Kadayawan Festival is an annual celebration in the City of Davao during the third (3rd) week of August...
For the first time ever, Malaysia is hosting a mask festival, which will highlight unique performance arts that use masks as a prop. Visitorsto the festival will be exposed to traditional masksfrom all over the world during the mask parade. Among the participating countries are Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Brazil, Thailand, China, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.
This festival showcases the cultural diversity and heritage of the community in Sibu, which is located in the heart of Sarawak. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Malay, Melanau, Dayak, and Chinese. Enjoy their traditional dances, arts, games, as well as music. This annual festival also welcomes the participation of cultural groups from other countries in Asia. This year, there will be performances by Indonesia Bamboo Community, SWARA-NATYA from India, a traditional percussion quartet and Nanta Performance Team from South Korea, and No Noise Percussion from Peninsular Malaysia.
You know you are witnessing the lead-up to the country’s National Day when the island starts turning a particular shade of red and white – largely from the flags fluttering from buildings, houses and even cars.
One of Thailand's best-established music festivals, the Hua Hin Jazz Festival presents a dazzling lineup of both local and international jazz artists free of charge to the music-loving public.
Enjoy a bit of culture in Sabah as dance troupes from around the world serve as cultural ambassadors for the annual Sabah International Folklore Festival. Participating countries share their unique cultures through folk song and dance performances.
The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique event that brings renowned musicians from around the world together with indigenous musicians from the interiors of Borneo. Now in its 17th edition, the event showcases Sarawak’s conservation efforts in preserving its rainforests through world music. It attracts tourists from countries such as Australia, US UK, Singapore, India, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Norway, France and Japan.
The formerly invisible culture of Papuan Indonesia takes center stage in this festival that celebrates Baliem Valley’s tribes. Participating villagers stage a mock battle in full regalia, followed by traditional Papuan dances, Papuan music, pig racing, and spear throwing contests.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is celebrated by all Muslims throughout the world to mark the end of the month of Ramadan. Also known as Hari Raya Puasa, it inculcates the spirit of sharing, caring and forgiving. During this month-long celebration, Muslims invite theirrelatives and friends over to their homesto join the merriment. It is known as Hari Raya Open House. The “open house” concept is unique to Malaysian culture and is held during major festivities celebrated by Malaysians. It enhances the spirit of national unity in the country. Experience a colourful festival of culture and performances at this year’s Malaysia Aidilfitri Open House Celebration, which is open to domestic and international tourists alike.
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).