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4 Can't Miss Unique Festivals Celebrated in October

What are you plans for fall? If you're looking for another trip you can add to your book of unique travel experiences, then here's a list of unusual festivals from around the world celebrated in the month of October.

October is usually the month that people start to get into the Halloween vibe. However, to some, October is celebrated completely differently:

  1. Tübingen Duck Race: Every year, over 7,000 rubber ducks are released in River Necker. These ducks then float across the river through the historic town of Stuttgart. Anyone with a rubber duck can participate and if you left yours at home in the tub, you can rent one! This is taken very seriously because the winner gets €10.000 as a price!
  2. Pushkar Camel Fair: Held in the town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India, hundreds of Rabadi herdsmen flock to the five-day fair to buy or sell camels. Camels for trade are decorated with colorful clothes and bits of paper. Tourists also join this festival to watch the camel beauty parades and races. Other highlights are the "matka phod," "longest moustache," and "bridal competition."
  3. Diwali: Known as the "festival of lights," Diwali is one of the most well-known Hindu festivals wherein small clay lamps are filled with oil and lit; signifying the triumph of good over evil. The festival occurs in a period of five days.
  4. Naga Fireball Festival: Locally known as "bung fai paya nak," hundreds of flowing balls of light rise up from the Mekong River. The balls are reddish in color and rise up for a couple of hundred meters before disappearing in the air.

Excited yet? Book your holiday to one of these four destinations this October and take part in these four unique festivals!

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