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Awe inspiring seasonal festivals in Asia- Travelling for the parties

Asia is a continent that really focuses on people enjoying themselves. There's always a good enough excuse to celebrate whether it be a holiday or spontaneous event that brings people together.


Lopburi Monkey Banquet in Thailand

Lopburi Monkey Banquet in Thailand

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This fun get-together takes place in November in the central Thai province of Lopburi.

Thai culture is popular for its tributes and respects to sacred animals, one of which is the monkey. This banquet is a means of saying thank you to the monkeys for the good luck they have brought to the people.

A luxurious spread of only the best Thai cuisine made to perfection by skilled chefs is laid, all of which the naughty monkeys demolish entertainingly. Thai events are nothing short of exciting as illustrated on Events and Festivals Blog and other tourism pages.


Boun That Luang in Laos

Boun That Luang in Laos

By Arian Zwegers from Brussels, Belgium [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It is rather interesting that a fairly secluded and quiet country like Laos would hold such grand seasonal festivals and this colourful party is one that's not to be missed.

It is the Festival of the Grand Stupa. Here the country's holiest location That Luang draws in crowds and crowds of monks and pilgrims who visit to pay their respects at the capital Vientaine.

The site is revered as the breastbone and hair of Lord Buddha is said to be found within its premises.


Winter Light Festival In Japan

Winter Light Festival In Japan

By cyber0515 (panoramio) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Located in Kuwana city which also happens to be where the grand Nabana No Sato park is situated, this exciting festival is amongst the best celebrations of Asia.

The park's massive lush expanse of the garden and large greenhouses are just some of its attractive facilities. The quiet paradise gets a lot of visitors throughout the year due to the festival's appeal.

Visiting between the middle of November and March offers you some incredible sights like the very best lights of winter which involves millions of LED lights. The entire display is a magnificent one.


Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia

Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia

By sam garza (originally posted to Flickr as Angkor Wat) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This particular festival has a fascinating location within the temples of Angkor. It is a fairly modern celebration compared to the other many traditional shindigs that are held in the Asian sub-continent.

This yearly festival is strictly for photography enthusiasts who would like to improve their camera skills with the several workshops available there and photography exhibitions which they will find extremely engaging.

There's nothing like a gathering of like-minded people on holiday who share the same interests. 📷


Holi Festival in India

Holi Festival in India

By Narender9 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

What makes Holi so fun and engaging for tourists is not just the brightly coloured water and powders that are tossed around though this is a key custom of the celebration.

It is more so the reason behind this "Festival of Colours". Holi is essentially about welcoming the good (spring and future harvests) and rejoicing in the departure of the bad.

All over India, shades of magentas, greens, violets, yellows, blues and many more elements of the rainbow shower the streets and its people with this happy and loving message.

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