Burning Festival

October 28 – November 4: Happening only every three years – in the Chinese years of the Ox, Dragon, Goat and Dog – 2018 is your chance again to witness one of Taiwan’s top festivals, and its most spectacular – The Wang Yeh Boat Burning Festival. Over a period of eight days, the old, southern port town of Donggang will see an impressive folk ritual culminating in a large, life-sized wooden ship going up in flames on the beach at…

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Hawaiki nui va’a, Tahiti Canoe Racing

October 31, 2018 - November 2, 2018
Tahiti French Polynesia + Google Map
Hawaiki nui va’a

October 31 - November 2: Hawaiki nui va’a is a major event in the cultural life of French Polynesia. The largest canoe race in the region, the event illustrates the strong links that have always united the Polynesians to the sea. The race shows a desire to respect their ancestors who populated the region thousands of years ago: the passion of the Ma'ohi for this discipline is deeply rooted in themselves. It is embodied very typically, through the va'a, the…

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November 2018

Professional Bull Riders World Finals

November 7, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Professional Bull Riders World Finals

From the 7 to the 11 November the talk of Las Vegas, Nevada is bull, bull, bull, because the Professional Bull Riders World Finals  is in state. Billed by the hyperbolic promotional material as the biggest party of the year, the Professional Bull Riders World Finals certainly falls squarely in the category of extremely extreme sports. In case you had any doubts about that, the website keeps a detailed injury list of riders. And for the other side, Professional Bull…

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Whiskey Extravaganza, Seattle

November 7, 2018
Rainier Club, 820 4th Avenue
Seattle,United States
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On Friday 9 November Seattle hosts the Whiskey Extravaganza, a one-day event divided into two parts. The first is the Masterclass from 6pm to 7pm, that is hosted by experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to further their knowledge of the distilleries and to appreciate the production process, history and traditions of the industry. The second part is the Tasting from 7:30 to 10pm. This features a wide range of single malt and premium whiskeys from all over the globe.…

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Vienna Christmas Market 2018

November 9, 2018 - December 26, 2018
Vienna Vienna,Austria + Google Map
Vienna Christmas Market

It’s the season to be merry, but one Christmas Market stands out from the crowd – well it is the original one after all. Not that the Vienna Christmas Market is a single market, but rather a series of some 20 fares across the Austrian capital. Nor for that matter was the original market strictly a Christmassy affair, as the first December market held in Vienna was a meat market granted by Albrecht I in 1298. But we will let…

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Dublin Book Festival 2018, Ireland

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar
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Dublin Book Festival

From Joyce to Yeats and Wilde, Ireland has been renowned for its literary prowess, come this November you can meet the finest crop of the Emerald Isle's bards at the Dublin Book Festival held from November 15 to 18 at various places around the Irish capital. From comedian Jason Byrne to poet Chris Agee, writer and filmmaker Cethan Leahy, and Rooney Prize winning author Elizabeth Reapy, the festival features a diverse range of talent from the spoken and written word.…

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Winchester Christmas Market 2018

November 17, 2018 - December 20, 2018
Winchester Cathedral Winchester,United Kingdom + Google Map
Winchester Christmas Market

A highlight of the festive season, Winchester Christmas Market opens on 17 November. Since 2006 the market has been recognised as one of the leading Christmas Festivals...

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Salzburg Christmas Market 2018

November 22, 2018 - December 26, 2018
Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, Altstadt Salzburg
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Salzburg Christmas Market

If you are planning to take a trip to a Christmas market this year, you could do far worse than travelling to Austria’s world-heritage city Salzburg, home of Mozart. Stemming back to the 15th century, the Salzburg Christmas Market, or Salzburg Christkindlmarkt, is one of the oldest advent markets in the world. History of Salzburg Christmas Market In the 15th Century, the festive fare was called Tandlmarkt, but by the 17th century it had been re-christened Nikolaimarkt or St Nicholas’…

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2018

November 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will open its doors for the festive season on 22 November, offering an array of yuletide delights for the whole family. With a host of glittering new attractions including Backyard Cinema’s The Snowman™ Experience, Peter Pan On Ice, a new “Secret Forest” theme for The Magical Ice Kingdom and nightly shows at the brand new Winter Wonderland Comedy Club, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has festive frivolity all wrapped up. Plus returning favourites include new shows from…

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Brno Christmas Market 2018 Czech Republic

November 23, 2018 - December 28, 2018
Freedom Square Brno,Czech Republic + Google Map
Brno Christmas Market

The Czech Republic is not all about Prague, especially at Christmas time. The Brno Christmas Market takes place in the country's second city from 23 November. The festival has two centres. The first is around Freedom Square which has a very modern vibe, focusing on virtual reality displays as well as live gigs and even a designer market. Sample special city drinks from a white cupola while resting at the Winter Bar. Whereas the Dominican Square has a far more traditional take to proceedings…

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Whiskey Live, Printworks Dublin Castle

November 23, 2018 - November 24, 2018
Print Works, Dublin Castle, Dame Steet
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November sure is the month for whiskey lovers. After the Seattle Whiskey Extravaganza on Friday 9 November, you could hop on a plane and pop over to Ireland for Whiskey Live on the 23 and 24, just a fortnight later. The event will be hosted at the Printworks in the historic Dublin Castle on Dame Street and stretches over two days. There are three sessions: Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday late afternoon until mid evening. You can attend up…

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Cork Chocolate Weekend 2018, Ireland

November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Cork International Hotel Cork,County CorkT12 H516Ireland + Google Map
Cork Chocolate Weekend

Billed as a chance to meet the best chocolatiers in Ireland, the Cork Chocolate Weekend runs from 23 to 25 November and is held at the Cork International Hotel, Ireland. Though cocoa is the centrepiece of the festival, it is also very much aimed at people interested in baking – particularly that with a Christmas focus, especially hosting the Great Cork Bake Off on the last day. Special guests this year are British chocolatier, Paul Young and executive pastry chef…

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Dresden Christmas Market 2018: Striezelmarkt

November 28, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Altmarkt Dresden,Germany

This year, once more the Dresden Christmas Market, or Striezelmarkt, will take over the Saxon Baroque city for the 584th time. Originating in 1434, Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. Striezelmarkt and the Stollen Parade Meaning stollen market - striezel is another word for stollen - the Striezelmarkt will see a giant stollen sliced up and then paraded through town and offered to revellers. Last year's cake weighed some 2,980 kilograms. This year the Stollenfest falls on 8 December. This is…

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2018

November 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Amsterdam Amsterdam,Netherlands + Google Map
Amsterdam Light Festival

The streets and canals of Amsterdam will once more become illuminated with the seventh Amsterdam Light Festival this winter...

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Brussels Christmas Market 2018

November 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Brussels Brussels,Belgium + Google Map
Brussels Christmas Market 2018

The Brussels Christmas Market 2018 is no doubt one of the best in Europe for food and atmosphere. Winter Wonders – as the market is dubbed – runs over two kilometres through...

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December 2018

Padstow Christmas Market & Festival

December 6, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Padstow Padstow,CornwallUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Padstow Christmas Market & Festival

Foodies should head to the Cornish coastal of Padstow this December for the 11th Padstow Christmas Market & Festival. Master chefs Rick Stein (they don't call is Pad-stein for no reason), Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will fly the Cornish culinary flag from 6 to 9 December. Paul Ainsworth, one of the star chefs at the Padstow Christmas Market & Festival Padstow has long been regarded as the culinary capital of Cornwall, but Padstow Christmas Market & Festival is much more than…

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Angkor Photo Festival 2018, Cambodia

December 8, 2018 - December 18, 2018
Siem Reap Siem Reap,Cambodia + Google Map
Angkor Photo Festival

Siem Reap, Cambodia, is set to be brought to life with powerful images from across Asia when the annual Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops...

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Konya Whirling Dervishes Festival 2018

December 10, 2018 - December 18, 2018
Konya Konya,Turkey + Google Map
Whirling Dervishes

For nine days, the Turkish city of Konya will host one of the most exquisite ceremonies of spirituality with the mesmerising beauty of the Whirling Dervishes. Thousands of people will gather to commemorate the life and teachings of the 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rumi – also known as Mevlana (“our master”). The unity of being is the central tenet in the transcendental teachings of this Islamic philosopher who believed that dance and music led to a higher…

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Wonderfruit Festival Pattaya, Thailand

December 13, 2018 - December 16, 2018
The Fields, Siam Country Club
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Wonderfruit Festival

Within just a few years, the Wonderfruit Festival has risen to become one of the most anticipated festivals in Thailand blending music and gastronomy with wellness...

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January 2019

Voodoo Festival 2019 in Benin

January 10
Ouidah Ouidah,Benin + Google Map
Voodoo Festival

The Voodoo Festival or the Fête du Vaudou is a celebration of traditional religions in the West African country of Benin, the cradle of the voodoo cult. Voodoo claims a prominent place ...

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