Festivals

Discovering festivals held all over Asia in different reasons.
The weirdest festivals in Japan
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 ...

Celebrating Vesak in Vietnam
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.

3 must-see traditional summer events in Kyoto
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 ...

7 Chinese traditional festivals you must see once
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 ...

Explore Ati Atihan, the biggest festival in the Philippines
The Ati Atihan festival is believed to be a "Mother of all the festivals" in the Philippines, which over the course of its 800 years history has evolved into both a tribal and religious festival. Held annually in January during a week, the festival consists ...

Try the tasty dishes in the Hinamatsuri festival in Japan
Hinamatsuri also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a special day in Japan. During the holiday, families display ceramic dolls dressed in the ornate, decorative robes of the ancient imperial court. The manufacturing of these figurines remains a thriving ...

Where to celebrate the Songkran in Thailand
Songkran is an annual festival which takes place over three days during the traditional Thai New Year, April 13th-15th. The official Songkran festival lasts three days but in reality the whole week is taken over by a mass celebration as the whole country shuts down for ...

Guide to spring festivals in South Korea
When March comes, the cold subsides and plants begin to awaken and bloom, creating a sweet scent that can only be described as spring. In South Korea, a wide array of events celebrating the season can be found throughout the country.

Tips to enjoy Tet holiday to the fullest in Saigon
To have the best Tet experience in Ho Chi Minh city, read these useful tips shared by locals and experienced travellers to ensure a wonderful trip during the holidays.

Spring festivals in Asia
There are so many diverse and exciting spring festivals in Asia. Numerous spring festivals in Asia celebrate the end of winter and start of warming days. These spring holidays and events are big enough to affect the region. Plan ahead by booking transportation and ...

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