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Must-see Cultural Festivals in Asia - Eyecatching cultural celebrations in Asia

It is no doubt that Asia is internationally renowned for the extravagant cultural and traditional festivals in the region and given below are some of the most exciting cultural festivals you should experience.

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Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - China

This international event is an extravagant one that is bound to blow your mind with all the sculptures and creations you will be able to witness. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival takes place during January and February and you will get to see creations not only by Chinese artists but other artists from around the world. While these creations are done by professionals, they are also technically advanced with some rotating sculptures that have lights and music integrated into the display. While this started as a display of local talent show, it is now a platform for people from around the world to gain popularity, rising artists to establish themselves in the industry, and art lovers to go and enjoy breathtaking creations.

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Holi - India

Holi is undisputedly one of the most popular cultural festivals around the world, which is celebrated not only in India but around the world during the Holi Season. Holi is mainly celebrated in India, Nepal, and Pakistan as it is a Hindu festival. The importance of the Holi Celebration is fivefold and in order to celebrate the event, there is a bonfire that comes to life on the previous night, which is known as Holika Dahan. The next day, which is the Holi Day, colourful powder is thrown about when people are clad in white clothing. After the colourful celebration, families visit their neighbours and relatives and exchange sweets made for the Holi festivities.

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Chinese New Year in Singapore

Singapore is a multicultural country, with a large number of festivals celebrated throughout the year. One can come across the details of most festivals on an Events and Festivals Blog. Outside of China, the biggest Chinese New Year Celebrations take place in Singapore, and it is a festival you must visit to experience the music, lights, the enthusiasm, and the food. Chinese New Year falls in the months of January and February and people do not process any commercial deals or orders during this time period as they reserve it for celebrations, renewing relationships, and establishing new and stronger existing relationships.

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Songkran - Thailand

The Songkran Festival is a new year celebration in Thailand and is a popular one among locals and tourists alike. The celebrations generally fall from the 12th to the 15th of April but the exact dates change from time to time. The majority of the Thai population comes to the streets to celebrate the Songkran festival where there are enjoyable water fights from morning to evening.

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Boryeong Mud Festival - South Korea

This festival comes alive during the summer months when the sun is shining and the weather is excellent to be outdoors. Boryeong Mud Festival has been bringing the beach area of South Korea to life since 1998. Mineral-rich mud is extracted from Boryeong Mud Flats to allow participants to take part in different activities that revolve around the mud. Some of the activities that participants can experience are mud massages, mud wrestling, mud sliding, coloured mud body-painting, and even swimming in a large pool of mud.