Ooc-Om-Bok Festival is a religious service that worships the moon deity of the Khmer minority group and prays for good luck, happiness, good weather and bumper crops. The festival is usually held when the dry season begins and rice are ripening on the fields.
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.
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.
End the year with a bang – literally – at the climax of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown.
The Thailand New Year Countdown Celebrations will carry the hallmarks of fun and genuine hospitality that make the kingdom such a rewarding destination to visit. The celebrations to greet the New Year in Thailand are always full of fun activities, including concerts, stage performances, fireworks displays and a mass countdown to welcome New Year in a traditional Thai way by visiting a temple.
As the largest Buddhist temple and one of the wonders of the world, the Borobudur Temple provides a majestic backdrop for many activities, be it spiritual or festive. But as far as these events go, this merry event acts as a symbol of gratitude for the present and the past, as well as hope for a positive future.
On the platform of the Kyaik-hti-yo ‘Golden Rock’ Pagoda, devotees light nine thousand lamps to welcome the New Year and to give thanks to Buddha’s peaceful Doctrine. The magical Golden Rock Pagoda, a golden spire, sits on the top of a huge boulder covered with gold leaf and perched on the edge of a cliff.
A surfing tournament with participants from Malaysia and overseas. This event supports the local surfing community and attracts international tourists to Cherating.
Generating innovative activities and maintaining high quality events are the simple purposes of Denpasar Festival. Focusing on happiness and sustainability, it is the event of the year in Bali.
22 - 26 January 2018