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Mid-Autumn Festival 2016, China, Asia

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Description This Festival is an opportunity to enjoy lots of sweet treats! Locals celebrate the transition of the seasons and is one of the most important events of the country. Along with the sweets, participants do fire-dragon dances, carry paper lanterns and hang them from towers.
The event is also called ''Moon Cake Festival'', because according to the myth, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in the spring and the moon in the autumn.
Where
All over China and in Chinatowns around the world!

When
2nd September 2016 - 30th September 2016

Information
You can find more information at http://chinatownfestivals.sg/

Horn Dance Festival 2016, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, UK

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A unique cultural event, where dancers are obligated to wear horns!

This event takes place in a small village in the English Midlands. The first time it took place was back in August 1226 and today it remains to be one of the few cultural rural events that survived though the years. Ever since, this dance takes place every year and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Dancing typically starts at 8 o'clock in the morning and dancers have to walk about 10 miles around the village. This annual event attracts visitors from around the world to view this spectacular and unusual display. A visitor can see different exhibitions, buy handmade items and enjoy drinks in local pubs.

Where
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, UK

When
Monday 12th September in 2016

Information 
For more information visit Horn Dance

Oktoberfest Beer Festival 2016, Munich, Germany

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The 183rd Munich Oktoberfest and undoubtedly one of the worlds best Beer Festivals, which despite the name starts in September!

With no doubt, Germans know about Beer and how to celebrate it. This Festival starts in September and lasts until October. It's one of the biggest Beer Festivals worldwide and every year, more than 6 million visitors attend their to celebrate the most popular alcoholic drink of the world.

The first Beer Festival took place in Munich 1810 and ever since then, is running every year.

Where
Munich, Germany

When
From 17th September 2016 to 03rd October 2016 

Information
For more information about a detailed Oktoberfest guide, visit http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/

Les Festes de la Mercè 2016 - Festival of the Virgin of Mercy

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La Feste de la Merce festival is one of Spain's biggest events and Spanish certainly know how to party!

The Festival features Giants, Dwarfs, Dragons, Fireworks and traditional Kiosks selling local sausages and honey! It will capture your imagination!

Where
Barcelona, Spain

When
22th - 25th September 2016
Information
More information can be found on festival's official website, http://merce.bcn.cat/

Top worldwide events in March-2015

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The name of March derives from the Latin name "Martius", the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. It was named for Mars, the Roman god of war, a guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people. Martius stood for the beginning of the season for both farming and warfare and the festivals held in his honor during the month were mirrored by others in October, when the season for these activities came to a close.

Many cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March. March starts on the same day of the week as November every year and February in common years only. March ends on the same day of the week as June every year.

This month we have a jammed packed agenda as spring starts within the Northern Hemisphere.

 Here are the top worldwide events for March 2015

27. Feb - 15. March AUSTRALIA, Adelaide Festival- the country's largest and possibly wackiest festival. A huge, colourful and unhinged event - Edinburgh in the sun…

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

Visit the Locations of Your Favorite Movies!

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Come one, come all! The biggest blockbuster hits of the 21st and late 20th century have all made a lasting impact upon cultures worldwide and what better way to celebrate their success than visiting their iconic filming locations and reveling in today's culture of consumerism?

Perpetual Traveller Overseas has done its research and selected a number of films relevant to our readers. We hope you enjoy and get ideas for your next travel destination(s)!


1. The Lord of the Rings: New Zealand The Lord of the Rings: also known as the franchise that sponsored an entire country. New Zealand as depicted in the movies is just as breathtaking in real life and even more so where you can experience all of its sweeping, majestic visage in the flesh, where it seems civilization has not yet taken over the world.

Other attractions include Hobbiton in Matamata (yes, Hobbiton does exist!) and perhaps you can take a canter down to the Green Dragon Pub nearby. Perpetual Traveller Overseas already has an…

Ganesh Chaturthi 2013 Festival, Maharashtra, India

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Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.

It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his believers. It lasts for more than 1 week and is biggest celebration is taking place on the last day of the celebrations, called Ananta Chaturdasi (forth day of the waxing moon period).

Where
Maharashtra, India

When
9th of September - 18th of September

Information 
Visit http://ganeshchaturthi2013.com/