Asia Festivals

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Asian Festivals

Flores de Mayo

Flores de Mayo

  1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
All Areas | Philippines | Floral | May

Across the Philippines the month of May marks the onset of the rainy season — a time when the tropical archipelago comes to life in a...

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Qingdao Beer Festival

Qingdao Beer Festival

Qingdao | China | Beer | August

What began back in 1991 as an event to celebrate the 100th birthday of Qingdao City, has rapidly evolved into Asia's biggest beer festival. Today...

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Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair

  8 November 2016 - 15 November 2016
Pushkar | India | Animal | November

For five days each year the sleepy, lakeside settlement of Pushkar comes to life in a sea of colour, cattle and camels during the world-renowned,...

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Ansan Valley Rock Festival

Ansan Valley Rock Festival

Ansan | South Korea | Music - Rock | July

Ansan's Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park gears up for three days of rock, metal and electro each July during the Ansan Valley Rock Festival. South...

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Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival

  22 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
Yuzawa | Japan | Music - Rock | July

While the iconic mountain backdrop may be gone, the Fuji Rock Festival still maintains its reputation as Japan's hottest summer music event. Having moved locale...

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Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela

Allahabad | India | Religious | Varies

Marvel as millions (100 million over the 45 days of the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013) of Hindus come together for the largest, most colourful...

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Diwali

Diwali

  20 October 2016
India | Religious | October

Coinciding with the darkest, new moon night of the Lunisolar month of Kartika — somewhere between mid-October and mid-November on the Gregorian calendar — the...

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Hounen Matsuri

Hounen Matsuri

  15 March 2016
Komaki | Japan | Bizarre | March

You can never find a giant 12 foot phallus when you need one but then when you don't... Join the fun at the Tagata Shrine...

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Rainforest World Music Festival

Rainforest World Music Festival

  5 August 2016 - 7 August 2016
Kuching | Malaysia | Music - World | August

With a diverse mix of local Borneo-born talent and international acts, the Rainforest World Music Festival held annually near Kuching on the Malaysian island of...

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BaliSpirit Yoga Festival

BaliSpirit Yoga Festival

  29 March 2016 - 3 April 2016
Ubud | Indonesia | Yoga | March

Looking for a little ethereal enlightenment? Head for the hills my hippy friend. Bali's beguiling Ubud is the Indonesian island's spiritual heart and for six...

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Andong Mask Dance Festival

Andong Mask Dance Festival

Hahoe | South Korea | Cultural | September

For many locals, South Korea's, Andong City is believed to be the cradle of Korean civilisation, a window into 5,000 years of Korean culture. Each...

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Art Basel - Hong Kong

Art Basel - Hong Kong

Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Art | March

From emerging talents to the modern masters from both East and West, Art Basel's newest offering in Hong Kong traces over a century of art...

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Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival

  12 April 2016 - 15 April 2016
All Areas | Thailand | New Year | April

During Songkran, Thailand's celebration of the Buddhist new year, locals and tourists alike prepare to get wet. Pump action water pistols are the weapon of...

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Great Wall Marathon

Great Wall Marathon

  21 May 2016
Beijing | China | Sport - Marathon | May

Got calves the size of grapefruits? Looking for one of the most unique challenges in sport? Gather up your trainers, double-check that lycra and head...

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Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo | Japan | Snow | February

For one frigid week each February, the Japanese city of Sapporo hosts a winter spectacle of world renown. The Sapporo Snow Festival attracts in the...

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket | Thailand | Bizarre | October

The southern Thai island of Phuket serves up a smorgasbord of strange during their world-renowned, annual Vegetarian Festival. The history of the event is a...

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St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore

Singapore City | Singapore | Music - Alternative | January

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival began life as a Sunday session at the now defunct St. Jerome's bar in Melbourne's Caledonian Lane. Over time, the sessions...

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