It is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight, and offers competitors a choice of 2 distances - 6km or 12km. The city streets will be closed and protected by a police and security contingent of about 400 officers, and supported along the route by local residents, and shop owners together with the management and staff of the Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok.
Dinagyang is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-Atihan festival widely celebrated not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country. It may not be as ancient as the one in Kalibo in Aklan Province, but is definitely impressive in choreography and striking in terms of the various attires worn by participating tribes which reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos.
Uppakut Buddha image parade, a thousand pieces of rice, listening to 13 chapters of Mahachart sermon to add prosperity to life, offering foods for 101 monks, Pa Lang festival, watch light and sound show and give away Kao Poon (northeast Kanom Jin) for around Phra Sri Nakarin park, Muang, Roi Et Province.
During the peak of Northeast Monsoon, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort hosts inaugural Nongsa Regatta dedicated for IRC yachts, sports boats, and racing multihulls, including the Stand-Up Paddleboard and Radio Control Sailing.
Parade of car decorated with umbrella,Miss Bor Sang Umbrella Contest, selling the product of umbrella, fan and Saa paper. Venue: Ban Bor Sang, Sankampaeng District, Chaing Mai Province.
Pounding drums; blackened bodies of dancers; colorful and elaborate costumes—they all paint dramatic, visual stimulation. Kalibo's Ati-Atihan is held every third week of January, and is one of the Philippines’ most recognizable festivals.
Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it is Sinulog.
The Reba Party or ‘Pesta Reba’ is a yearly ritual practiced by the Ngada people. The ritual celebrates the coming of the typhoon, symbolizing gratefulness towards their ancestors.
Pongal is celebrated mostly in South India over four days, by farmers who give thanks to 'Surya', the Sun God and giver of life, for the blessings of a rich harvest.
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22 - 26 January 2018