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October 2021

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

October 6 - October 23
Inle Lake Myanmar

Phaung Daw U Pagoda is the most famous pagoda at Inle Lake. During the Burmese month of Thadingyut, usually between September and October, the festival celebrating this pagoda is held, with festivities lasting up to 20 days. A large boat with a bird motif is built and statues of the Buddha are paraded around the lake, moving from village to village. The high point of the festival is when the deities arrive at the main town of Nyaung Shwe, where…

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Durga Puja

October 11 - October 15
All India India

Durga Puja festival is one of the most important festivals in the region and there are lively processions carrying idols of the Goddess Durga through the streets and down to the river. Durga Puja, major festival of Hinduism, traditionally held for 10 days in the month of Ashvina (September–October), the seventh month of the Hindu calendar, and particularly celebrated in Bengal, Assam, and other eastern Indian states. Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king…

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November 2021

Deepavali (Diwali)

November 4
All India India

Every October/November the streets of India erupt with colour and sound as Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated. Deepavali or Diwali, honours Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, and during this festival people decorate their homes with lamps, known as diyas, and other decorations, to welcome Lakshmi in. The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over dark. You’ll see celebratory fireworks all over the country (it is believed that the loud bangs and the bright lights…

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Pushkar Camel Fair

November 11 - November 19
Pushkar Rajasthan, India

The Pushkar Camel Fair, known as Pushkar ka Mela, is a cultural festival/fair held in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The festival sees around 50,000 camels, goats and other livestock brought here for trading and to participate in races. It's accompanied by music and dance performances, cricket matches and a longest moustache competition, fittingly called the Mr. Desert Competition. There are also hundreds of authentic stalls selling jewellery, textiles and other items from the surrounding areas. Visiting the festival of Pushkar Camel Fair…

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Loy Krathong

November 19
All Thailand Thailand

Loy Krathong (roughly translated as "to float a basket") is one of Thailand’s most magical festivals and takes place on the night of the twelfth lunar month (usually in November), at the end of the rainy season when the full moon lights up the sky. The festival celebrates the tradition of making krathong: decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river. If you’re lucky enough to be in Thailand during this special time, you can expect to see thousands of krathongs…

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December 2021

Winter Solstice (Dongzhi) Festival

December 22
Dongzhi China

In the Western calendar, the Winter Solstice falls on December 21 or December 22 when the night is longest and the day is shortest in the northern hemisphere. The Dongzhi festival is a traditional holiday still celebrated by some that has a long history and certain customs.

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Christmas

December 25
Marina Bay Singapore

The Christian population in Singapore and the largely Catholic Philippines throw the biggest Christmas celebrations in the region. Singapore's Christmas in the Tropics coincides with massive street light-ups, shopping specials (read about shopping in Singapore, and parties ramping up to the New Year festivities in Sentosa and Marina Bay. In the Philippines, the capital Manila experiences massive gridlock leading up to Christmas—families hold reunions during the Yuletide season and hang up lanterns called parol outside their houses. The Giant Lantern…

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January 2022

Thaipusam at The Batu Caves

18/01/2022
Selangor Malaysia

The Batu Caves in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most significant places in which the festival is commemorated. Each year, this particular event attracts over one million devotees and thousands of spectators from all over the world. The proceedings begin at midnight at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in the heart of the city and finish at the sacred site of the Batu Caves on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Devotees participate in the march which takes over eight hours…

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March 2022

Ngerupuk Parade

02/03/2022
Bali Indonesia

The ceremony, which is commonly referred to as the Ngerupuk ceremony, is a ceremony that is carried out to repel blind blinds or crimes committed in the afternoon (sandhyakala) after the mecaru ceremony is performed at the home level a day before the Nyepi ceremony. Ngerupuk is done by spreading tawur rice, tearing the house and the whole yard, spraying the house and yard with gunpowder, and hitting any objects (usually clams) to make a noisy / noisy sound. This…

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Nyepi Day

03/03/2022
Bali Indonesia

Nyepi comes from the word quiet (silent, silent). Nyepi Day is actually a Hindu New Year celebration based on the calendar / calendar, which began in 78 AD. Unlike the New Year celebrations, the Saka New Year in Bali begins with solitude. There is no activity as usual. All activities were abolished, including public services, such as the International Airport, but not for hospitals. The main purpose of Nyepi is to ask God Almighty to purify Bhuana Alit (human nature…

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Omed-omedan

04/03/2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Br. Kaja, Sesetan, Br. Kaja, Sesetan
Denpasar, Bali Indonesia
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Omed-omedan is a ceremony held by Banjar Kaja youths, Sesetan, South Denpasar, Denpasar which is held every year. Omed-omedan is held after Nyepi, which is on the day of shooting geni to welcome the new saka year. Omed-omedan comes from the Balinese language which means attraction. The origin of this ceremony is not known for sure, but it has lasted a long time since the ancestors and preserved for generations. Omed-omedan involves teruna teruni or young people aged 17 to…

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