Festivals

Discovering festivals held all over Asia in different reasons.
Where to buy decorations for Christmas in Taiwan
In Taiwan, where Christmas is seen by many as just another day of the year, finding your festive items can be a bit of a mission. Here are the best places to hit in search of those elusive gifts and decorations.

November festivals to look forward to in Asia
November typically marks the transition out of monsoon season, bringing drier weather to much of Southeast Asia. Here are a few of the big events that often take place in November.

Experience the Lunar New Year of Asian countries
The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important holiday, but it is also celebrated in other East Asian countries and in places where natives of those countries and their families reside.

How Halloween is celebrated in Japan
Halloween came to Japan in 2000 when Tokyo Disneyland hosted its first Halloween event, followed quickly by similar celebrations at Sanrio Puroland and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Since then, this American holiday has exploded in popularity across the country, ...

A guide to Myanmar's magical light festivals
By far the biggest, must-experience festivity in Myanmar is Thingyan, a huge, several-day water festival that rings in the Buddhist New Year. But several other celebrations, such as the light festivals of Thadingyut and Tazaungdaing, aren’t to be missed either. Both ...

6 meaningful gifts for Tet holiday
Giving gifts on Tet holiday, which has been long a traditional custom in Vietnam’s ancient culture, represents not only the close relationship but also the thorough and subtle of human behaviors.

The unique cultural festivals in Asia
There are many reasons to visit a new destination, from cultural landmarks to exotic cuisines, adventure travels or photogenic landscapes and for travelers to Asia, the continent offers many more wonders than one would ever be able to unveil; cultural festivals and ...

The best destinations to celebrate Christmas in Asia
In Asia, Christmas celebration varies among each country. It is a collection of practices by different religions occurring during this holiday period. The Western influence makes Christmas time more fun and exciting in the East.

Get to know Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai
Yi Peng is celebrated on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month which is held annually in November every year. As the biggest festival in Chiang Mai, Yi Peng attracts thousands of people to come to the ancient city of Thailand.

Get to know Indian Hindu festivals
Hinduism is one of the most diverse religions in the world and is associated with a multitude of myths and deities. This belief in more than one god brings with it a plethora of festivals.

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