The beautiful highlands of Dieng Plateau in Central Java will be animated with festivity from 1st to 2nd August 2015 when the Dieng Cultural Festival 2015 gets underway. Held annually as a community celebration, the festival presents a variety of art and cultural performances, Dieng's finest products exhibition, and to top it all is the unique dreadlock kids’ ritual ceremony (or Ruwatan anak gembel/gimbal).
A month-long arts festival lights up the entirety of Penang's George Town historical precinct, with plays, art installations, and exhibits turning up in the most surprising corners of the ancient city.
Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is the traditional well-known festival in I-San and the largest religious ceremony in Ubon Ratchathani, which is held on Asalha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day every year. This day marks as the beginning of the rainy season retreat for the Buddhist monks. During the celebration, huge candles are prepared by people from temples throughout the province a couple of days before the procession, and then paraded through the city on floats with a beautiful lady representing an angel for each candle, each representing a local temple, district or other institution. The procession moves from in front of Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram along the road to Thung Si Mueang. There are also dancers and musicians in traditional dresses joining the parade. In addition, there are impressive exhibition of wax sculptures, which are created by the international artists from various countries.
BloodRunner is Asia's first, werewolf-themed urban obstacle night race ready to take Putrajaya by storm. Set over a 10km urban obstacle course specially created to challenge the everyday runner, BloodRunner brings an added element of thrill and excitement. Expect obstacles that will cater to runners of all levels – be it a seasoned athlete, a first-time runner or a weekend gym warrior. Food trucks are parked at the race festival site, and a post-race party features up-and-coming local bands too!
The Chinese in Singapore pay their respects to the dead through several weeks in August, during the time when the "Gates of Hell" are believed to open and release the souls of the dead into the world. Go to Singapore's heartlands to watch this festival play out via food offerings and getai performances for the benefit of the visiting souls from the underworld.
For the first time in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, the Holy Relics of Rasulullah Muhammad (S.A.W.) will be put on display in an exhibition at the Royal Museum Kuala Lumpur from 27 July to 9 August. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to personally witness the Sacred Hair of Rasulullah Muhammad (S.A.W.) and other Holy Relics. H.E. Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Al Khazraji, the Prince of Al- Ansar and son of H.E. Sheikh Muhammed Al Khazraji, former Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, United Arab Emirates, has inherited many articles belonging to Rasulullah (S.A.W.). He is a descendant from the Khazraj tribe, one of the prominent tribes in Yathrib (Madinah) during the era of the prophet. Without his generous consent, Muslims from this part of the world will never have the opportunity to see the Sacred Hair of Rasulullah Muhamad (S.A.W.). Admission isfree. In conjunction with the exhibition, a Global Islamic Conference (GIC), which will bring together world renowned speakers, scholars, academicians and thinkers to discuss the sublime characteristics and noble personality of Rasulullah Muhammad (S.A.W.), will be held at the Putrajaya Convention Centre Plenary Hall from 1 to 2 August. Meanwhile, an International Islamic Fair (IIF), which promotes progressive Islamic lifestyle in Malaysia will be held at the Royal Museum from 6 to 9 August.
The Sandugo Festival is an annual celebration every july, here in the island of Bohol, Tagbilaran City...
For centuries, Penang has been home to communities from all over the world. This year, why not celebrate the Japanese culture and traditions on this heritage island? The Bon Odori Festival is a traditional summer festival in which the people of Japan honour their ancestors who have passed on, and celebrate their on-going presence in the lives they enjoy today. Also known as Obon, the main event is traditional music and dancing in the streets. Many festival-goers dress in Japanese Kimono, Yukata or Happi coats. Happening in the heart of George Town, this year’s event features Japanese food and refreshments, Taiko and martial arts performances, craft exhibits as well as demonstrations.
This marks the beginning of the Buddhist Lent...
The Pattaya Marathon is one of the most popular Pattaya events and it is held annually. Also known as the King's Cup marathon, this annual event is a large scale marathon and half-marathon running that attracts athletes from all over the world to participate. The King's Cup marathon is such a big deal for athletes that is has become one of the most celebrated sports-related Pattaya festivals. Not only Thai residents are allowed to participate, but people from worldwide are also welcomed to participate this joyful event. It brings many people to the borders of Pattaya, especially serious athletes from around the world that are looking to dominate in the races.
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