Festivals

Discovering festivals held all over Asia in different reasons.

Asian festivals to look forward to in March

Because many festivals and holidays in Asia are based on lunisolar calendars, dates change from year to year. Occasionally, Easter falls in March and is celebrated vividly throughout the Philippines. These are some other exciting Asian festivals have the potential to come up in March.

The best festivals to see in Nepal

Nepal is not only about the breathtaking mountains, serpentine roads, and gorgeous meadows, but also about some vibrant and fun festivals.

Interesting facts about Japan's cherry blossom festivals

Japan is known around the world for its cherry blossom festivals. Known as hanami in Japanese, cherry blossom festivals are an important custom and are held all over Japan during the spring. If you're planning a trip to the country in the spring, here's what you need to know about the hanami tradition.

Water splashing festival of Dai ethnic group in China

Water-Splashing Festival is the most ceremonious traditional festival of the Dai minority in the Dehong area of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province in the southwest of China. It is the New Year for the Dai, a festival to send off the old and greet the new.

7 best festivals in Asia for your 2020 bucket list

A festival is a simple concept of bringing people together to have a good time. There are tens of thousands of them around the world, but if you had to have to create an Asia festival bucket list for 2020, what would it look like? This guide is for you. From unmissable music festivals to ice sculptures, mud baths and magical lanterns, the ...

How to celebrate Seollal, Korean Lunar New Year

On the Lunar New Year, or Seollal, Koreans celebrate one of the country’s most important holidays. The Lunar New Year celebration in South Korea focuses on respect for one’s elders and ancestors, as well as time with family and loved ones.

Best places to celebrate Christmas in Asia

If traveling in December, celebrating Christmas in Asia is an option. Many countries have adopted December 25 as an official public holiday but not all. Regardless, Christmas lights, decorated trees, and even Santa can be spotted in countries where Christmas isn't officially observed as a winter event.

The brightest destinations in Singapore this Christmas

Singapore's Christmas simply isn't complete without light-ups and displays along selected thoroughfares. From November to the first week of the New Year, Singapore will be lit up with stunning electric light displays that illuminate the whole country.

The popular festivals in northwest Vietnam

Festivals in Vietnam offer visitors the best opportunity for getting up close and personal with the myths, customs and fun-loving spirit of this proud nation. Viet ethnic group has existed in Northwest Vietnam for thousands of years. This place still keeps many valuable intangible cultural heritage of which there are many traditional folk festivals ...

Celebrating Tet in big cities of Vietnam

Tet is a great time to see Vietnam at its most colorful, especially in the cities of Hue, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. Visit these cities during Tet to see what this major festival is about.