A Hindu thanksgiving festival dedicated to the Sun God to thank the solar deity for a bountiful harvest.
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.
A running competition that takes participants along a 100km route.
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.
This event will be held on New Year's day.
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.