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German Christmas Markets

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 Where? Germany (various cities and towns)

When? 28th November - 24th December 2008

World famous Christmas Markets like no other! If you’ve not yet experienced a German Christmas Market you should add it to your list of must do’s. It's especially interesting for all the family.

One of the most famous markets is called Nuremberg .The Old Town is decorated in its Christmas regalia and permeated with tempting aromas of mulled wine, sweet roasted almonds, Nuremberg sausages and gingerbread, thus creating an unforgettable atmosphere. The Christkindlesmarkt lies right at the heart of the city which is steeped in more than 400 years of tradition, providing an international showcase for all Franconian and German Christmas Markets.

Further information: www.christmasmarkets.com

Surin Elephant Round-Up

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Where? Surin, Thailand

When? 17th - 18th November 2012

Surin, the northeastern province known as ''the Land of Elephants'', has been holding the annual Elephant Roundup for nearly half a century. Internationally famous, the annual event brings thousands of visitors to the Srinarong Stadium in the provincial city of Surin, where some 200 trained elephants are assembled. 
Among the spectacular shows are elephant football, tug-of-war between elephants and men, demonstrations of log-pulling skills and a spectacular parade of elephants outfitted for medieval warfare.
Further information: www.elephant-news.com

La Salute, Venice

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Where? Venice, Italy

When? 21st November 2008

The Festival of La Salute is one of Venice's most important religious festivals. Like the Feast of the Redeemer in July, it commemorates the end of a plague - this one in 1630.

Out of gratitude for their delivery from the epidemic, the Senate decided to build a church. This became the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, one of the most famous in Venice.

Further information: www.sacred-destinations.com

Top Worldwide Events in November

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Remember the 5th of November? This fascinating story is centered around Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606) sometimes known as Guido Fawkes, who was a member of a group of English Roman Catholic revolutionaries that planned to carry out the great Gunpowder Plot.

Although Robert Catesby was the lead figure in thinking up the actual plot, Fawkes was put in charge of executing the plan due to his military and explosives experience. The plot was foiled however, shortly before its intended completion. Fawkes himself was famously captured whilst guarding the gunpowder. They were all later executed for treason. Suspicion was aroused because wore a coat, boots and spurs, as though he intended to leave in a rush! Guy Fawkes most certainly left a lasting mark on history and popular culture in the United Kingdom and even parts of the Commonwealth.

On November 5 the yearly event of Bonfire Night takes place, centered on the concept of the plot and Fawkes the executor. The tradition of t…

WTM World Travel Market

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Where? London, England

When? 5th - 8th November 2012
The global event for the travel industry staged annually in London at the Excel centre. The World Travel Market is a vibrant must attend 4 day business to business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and international travel professionals.

It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business under one roof. By attending World Travel Market, participants efficiently, effectively and productively gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and stay abreast with the latest developments in the travel industry.

Keep in mind that if you are in London during this event, Hotel prices are sky high. Also be aware that Excel Center is far away from the City Center.

Further information: www.wtmlondon.com

Melbourne Cup

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Where: Melbourne

When: 6th November 2012

One of the biggest events in Australia's horse racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup is the country's richest and most famous horse race. First held in 1961, the race is steeped in tradition and always begins at 15:00 on the first Tuesday in November and is always run over a 3,200M (2 miles) course. But events begin much earlier in the day with the first race of the 10-race programme beginning at 10:20.

Like many of the biggest racing meetings around the world, it's an opportunity to dress up in your finest outfits with flamboyant hats being the order of the day for many women.

Further information: www.melbournecup.com

Devon Ottery Carnival

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Where? Devon, England

When? 5th November 2012

Ottery St Mary is a small town between Exeter and Honiton in East Devon. Ottery Carnival is split into two parts; the first part consists of a procession of Tableaux and a grand firework display. The second part consists of the lighting of the annual bonfire and the carrying of lighted tar barrels through the streets.

November the 5th each year is the traditional day for the Tar Barrels and only changes when the 5th falls on a Sunday. The procession and fireworks are normally on the Saturday before the 5th of November.

Further information: www.otterytarbarrels.co.uk