The entire nation of Brunei participates in this joyous occasion, which many citizens prepare for months in advance.
This is a special Chinese New Year Celebration when devotees take the five deities from Johor Bahru old temple on their annual ‘tour’.
If a single event could capture the essence of Singapore’s unique multicultural personality, it would be the Chingay Parade – an annual marvel of dazzling floats, dancing dragons and stilt walkers.
On the early morning of the 5th day of Tet Ky Dau (in the first lunar month of 1789), King Quang Trung defeated the Qin troops at Dong Da Hill, which became a glorious historical site of Vietnamese nation.
Chinese New Year Festival is celebrated with great aplomb and festivity. There are traditional Chinese song and dance performances with a colorful street parade featuring vibrantly painted dragons and lions. At the peak of the event, thousands of Chinese lanterns are released into the sky.
Celebrated over a period of 15 days, beginning from the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, Chinese New Year is the most important festival for the global Chinese community.
The International Bamboo Organ Festival began in 1976, one year after the inaugural post-restoration concert on the world’s only Bamboo Organ – an instrument that is almost 200 years old and crafted almost entirely of bamboo.
Vietnamese New Year is known simply as Tet, and is the most important celebration of the year.
As a living icon with important symbolic connotations and historical associations in Laos, the elephant is an animal dear to the hearts of the Lao people. The Elephant Festival is a celebration of culture and traditional ties between Lao communities and elephant, as well as drawing attention to the endangered status of this charismatic Species.
Soak up the festive atmosphere of Chinese New Year during the celebrations held in Singapore’s Chinatown. Observed by Singaporeans from all walks of life, the festival begins on the 1st day of the 1st month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th day.
12 - 16 January 2020
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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