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Top Worldwide Events in November 2014

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154th Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014 – Australia

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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the most vibrant horse racing event in the world. This festival of horse racing, fashion and fun starts in September and runs through until mid-November. Flemington Racecourse is the stage for big-name race days such as Derby Day, the Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day.

The Melbourne Cup, held on the first Tuesday in November, is the focal point of the carnival and a public holiday in Victoria. Most of Australia stops to watch or listen to the race, but there's nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience this unique event.

Where
Melbourne, Australia 

When 
Saturday, 1st November 2014

More information
Visit Melbourne Cup Carnival visit the official website.

London Jazz Festival – London, UK

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Dubbed as 'One of the best jazz festivals in the world' by the Guardian,  the London Jazz Festival celebrates its 22 years of this wonderful event which features LIVE music in multiple venues in London.

The London Jazz Festival showcases a massive range of music including FREE events and it's not just jazz!

Where
Music Venues in and around London!

When
Friday 14th - Sunday 23rd November2014

More information 
Visit the official website of the London Jazz Festival.

The true origins of the Halloween holiday

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Halloween is a holiday that takes place on the night of October the 31st.  The actual word Halloween is a shortening of "All Hallows" Evening, which has also been referred to as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve.

The night of Halloween seems to be steadily rising in popularity across the world in the last 10 years. Traditional activities associated with Halloween are:
Trick-or-treatsBonfiresCostume partiesVisiting "haunted houses"Carving jack-o-lanterns Irish and Scottish immigrants carried their own versions of the tradition to North America in the 19th Century. Western countries fully embraced the holiday in the late 20th Century including UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus and many other former British colonies.
Halloween takes its origins from the ancient Celtic festival called "Samhain".  In essence, the festival of Samhain celebrates the climax of the harvest season according to Gaelic culture. Samhain was tra…

The Top 10 PT Worldwide Events in October 2014

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October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.

October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.

Autumn is here in the Northern Hemisphere and the Festivals across the world are vibrant and colorful to say the least. Our picks are the Oktoberfest Beer Festival in Munich and the Masskara Festival in Bacolod, Philippines.
Top 10 PT Worldwide Events for October 2014 1. The true origins of the Halloween holiday 2. National Cranberry Festival, Carver, Massachusetts - US

3. Columbus Day Parade, Manhattan, New York - US


4. Oktoberfest Beer Festival, Munich, Germany


5. Annual International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), Paris, France


6. World's Biggest Electronics Event HKTDC, Hong Kong, China


7. London International Animation Festival, London, UK


8. The Vegetarian Festival …

Masskara Festival 2014, Bacolod, Philippines

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The Masskara Festival is held every year in Bacolod, Philippines, every 3rd weekend of October nearest to the 19th of October, the city's Charter anniversary.

The festival first began in 1980 during a period of crisis. The province relied on sugar cane as its primary agricultural crop, and the price of sugar was at an all-time low due to the introduction of sugar substitutes like high fructose corn syrup in the United States. It was also a time of tragedy; on April 22 of that year, the inter-island vessel MV Don Juan carrying many Negrenses, including those belonging to prominent families in Bacolod City, collided with the tanker Tacloban City and sank. An estimated 700 lives were lost in the tragedy.

In the midst of these tragic events, the city's artists, local government and civic groups decided to hold a "Festival of smiles", because the city at that time was also known as the City of Smiles. They reasoned that a Festival was a good opportunity to transform the r…

Jerusalem Knights Festival 2014, Jerusalem, Israel

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Jerusalem Knights Festival at Old City

History comes alive in the streets and alleyways of the Old City as the world of knights, court jesters, and other enchanting medieval personalities is re-created before your very own eyes.

This annual festival takes place over a series of Thursdays in October and November and brings dozens of entertainers into the streets of the Old City for dance performances, musical concerts, fire shows, acrobatics, theater and more.

Where
Jerusalem, Israel 

When
Four Thursdays in November 2014
For more information visit website

London International Animation Festival 2014, London, UK

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The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone...

Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don't normally elicit such attention.

Our annual 10-day Festival includes gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A's with filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening. LIAF has grown to become much more than an annual Festival – we are programming more events, tours, screenings and masterclasses all year-round to as many cities and countries that invite us. LIAF strives to be the best, and we do so with a very small, very dedicated staff.
Where
London, UK

When
24th October - 2nd Nove…

Annual International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) 2014 - Paris, France

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The contemporary art scene in Paris comes to life during the annual International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) each autumn.

Held in the gorgeous setting of the Grand Palais with its large glass dome, the art fair brings together the work of thousands of artists from around the world represented by 184 galleries and 3177 artists from 24 countries.

Where 
Grand Palais, Paris, France

When 
23rd October - 28th October2014

For more information and a complete guide of the fair visit website

Columbus Day Parade 2014, Manhattan, New York - US

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The annual Columbus Day Parade is the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture and is broadcast on six continents, and the Gala Dinner brings together leaders of the United States and Italy for an evening that pays tribute to a centuries-old bond.

Through sponsorships of the parade, exhibitions, and gala, the Columbus Citizens Foundation raises millions of dollars to support the education of Italian-American students who have the drive to succeed in school and beyond, but not the means to reach their potential.

Where
Manhattan, New-York

When 
13th October 2014

Parade starts at 11:30am 

For more information visit website