first_imgIndiaNovember 02If you want to see how Amritsar celebrates Guru Nanak’s birthday make your way to the city. The Golden Temple looks rather stunning on Prakash Divas. In the morning devotees chant Asa-di-Var or hymns. The holy book Guru Granth Sahib is adorned with flowers and worshipped. After the prayers a langar or community lunch is prepared for all those who visit the temple.South AfricaNovember 04 to 06Escape to Cape Town with your friends for a weekend of entertainment and excitement. The golden liquid overflows during the Whisky Live Festival. Showcasing more than hundred brands of whisky, it offers a wide selection of interesting cocktails, scrumptious food and workshops. So have your share of fun and drink as much whisky as you can.GermanyNovember 04 to 08All jazz enthusiasts should make a trip to Berlin during the snazzy JazzFest Berlin. This year’s theme is ‘Blue Note: 70 years’. Get into the mood as you attend recitals and orchestral performances by internationally acclaimed artistes. And after you have had your fill of music you could go around the city, taste local delicacies, and experience the cultural heritage of Berlin.GreeceNovember 08The Athens Marathon is clearly for the fittest. How else do you expect to survive the 42-km long run? But those who still want to give it a shot have the option of participating in less strenuous races, 10km and 5km long. Though it begins flat, the route gets slightly hilly in the middle. The race begins at the ancient battlefield of Marathon and ends at Panathinaikon Stadium.USANovember 08 to 15Book lovers are likely to forget all about Miami’s irresistible beaches once they have seen the Miami Book Fair International. Held over eight days, this fair is one big literary party with readings, discussions and special activities. Don’t be surprised if you bump into your favourite author while browsing around for titles. Have your share of fun and get lost in a world of books.IndiaNovember 10 to 17Besides delicious Bengali sweets and cuisine what makes the Kolkata experience special is the Kolkata Film Festival. Each year thousands of film fanatics, technicians and actors from all across come to attend the festival and showcase a range of films. Running in its 15th year, the film festival shares a special place on the international front, featuring art and commercial films from several countries.USANovember 12 to 14Charm yourself at the glamorous carnival of Hawaiian culture, craft and cuisine at the World Invitational Hula Festival in Honolulu. Spirits soar as participants from all over celebrate with Halau Hula and Haumana dance performances. The three-day fun fiesta offers appetising food, puppet shows, handicraft exhibitions and a number of cultural programmes.Cayman IslandsNovember 12 to 22Watch Cayman Islands in the Caribbean come alive during the 11-day long Pirates Week Festival. The eye-catching fireworks, dazzling illuminations and sheer merriment takes on the entire region of George Town. You can relish delectable local flavours and enjoy traditional Caribbean dance, or simply attend the Heritage Day events with your family and friends.UKNovember 14From Chinese acrobats to military marching bands, enjoy a host of entertaining activities at the legendary Lord Mayor’s Show. Commencing with London’s most spectacular annual display of more than half a ton of giant fireworks, it is a gala event filled with fun. Traditional culture comes alive with handicraft exhibitions, culinary delights, flower competitions and many such events.CanadaNovember 15If you plan a family getaway at Toronto this month, don’t miss the Toronto Santa Claus Parade. A series of animated floats, hundreds of children dressed in traditional finery, enthusiastic marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus mesmerises the tourists. Watch out for the thrilling rides, savour mouth-watering cuisine and admire colourful floats as you relax your frayed city nerves.USANovember 18 to 22Indulge yourself at the grand five-day food and drink extravaganza at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. Treat your taste buds as you watch some of the best celebrity chefs from the city dishing out gourmet delights. The festival features hundreds of wineries, cooking classes, wine tasting sessions and unlimited food from the best fine-dining restaurants from across the city.IndiaNovember 28Celebrated each year with gusto and grandeur, Eid-ul-Adha is the time for celebration. It is also known as the festival of sacrifice, because according to tradition many families sacrifice a goat or lamb. Special prayers are offered at Jama Masjid. Dressed in traditional finery, people gather in the evening to attend community dinners and special sweets like seevaiyan are prepared.advertisementlast_img

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