The heat of summer is beginning to subside in the western hemisphere, and we’re about to experience the joy of watching nature’s transition to fall. The arrival of fall signals the change of luscious green landscapes into a palette full of organic browns, reds, and oranges.
Fall is also a time for great celebration and many significant traditions all around the world. Take caution as you visit, because you may feel the urge to move to some remote foreign location on a whim.
Traveling during this time of the year can be one of the most dynamic and invigorating experiences you’ve ever enjoyed. Start planning your next sightseeing adventure, and consider these popular fall destinations as your plot your course.
Germany in the fall
Many have tried to recreate the atmosphere of Munich’s yearly Oktoberfest celebrations. From late September to early October, beer drinkers from all around the world can be found wearing fancy costumes at one of the world’s largest folk festivals.
There’s more to celebrating Oktoberfest in Germany than just drinking tons of beer. The festival is a week-long fairground attraction, filled with an array of events to enjoy. There’s even a roller coaster and a big, fast swing to challenge your daring side.
Bundle up in Canada
Fall in the majestic forests of Canada brings forth a new chance for travelers to witness the fantastic nature of the forest food chain, as the grizzly bears descend on the local rivers and streams to stock up on calories for the winter.
The spawning grounds of Canadian salmon are the place to be when you’re a bear, or just a person looking for an organic adventure. Plan your trip to “Bear Camp” along the Chilko River in British Columbia today, and make unforgettable memories with one of the most fascinating animals in nature.
Celebrate those who have passed in Mexico
If you crave a taste of Mexican culture, immerse yourself in the country’s celebration of eternal essence on El Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). November 1st and 2nd mark the moments when Mexican locals honor their dead with celebration.
Pictures of family members lost decorate the sanctimonious shrines built to the dead, while the living feast on delectable delights. Party with respect to the culture, and open your mind to a new way of life.
India has the best light show
Visiting India is a great idea any time of the year, but fall brings about the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali. Festivities begin on November 11th each year and extend over a five day period.
Celebrations include spectacular firework displays, and in Goa, there is a competition to see who can create the most interesting effigy to the demon Narakasura. The people traditionally burn the effigies at dawn to mark Krishna’s slaying of Asura king Narakasura.