Pongal is a traditional Indian harvest festival that charms with its colourful intimations of an age gone by.
A significant international-level sailing competition featuring 50 sailing boats from around the world and top teams from the Asia Pacific.
A Hindu thanksgiving festival dedicated to the Sun God to thank the solar deity for a bountiful harvest.
Pounding drums; blackened bodies of dancers; colorful and elaborate costumes—they all paint dramatic, visual stimulation. Kalibo's Ati-Atihan is held every third week of January, and is one of the Philippines’ most recognizable festivals.
A running competition that takes participants along a 100km route.
Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it is Sinulog.
This event will be held on New Year's day.
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.
22 - 26 January 2018