When you think about Japan, you imagine tea houses, beautiful gardens, painted geishas and samurais. Japanese culture is not only mystical, but colorful and diverse. Their connection with the land, nature and with their gods is something you cannot really comprehend unless you have lived with them.
In April or May, Buddhists around the world will celebrate Vesak, the festival commemorating Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. In Vietnam, the holiday is known as Phật Đản and will widely be observed on May 19th.
In the ancient capital Kyoto, the traditional events and festivals have been passed down to people and held for over one thousand years. Every time you visit Kyoto, you will have a different impression because there are four seasons in Japan. Especially, summer is a wonderful time to visit Kyoto. The springtime crowds have departed and the green of trees is still fresh and beautiful.
Being one of the biggest economies and a culturally diverse country, China celebrates a lot of traditional, and culture-based festivals that are nothing but a pure joy to be a part of. While the festivals play an integral role in Chinese culture, most of the festivals in China are based on the lunar calendar, and are fascinating indeed.