Unique year-end festivals in Asia

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec16,2023 #Asia #festivals #unique
Unique year-end festivals in Asia 5
Unique year-end festivals in Asia 5

Soorya Arts Festival, India

Coming to India in November, you will participate in the Soorya Arts festival.

During this major festival season, there are many main activities taking place such as film screenings, videos, music performances, dancing, painting, and folk arts.

That Luang Festival, Laos

Also taking place on the full moon day of the 11th lunar month, That Luang festival is held every year at That Luang pagoda.

That Luang Festival.

During the three-day festival, all organizations and schools are closed.

Water Festival, Cambodia

Considered the biggest festival in the Khmer calendar, the Water Festival takes place on the full moon day of the 11th lunar month with many activities.

People of the pagoda country often gather on both sides of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers in the capital Phnom Penh to watch boat racing.

In the evening, people will watch brilliant fireworks displays on the river or brightly decorated wooden rafts floating along the river.

Loi Krathong Festival, Thailand

This festival takes place anywhere in Thailand on the full moon day of the 12th month of the traditional Thai lunar calendar (usually in November according to the solar calendar).

On the full moon night, thousands of people gather by rivers, canals… to pray, then float colorfully decorated rafts down the water, sparkling candles are lit on the river.

Unique year-end festivals in Asia

Loi Krathong Festival, Thailand.

In Bangkok, this festival often takes place very enthusiastically.

In Chiang Mai city, during the festival, people release thousands of Confucian lanterns into the sky.

In addition, visitors to Thailand in November often enjoy participating in the Surin Elephant Festival.

Karatsu Kunchi Festival, Japan

November is the month of the Karatsu Kunchi festival held in Karatsu city.

Unique year-end festivals in Asia

Display of large boats in Japan.

At the festival, giant handcrafted works of art that are exquisitely and meticulously made with shapes such as dolphins and goldfish are also performed.

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