The Golden Stupa or Pha That Luang is the national symbol and most important religious monument in Laos and Vientiane’s most important Buddhist festival is Boun That Luang. The That Luang festival is held over three-seven days during the full moon of the twenty-fifth lunar month (November, but sometimes October).
Exploring bright new ideas, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is the Southeast Asia’s leading festival. Bringing together Indonesian and international writers, artists, activists, filmmakers, and other creative workers, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is a space to cultivate global voices, raising awareness on large-scale issues.
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Staged at pemuteran village, the peaceful Buleleng comes alive during Buleleng Bali Dive Festival. Pemuteran is known for its richest diversity of coral reef, underwater temple, and transformed underwater ocean landscape. What was once a destructive site due to fishing, bleaching, and sedimentation, the reefs are now glowing with colorful corals and vibrant fishes.
Luang Prabang Half Marathon or also known as the "La Procession" which is held at Luang Prabang, Laos. Experience the all-sweat out ra during the month of October.
Held every third weekend of October or on the closest weekend to October 19, it dramatizes the steadfast character of the Negrenses and symbolizes what the people of the City of Smiles do best: putting on a happy face when confronted with challenges.
Lanzones Festival is held every third week of October and it is a four day grand celebration of the lanzones fruit. The most important livelihood in Camiguin is lanzones. It is when a lot of tourists come to witness the joyous Lanzones festival.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar which lasts for 9 days.
Deepavali or the 'Festival of Lights' is celebrated by Hindus with prayers, family gatherings and festivities. (From Tourism Malaysia website) For the Hindus, Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, signifies the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Oil lamps are lit in homes to symbolize this victory. Celebrated during the 7th month of the Hindu calendar, a traditional oil bath precedes the festivities. Hindu families will then visit temples and offer prayers at household altars.
Deepavali dazzles with the most intense of colours - rich saffron and turmeric - illuminated by the light of a thousand oil lamps.
22 - 26 January 2018