From Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai to the Hindu Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves temple. Southeast Asia is one of the regions with the most attractive festivals in the world, held throughout the year.
1, the Hindu Thaipusam Festival – Temple Batu Caves, Malaysia
Thaipusam – mortification festival is one of the largest Hindu festival in Asia and the Batu Caves temple is the most amazing place to experience. Each year, millions of people attended the festival at Batu Caves temple. The festival takes place in the Tamil month in late January, early February, the full moon day.
The festival takes place with scary as mortification screen oblique sharp objects on the body, using iron hooks hook into the flesh …
2, Festival Ati-Atihan Spring – Philippines
Spring Festival Ati – Atihan colorful many similar points with Brazilian Carnival. Festival held every year as a show of fashion with multiple monitors dancing and singing of the peoples of the island very jubilant, bustling with spears and parade in the streets of the festival .
Atihan Ati-born from the 13th century AD, by the Malays migrant organizations to integrate with the native people here. Because indigenous people have darker skin color to the festival, they painted black face singing and dancing to express gratitude to those who gave their native habitat, food.
Participants carnival ground soot, dressed in colorful traditional very crowded during one week long.
Time: Ati-Atihan festival held in the 3rd week of January every year in Kalibo town, Aklan Province, Panay Island.
3, Water Festival – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand
Water Festival is a festival of great, especially the Songkran festival in Thailand with the participation of millions of people at war country-wide from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to Phuket. The festival takes place with the desire to wash all that bad in the old year and hope for a better new year.
Songkran festival also has many festivals like water in Laos with the ceremony in the early days, people family reunion and visited the temples before the water in the street battles. Vientiane is the most attractive place to experience or on islands in southern Laos.
In Cambodia Water Festival attracts most people in this country, there are similarities Songkran festival.
In Myanmar, the festival is called Thingyan festival, somewhat similar opportunity Songkran festival and the country battle with the desire to wash the old year’s unfortunate as well as people walking on stilts on the street.
Time: Festival Songkra, Chaul Chnam Thmey and Thingyan festival is held annually in early May 4.
4, Hungry Ghost Festival She soul – Singapore and Malaysia
Americans have Halloween, the Chinese people have likely in excess . This is the day that it was believed that the souls of the deceased return from hell and wander around harassing people hearing without interest.
Singapore is the best place to experience this festival, especially Geylang is Chinatown and large organizations, full and most of the house. You can go to theaters and watch puppet China, comedy and dance performances colorful traditions.
Time: Ceremony held on the night her soul full moon day of the month July 15 according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
5, the Arts Festival Bali – Indonesia
Place approximately 1 month from mid-June to July each year, the island of Bali comes alive with many activities performed each day including dance drama Sendratari, dance, makeup, Music music and drama at the exhibition along the parade on the streets, shops and art culinary festival.
The festival is an opportunity for you to discover the unique art and culture of Bali. The venue is the most prominent space in Wantilan with great festivities but usually does not take place all day. One other locations are Old Masters buori night with artistic performances of veteran professional artists.
Time: held in mid-June and January 7.
6, Tet – Vietnam
Lunar New Year is the most important festival of Vietnamese people each year. Like other countries in the Festival of Asia, in Vietnam Tet is an occasion to reunite families, gather and bless each other.
In particular, Lantern Festival colorful place on the fifteenth day of January with parades and dancing in the streets of Saigon, the dragon dance lion in Hoi An in the shimmering landscape of thousands of lanterns.
7, Yi Peng Festival – Thailand
Festivals Yi Peng in it, ‘Peng’ means full moon day festival is one of the most romantic in Thailand. Every year, the people of Chiang Mai (about 1 million) held lantern or ‘Khom Loy’ ascension and drop lights posted on the night of the full moon. This time, the lantern lit space.
At the same time, around Thailand, including Chiang Mai, people festival Loy Krathong (formerly festive New Year’s Siam ancient) drop lights flower decorated with fresh banana leaves down rivers, canals with small lit candles.