Fall’s foliage is here and fall festivals begin all around the world, from Crop Over festivals in the West Indies to the famous Diwali festival of light in India, don’t miss the top five fall festivals to discover or to celebrate with your family this fall and the cheapest airfares to get there.
1-Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany.
Oktoberfest will start on Saturday September 19th at noon and last until October 4th, 2009 and it’s free to enter (Beer and sausages are purchased separately and it’s a good idea to book a place on your favorite brewery’s tent. The Festival consists of over 6 main brewer’s tents, including Spaten and other Munich Based breweries.
How do we fly to Munich cheap?
I recommend vayama.com to find the cheapest airline tickets to Munich; I just found a cheap airline ticket from New York to Munich from $597 total, including all taxes on British Airways departing September 15th and returning October 7th. You can also return from another city in Germany or Europe for the same price and take the train in the middle for the ultimate European trip this fall.
2-Diwali : Delhi, India
Diwali in 2009 is celebrated on Saturday, the 17th of October. It is the largest festival in India, known as the “Festival of light’, a thousand tiny oil lamps will be lit from every window, verandah and patio and from paper boats on the Ganges river and lakes. It is one of the most beautiful fall festivals on Earth.
How do we fly to Delhi cheap?
With vayama’s cheap tickets to Delhi, tourists can see it for themselves and expats can fly home cheap to celebrate with their families. I just found a cheap airline ticket from San Francisco to Delhi on Vayama.com (link) for $749 total on Asiana Airlines. Other cheap tickets to India on Vayama.com include Chicago, Los Angeles and New York from $750 on Air India or Jet Airways. Take advantage of the cheap fare to fly back out of Mumbai for the same airfare and take advantage of cheap rail travel in India for the ultimate Indian travel adventure during Diwali.
3 Guy Fawkes’ Night: London England
Guy Fawkes Night commemorates the failure of the “Gunpowder Plot” against King James I on November 5th 1605. So every 5th of November, in every town and hamlet in England, locals gather at dusk to burn effigies of Guy Falkes and to light massive bonfires to the sounds of exploding fireworks. It’s a rowdy celebration where the usually subdued English let their hair down (helped with generous rounds of beer). Nowadays in London, Guy Falkes night is celebrated with parades and costume parties as well as the traditional fireworks displays and huge bonfires.
How do I get to London Cheap for Guy Folkes night?
Easy! I just found a flight to London on Vayama.com for $185 plus tax ($549 total) on Virgin Atlantic nonstop. Great for Tourists and Ex- pats alike.
4-Day of the Dead: Oaxaca, Mexico
El día de los muertos, from November first to the second, is one of the most culturally interesting times to be in Mexico. Each town has its own special way to celebrate this day, but none more colorful than the celebrations in Oaxaca: From scull candies to elaborate papier-mâché shrines and colorful kites, you will witness numerous families visiting cemeteries with candies, flowers, candles and cheer, to sing, dance and celebrate with the deceased, leaving behind beautifully decorated graves.
How do I get to Oaxaca cheap?
I just found a cheap ticket to Oxaca on the Vayama.com Website for $677 total including all taxes. Great airfare for Mexican Ex-pats to fly home to celebrate with their families and for the tourists who will have the privilege of experiencing this amazing fall festival, for less.
5-White Night: Paris, France
Each year on October 1 and 2, the City of Light becomes the City of Wide Awake. Known as Nuit Blanche, or White Night. Over 120 cultural institutions and public gathering places stay open all night. This free celebration of arts and culture is the perfect opportunity to visit monuments, tourist attractions, museums, galleries, libraries, houses of worship, cinemas, parks, swimming pools and even universities. Monuments and buildings are illuminated in colored lights with accompanying music. At daybreak, the city hall in each arrondissement organizes breakfasts for those who’ve lasted through the night.
How do I get to Paris Cheap?
Vayama.com has cheap tickets to Paris from New York; I just found a fare on Air France from $549 total including tax. Take the Eurostar train to London and explore two cities and two fall festivals for one Airfare, or take the train to Munich and catch Oktoberfest too, the airfare will be almost the same returning from Munich, London or Paris.