Festivals

Discovering festivals held all over Asia in different reasons.

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, but there are a few differences in the way the Japanese celebrate the season.

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 promise to excite and enchant with their vibrancy and traditions.

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 celebrations are amongst them.

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.

Discover upcoming festivals in Asia

These big fall festivals in Asia are exciting and widely celebrated, further proof that fall is an interesting time to travel in Asia. Arrive a few days early to these celebrations for a great travel memory, otherwise, steer clear completely until things calm down and return to normal.

Explore the most amazing fiestas in the Philippines

Every town in the Philippines, no matter how big or small, holds a fiesta. Traditionally, the fiesta is a time of joyful celebration for Filipinos, who cook heaps of hearty food, throw open their doors to visitors, and parade in the streets. Some Filipino fiestas have evolved into elaborate, multi-day festivals, while others have kept their communi ...

How to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam

Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam is often held in the eighth lunar month. It is one of the most important and meaningful festivals in Vietnam. It not only recalls the family love and reunion, but is also a festival for both children and adults in Vietnam.