NOVEM­BER

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GION ODORI Ky­oto, Ja­pan: Beau­ti­ful and grace­ful geisha and maiko (geisha in train­ing) put on their most lav­ish per­for­mance of the year dur­ing the fall sea­son with Gion Odori at the Gion Kaikan The­atre. Gion Odori is recog­nised for its themes that change ev­ery year, and its orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions that tie the per­for­mances to­gether. Per­for­mances can be dra­matic, el­e­gant and even touch on tragic story lines. The twicedaily per­for­mances also in­clude a tra­di­tional tea cer­e­mony. gion­hi­gashi.com GUY FAWKES NIGHT Lon­don, Eng­land: Re­mem­ber, re­mem­ber, the fifth of Novem­ber, the an­niver­sary of Catholic con­spir­a­tor Guy Fawkes’ ar­rest. The day is cel­e­brated with bon­fires all around the city, with ef­fi­gies of Guy Fawkes burned on top of the fires. There are also numer­ous fire­work dis­plays all around the city, in ad­di­tion to fun­fairs, food and drinks and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment. vis­it­lon­don.com GURU NANAK JAYANTI Pun­jab, In­dia: Cel­e­brate the birth­day of the founder of Sik­i­hism, Guru Nanak in one of In­dia’s grand­est and most visual fes­ti­vals. Prepa­ra­tions start as early as three weeks be­fore with early morn­ing pro­ces­sions at the Golden Tem­ple in Am­rit­sar. On the morn­ing of, Sikhs will start cit­ing hymns and po­ems be­fore dawn be­fore par­tak­ing in Karah Prasad, a sweet pud­ding. In the evening is a fire­works cel­e­bra­tion, fol­lowed by prayer recita­tion and con­gre­ga­tional singing at 1.20am in the morn­ing, the ac­tual birth time of Guru Nanak. fes­ti­vals.ilovein­dia.com/ gu­runanak-jayanti

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