Deepavali or the 'Festival of Lights' is celebrated by Hindus with prayers, family gatherings and festivities.
Deepavali dazzles with the most intense of colours - rich saffron and turmeric - illuminated by the light of a thousand oil lamps.
This festival commemorates the time when the Buddha returned to earth after preaching in the abode of celestials during the three months of Lent.
The annual Keo Pagoda Festival lasts three days during which lots of religious and traditional rituals and customs are held in celebration of the Buddhist monk who rendered great merits to the people and the country.
Running for 15 days, the Phchum Ben Day Festival is dedicated to blessing the spirits of the dead. This is one of the most culturally significant in Cambodia, culminating in celebrations on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer lunar calendar, at the end of the Buddhist lent (usually late September or early to mid-October).
The cluster monuments of Tran Temple is located in the surbub of Nam Dinh in a large area of more than 10 hecta with many communal houses, pagodas, temples, tombs, stone shrines which were errected at the place where the old palaces used to stand.
As one of the homes for the most abundant and expertly created handicrafts, Indonesia has been exhibiting their finest craftsmen in several events; one of the largest is the Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair (INACRAFT).
This festival of the boatmen living around Hoi An is believed to hold back epidemics and diseases in the transition of a season. It takes place in the communal house or in the administration house of the village.
A carnival-like atmosphere pervades on the eve of Malaysia’s Independence Day celebration, as a night of mesmerizing dances, dazzling fireworks displays, and stunning performances by local artists all culminate to the Hari Merdeka countdown.
Place: Dao Xa Commune, Thanh Thuy District, Phu Tho Province. Objects of worship: Hung Hai Cong and three Royal Highest mandarins who had merit of helping people control floods, Princess Que Hoa. Characteristics: Praying for water ceremony, after worshipping take boat down and race boat at night.
22 - 26 January 2018