A series of shows that radiate the spirit of Solo’s togetherness, Solo International Performing Arts (SIPA) is considered a never-ending movement to preserve Solo’s local cultures and immerse them with the world. SIPA is manifested through a festive celebration of traditional and contemporary performance arts.
In this festival, offerings are made for dead ancestors to obtain merit. Popular and exciting longboat-racing competitions are held to celebrate the river. This festival is held during the tenth full moon of the lunar calendar.
On the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, the Vietnamese believe the gates of hell open, allowing the souls of the dead to visit their family back on earth. Thus their descendants create lavish offerings to serve on ancestral altars, or gather in pagodas to hear monks lecture about the value of family. At night, families set lit lanterns afloat down the river.
Resonating the charm of Indonesian maritime, Takabonerate National Park creates TakabonerateFestival to give a chance for sea explorers to discover the region’s infinitely picturesque ocean. With a set of activities, including a ship expedition of Selayar Islands, you will have endless fun.
The holier of the two major holidays in the Islamic calendar (Hari Raya Puasa is the other one), Aidil Adha commemorates Ibrahim's obedience to Allah's commandment to sacrifice his son. At the last minute, the Angel Jibra'il replaced the sacrifice with a sheep. To celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Adha, families sacrifice a sheep, dividing the meat between the family, relatives, and the poor and needy.
Lasting four days, Hari Raya Haji commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham's) complete faith and trust in God.
Phitsanulok Traditional Long Boat Races is held on the Nan River, in front of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan. They are held every September along with various religious rites such as robe-offering ceremony, changing the robe of the famous Buddha image Phra Phutthachinnarat, boat decoration contest, and traditional boat races.
Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi Province and the second largest city on the island of Sulawesi after Makassar, will come alive with fantastic festivities and spectacular fiesta on 1st to 10th September 2017 when the Manado Fiesta Fantastic Festival 2017 takes place.
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. At the stroke of midnight, the Jalur Gemilang (Malaysian flag) is raised, amidst the hearty shouts of “merdeka”, which means “independence” in Malay.
The 7th International Indian Shopping Festival 2017 or IISF showcases the best products and services in Indian culture and arts.
22 - 26 January 2018