Held every June, the festival pays homage to Tacloban’s patron saint, Señor Santo Niño de Tacloban, through merrymaking and a display of the rich cultural heritage of Leyte and Samar. It also depicts how their ancestors came to accept Christianity.
Waso Chinlone Festival of Mahamuni Buddha Image in the year 2009 stretched for 48 days. It was the 81st game held annually since 1926; the largest sport event of its kind, participated by 1220 Chinlone teams.
For a whole month, Singapore celebrates the arts with a smorgasbord of theatre, dance and music performances.
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.
After fasting from dawn to dusk for a month, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a day that signifies victory for Muslims everywhere. On this special day, Muslims attend special morning prayers in mosques and visit the cemeteries of their loved ones. Decked in their traditional finery, friends and family from near and far come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. There will be lots of tasty delicacies to make the celebration memorable! (From Tourism Malaysia website)
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is recognized as a public holiday, falling on the 1st day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar – the exact date varies each year.
To mark the end of Ramadhan, Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The day begins with morning prayers at the mosques, followed by a hearty meal of ketupat (rice cakes), lontong, rendang, satay and cookies. The highlight will definitely be the"open house" at the palace, whereby the Sultan and the royal family will welcome the public to enjoy the celebration in one of the largest residential palace in the world.
Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is the festival of Eid, known in Singapore as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Ramadan is a period of sober repentance for Muslims, with approximately 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Adherents of the faith also devote much of the month to worship, charitable deeds and acts of compassion.
Phi Ta Khon is the common name for a variety of festivities held in Dan Sai, Loei province (in Thailand’s northeastern Isaan region), which take place during the first week after the 6th full moon of the year, usually in June.
This is an extreme quadrathlon event that includes a 5km run, 4km kayaking, 2km cycling and a series of strongman sports such as Military Press, Dead Lift and even a Rampanau (bamboo stilts) walk to the finish line.
22 - 26 January 2018