Whether you're wrapping up in scarves and hats in the Northern Hemisphere, or slapping on the sunscreen in the Southern Hemisphere, there's plenty going on in November to keep you entertained before the Christmas madness begins in December.
Here at BedandBreakfastworld.com we have taken a look at the best events and festivals taking place around the world in November 2010. Read about the Day of the Dead in Mexico and Guy Fawkes Night in Britain, before getting in touch to let us know what's happening near you this November.
Day of the Dead in Mexico City (31st October - 2nd November)
Similar to Halloween, the 31st October marks the time when Mexicans believe the dead return to visit the living. But rather than just being a night of scaring children with ghost stories, the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos is a time for celebrating life and remembering loved ones. The festivities continue for three days, with different traditions taking place on each day. With skeleton and marigold motifs on every street, it's certainly a colourful and lively time to visit Mexico's capital.Book a bed and breakfast in Mexico City
Guy Fawkes Night (5th November)
Also known as Bonfire Night, the 5th November is an annual tradition in Great Britain which marks the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes and a number of others to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. The Gunpowder Plot was foiled, and its conspirators were all executed. Celebrations of this rather grim event traditionally include large bonfires and fireworks displays, and children eat toffee apples and beg for 'a penny for the guy', a homemade effigy of Guy Fawkes which is eventually thrown on the fire.Book a bed and breakfast in England, Scotland or Wales
Corona Cork Film Festival (7th-14th November)
Last month residents of Cork were moving to the sounds of the Guinness Jazz Festival, this month they'll all be munching popcorn and enjoying a night at the movies at the Corona Cork Film Festival. One of Ireland's premier cultural events, the festival is now in its fifty-fifth year and features a wide mix of world cinema, Hollywood blockbusters and independent films.Book a Cork B&B
Other November events in Ireland:
Ennis Trad Festival (11th-15th November)Book an Ennis bed and breakfast
Foyle Film Festival (19th-27th November)Book a B&B in Derry
Thanksgiving in New York City (25th November)
A national holiday throughout the United States, Thanksgiving has been celebrated since 1863 and is traditionally a day spent enjoying good food with family and friends. If you're looking to join in the fun this year, where better than in New York, the home of the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Passing from Manhattan's Upper West Side to Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, the parade features themed floats, marching bands and giant balloon figures of cartoon characters and TV personalities. Thanksgiving also marks the unofficial start of the Christmas season, when New York really begins to get festive. Make a start on your Christmas shopping on Black Friday, a traditional shopping day which falls the day after Thanksgiving.Book a New York guest house
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