A ceremony is held at the "Vat" (temple) in the morning, when special "bread" made of sticky rice is offered. This festival is held during the third full moon of the lunar calendar.
Lasting through three spring months, the Huong Pagoda Festival is one of the most important annual festivals in Vietnam. Sightseeing trips to pagodas, temples and caves are the main attractions at the Huong Pagoda Festival, as well as ceremonies to ask favours from Lord Buddha.
This religious festival is held at Sikhottabong stupa, located about 8 kilometers south of Thakhek. A trade fair is also held at the festival featuring the display and sales of products from over 130 exhibitors from the nine districts of this central province along with goods from neighboring Thailand.
Anchored by a large, colourful annual procession, Thaipusam sees Hindu devotees in Singapore seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks.
Do you ever imagine yourself in a world full of fairy tales? Behold, the biggest fairy tale carnival in Malaysia which will evoke your childhood memories this coming February!
Bau Nyale Festival takes place every year in the tenth month of Sasak Calendar, adjacent to full moon. Meaning ‘to catch the sea worms’ in Sasak Language, Bau Nyale focuses on a drama about the legendary Princess Mandalika.
An important Hindu festival featuring kavadis or ornate frames carried by devotees. The festival attracts over one million people at Batu Caves, a world-renowned Hindu cave temple. Organised by Batu Caves Hindu Association, tel: +603 6189 6284 (From Tourism Malaysia website)
The fiesta is an opportunity to share and exchange cultures and traditions with visiting pilots from all over the world. They are given a taste of Filipino hospitality and the fiesta spirit. Also, a big part of the event is the hot air balloon display where in hundreds of hot air balloons will be inflated and flown throughout the Clark Freeport Zone.
The art of quan ho (love duets) has been recognised as an "intangible cultural heritage" by UNESCO. The Lim Festival celebrates quan ho in all its forms, with the northern province of Bac Ninh serving as a stage for quan ho singers from all around Viet Nam.
Batam Outer Ring is a new international cycling challenge of circling the outer ring road of Batam Island. Not for the faint-hearted, the route stretches 120 km (75 miles) from start to finish, making it one of the biggest cycling route challenges in Indonesia.
22 - 26 January 2018