For the three days of Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year’s celebration, the entire city of Bangkok turns into one huge water fight.
Last time we visited Bali, we were here for Nyepi, the Balinese New Year and day of silence, and were sequestered in our hotel room for a day. So, I was not surprised to hear that there was a big religious celebration within days of our arrival in Bali. The Hindu calendar is full of them.
The liveliest time of year at Inle Lake takes place between 24 September and 11 October. Phaung Daw Oo Festival is the spectacular sight of a boat with 50 of the lake’s iconic leg rowers pulling a gilded barge holding the sacred Buddha images of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda from one village to the next.
The parade of the annual Lamyai (longan) Festival in Lamphun province was a feast for the eye. This is by far the most beautiful parade I have seen this year in Thailand.
Luang Prabang, the largest city in Northern Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage site, celebrates two significant festivals during the three months of Buddhist Lent (usually from July to September depending on the lunar calendar)
The Cambodian New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey in Khmer literally means, “enter the new year.” The holiday, based on the lunar calendar
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a lunar holiday in September which celebrates the legend of Cuội, who was stranded on the moon
April is summer in Laos and the time for Lao New Year or Water Festival. It is the perfect time to visit Laos for tourists who are looking for some revelry and fun in the sun. On the traditional Buddhist calendar
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held all over Phuket Island in southern Thailand. The origins of this festival go back to the 1920s when a Chinese opera company came to Phuket to entertain Chinese immigrants working in the tin mines.
The term pwe in Myanmar describes any kind of activity where people gather in order to celebrate an event.