November is one of the perfect moments of the year to go for a family vacation. During this time of the year, you can enjoy one-of-a-kind festivals, beautiful autumn landscapes, uncrowded sightseeing and even off-season prices. There are many reasons why you should take some time off in November and start traveling. Not to mention that in many regions the weather is just perfect and comfortable and you can witness many unique celebrations in some particular places. These places that you need to visit in November will offer you memorable travel experiences and reasons to love this time of the year.
Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca
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Also known as the Day of the Dead, this event is a national holiday throughout Mexico. You should know that only a few communities in this country are celebrating Dia de los Muertos with more excitement than the native people of Oaxaca. The celebration lasts three days and during this period every family in Mexico gathers at cemeteries to honor their ancestors. The graves of the beloved ones are decorated with decorative skulls, flowers and families tell stories, sing songs and share food.
Pushkar Camel Fair
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Each year in the state of Rajasthan, around 150.000 people and more than 40.000 camels come together in Pushkar to celebrate the annual camel fair. This festival lasts a week and is held on the full moon of the Kartika lunar month, on the Hindu calendar. Throughout the years, this festival has become more than just a trade between farmers. It evolved and now you will have the opportunity to see sports, events, camel races and carnival rides.
Surin Elephant Round-up
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Surin is situated at about 720 km to the east of Bangkok, nearby Thailand’s border with Cambodia. This town is home to the Surin Elephant Round-up which is celebrated every year on the third weekend of November. The festival will begin on Friday morning with hundreds of elephants that march from the outskirts of the town to the south end of the city. On their way, the elephants will be treated with food laid out on the ground.
These incredible festivals during the month of November should not be missed, because they are very interesting and you will have a lot to learn about every country’s culture. Have you ever participated at one of these festivals in November?