GeoSpotlight: Global Events

Mevlana Whirling Dervishes- Turkey

Whirling Dervishes, also known as the Mevlevi Order, have been dancing the ‘sema’ on the same date for 750 years to mark the death of Rumi, the Afghan poet who produced most of his work in Konya. Learn More »




Día de los Muertos- Mexico

Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is celebrated every year in honor of deceased friends and family. Typical traditions consist of constructing alters, making offerings, creating sugar skulls, eating traditional foods, putting on parades, and other events with the purpose of commemoration.  Learn More »


Oktoberfest- Germany

Oktoberfest is a 16 day annual festival held in Munich, Germany. The first Oktoberfest was celebrated in 1810, in celebration of Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Today, it is considered to be the largest beer festival in the world with 7 million participants and the consumption of over 6 million liters of beer.  Learn More »


Epcot International Food & Wine Festival- Walt Disney World Resort, FL

This 75 day food and wine festival, taking place at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, wil be held from August 30th to November 12th for its 23rd year. Many people travel to enjoy the festival's fine dining events, celeberty chefs, and musical performances during the fall months.  Learn More »