Most Popular Festivals in September in The World
|Full list of festivals and holidays in September around the world. Photo: Wanderlust Travel Magazine|
These are some of the most intriguing festivals happening around the world this year, ranging from well-known cultural events to quirky parties you may not have heard of before. Is there something missing from this rundown?
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Teachers Day in India (September 5, Sunday)
Teachers Day is observed on September 5 each year in India. President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Virswami's birth anniversary is commemorated on this day. According to legend, all of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Virswami's friends and pupils would wish him "Teachers Day" to commemorate his birthday when he was elected president. This holiday is still currently observed by teachers and students in schools and other educational institutions.
Scottish Highland Games, Scotland
The Braemar Gathering, which even the queen has been known to attend, is where the Scots seem to love to congregate in order to dance, play bagpipes, and throw enormous logs, and there is never more fanfare than at this event. The Highland Games are not just a strength competition (although you will see plenty of tree-trunk tossing and stone-heaving), but also a celebration of music and dance, with events like the Sword Dance of Gille Calum, bagpipe competitions, harp circles, and Celtic singing.
Hermanus Whale Watching Festival, South Africa
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Hopefully your trip will coincide with the annual Whale Watching Festival in late September if you ever find yourself in the South African coastal town of Hermanus, according to Wanderlust.
Visitors and locals alike assemble to watch the Southern Right Whale Migration and to celebrate this natural wonder with talks, events, and exhibits. Of course, a lot of the discussions center on how to preserve our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.
Burning Man, USA (August 30, Monday – September 6, Monday)
Burning Man is probably one of the most unique festivals around the world. Held every summer in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, this famous festival attracts travellers from all over the globe.
|Although Burning Man is formally an art festival, it is much more than that! The desert setting transforms into a transitory city, populated by costumed visitors who are free to express themselves completely. It has a sort of "anything goes" vibe, is anti-consumerism and self-expression focused, and ends with the burning of a huge man effigy.|
Ganesh Chaturthi, India (September 10)
One of the most anticipated upcoming festivals in India is Ganesh Chaturthi. It is one of the September holidays that is most widely observed. A lot of people decorate their homes with clay idols of Lord Ganesha during this festival, which honors his arrival. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is on September 10. In some places, the festival can last up to 21 days.
Oktoberfest, Germany (Saturday, September 18 - Monday, October 4)
Oktoberfest, a sizable beer festival, is now observed globally. However, the official festival, which is all about Bavarian culture and beer, is held in Munich, Germany.
A sizable crowd attends one of the most well-liked festivals in the entire world. One of the largest folk festivals in the world, with an annual attendance of more than six million people. You can find Bavarian food, parades, music, and a funfair in addition to beer stalls. A must-have for any beer enthusiast's diary!
Ganesh Chaturthi, India (September 10)
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In order to commemorate the birth of Lord Ganesha, Ganesh Chaturthi is observed. Lord Ganesha is regarded as a representation of knowledge and fortune. He also goes by the names Gajanana, Ganesh, and Gajadant, which are a few of his 108 names. Weeks before Ganesh Chaturthi, people start creating and painting clay idols of Lord Ganesha as part of this ten-day festival. The statue of Lord Ganesha is submerged in water on the tenth day, which is referred to as Ganpati Visarjan. Chanting Ganapati Bappa Morya is done as a sign of respect. One of the most well-known festivals in India takes place on September 10th.
Regata Storica, Venice, Italy (September 5)
Venice is well-known as a bustling tourist destination, for its sister islands that are all different colors, and for the ebb and flow of leisurely (and pricey) gondola rides along its azure waterways.
Rowers surround the island on the first Sunday in September, and rowing fans congregate in the city to watch the annual competitions and take in the colorful opening parade along the canals.
POP Montreal International Music Festival, Canada (September 22 – September 26)
What started as a music festival has, 14 years later, evolved into a full-on cultural happening. More than 50,000 visitors drop in each year for visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, symposium discussions, film screenings and live musical performances, not to mention an all-night party or two.
Les Festes de la Mercè, Barcelona (Event date not yet confirmed)
Parades, street parties and free concerts are just some of the more than 600 events hosted in Barcelona’s parks, plazas, boulevards and museums during this 4-day fun-fest. Expect spectacles like folk dancing, fire runners and ‘human castles’ rising 8 stories high around every corner, so keep your camera at the ready.
Aloha Festivals, Hawaii, USA
There are many reasons to visit Hawaii, including its stunning beaches, breathtaking mountains, world-renowned hospitality, and some of the best surf in the world, but each September the island state adds another. Their annual Aloha Festival, which is largely free, attracts tens of thousands of tourists and island residents for the hula-dancing, lei-wearing, craft-making, music-playing, and luau-filled celebration.
The UK festival season is coming to an end, which is a good excuse to throw one final big bash. As a family-friendly season finale, Bestival shows a softer side of the festival scene. It offers something for everyone, from an open-air spa to crowdsourced artwork, dance lessons, eclectic music sets, and the Bestival Inflatable Church, where hundreds of couples exchange vows each year. A word of caution: don't even consider showing up without a costume. Visit one of the tents housing the costume workshop if you're lacking in inspiration.
Hindi Day (September 14)
India's national holiday, Hindi Day, is observed on September 14 each year. The adoption of Hindi as one of the nation's official languages took place on this day in 1949, and it is celebrated on this day each year as a result. After formal agreement, this choice became effective on January 26, 1950.
Floriade, Australia (September 11 - October 10)
In full bloom at Canberra's Commonwealth Park is Australia's largest flower festival as spring spreads its green fingers across the continent. Visitors can enjoy art exhibits, musical performances, fashion shows, horticulture talks, a variety of craft activities, and cultural celebrations in addition to the millions of brilliant blossoms. NightFest ramps up with comedy acts, DJs, light shows, and a ton of food and drink as soon as the sun sets.
Mid-Autumn Festival, China, (September 15)
You may be familiar with Chinese New Year, but did you know that the Chinese calendar also places great importance on this mid-year festival? People across the nation observe this festival with a variety of different traditions and customs, from lighting lanterns to walking across bridges to pray, and it is observed when the moon is at its fullest and brightest phase of the year. However, everyone enjoys the pleasure of reuniting with family, friends, and loved ones as they enjoy mooncakes and take in the splendor of the full moon.
Engineer’s Day (September 15)
On a variety of dates, Engineer's Day is observed around the world. This day, which is annually observed on September 15 in India, is also known as Visvesvaraya Day. Due to his reputation as one of the best engineers in the nation, the day is also referred to as Visvesvaraya Day.
September Equinox (September 23, Thursday)
One of the most significant events in September is the September Equinox. It is observed to mark the time when the Sun appears to be moving southward and crossing the celestial equator. The September Equinox takes place between September 21 and September 24 due to calendar differences. The September Equinox will take place on September 23 in India.
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