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.
Hailing all strong men out there! Tug of War Tambunan Open is here to determine the band of strongest men in the state. Don’t miss out on all the action happening here!
Penang Island’s finest Indian community-based festival that celebrates music, dance, arts, shopping and island culture.
The Fiesta of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen is celebrated by the Portuguese community. Highlights include decorated boats, food and fun fair.
The most joyful thing about Jakarta’s Anniversary is its extraordinary parade, Jakarnaval. Starting from the Monumen Nasional (Monas) to the heart of Central Jakarta City, Hotel Indonesia’s roundabout, and ends on Semanggi area, the parade outlines Indonesia’s diverse cultures from Sumatra to Papua.
Initiated in 2008, the Lake Sentani Festival is held annually in Khalkote, East Sentani District, Papua. The festival has become one of the three major festivals in Papua. Aside from Lake Sentani’s world-class beauty, the lake also hosts powerful natural landscape along with the region’s multicultural traditions and wisdom.
22 - 26 January 2018