Christmas Day is a joyous time of celebration in Indonesia.
Idul Adha or Hari Raya Qurban also known as the Muslim Day of Sacrifice, is an Islamic holiday in Indonesia.
The end of Ramadan is marked with feasting, family reunions, and open houses in the Muslim-majority countries of Indonesia and Malaysia; Eid is also a public holiday in Singapore, which has a vibrant Malay community.
Nyepi: Bali’s New Year Day of Absolute Silence, and its preceding Rituals.
Chinese New Year Festival is celebrated with great aplomb and festivity. There are traditional Chinese song and dance performances with a colorful street parade featuring vibrantly painted dragons and lions. At the peak of the event, thousands of Chinese lanterns are released into the sky.
End the year with a bang – literally – at the climax of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown.
The Thailand New Year Countdown Celebrations will carry the hallmarks of fun and genuine hospitality that make the kingdom such a rewarding destination to visit. The celebrations to greet the New Year in Thailand are always full of fun activities, including concerts, stage performances, fireworks displays and a mass countdown to welcome New Year in a traditional Thai way by visiting a temple.
As the largest Buddhist temple and one of the wonders of the world, the Borobudur Temple provides a majestic backdrop for many activities, be it spiritual or festive. But as far as these events go, this merry event acts as a symbol of gratitude for the present and the past, as well as hope for a positive future.
On the platform of the Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda, devotees light nine thousand lamps to welcome the New Year and to give thanks to Buddha’s peaceful Doctrine. The magical Golden Rock Pagoda, a golden spire, sits on the top of a huge boulder covered with gold leaf and perched on the edge of a cliff.
A surfing tournament with participants from Malaysia and overseas. This event supports the local surfing community and attracts international tourists to Cherating.
22 - 26 January 2018