To mark the end of Ramadhan, Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
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 a day which pays tribute to the services of the land, air and navy forces. The celebration includes parachute shows and exhibitions, battle demonstrations, military parades and artillery displays.
Giong Festival annually takes place on the 9th of the fourth lunar month to celebrate the hero who defeated the enemy to defend the country. He was later honored Saint Giong. The festival re-stages the battle against the Yin invaders.
The royal Ploughing ceremony marks the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season, and is usually held at the start of the rainy season in late May.
One of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festival every May 15th, along with the harvest festivals of certain towns in Quezon Province.
Bun Bang Fai Festival is an ancient local festival, which is associated with traditional Thai beliefs in the supernatural powers that help promote the production of rice crops for the coming planting season.
This festival consists of a variety of activities. A traditional dance is performed in circle. In addition to this, men will wear traditional Lao women’s clothes and cosmetics, as people tie the clothes on each other.
The festival begins with a palanquin procession performed by three villages of Co Tich, Vi Cuong and Trieu Phu. The procession carries bamboo elephants and wooden horses symbolizing the submission of animals to the Kings Hung and the wedding of the Mountain Genie and Princess Ngoc Hoa.
New Year’s Day in Cambodia is a huge event, and is usually celebrated on the 13th of April, although sometimes the solar calendar denotes it as the 14th of the month. Referred to as Sus’dei Chnam Thmei in the Khmer language – translated as “enter new year” – the holiday lasts for 3 days.
22 - 26 January 2018