By Greg Rodgers. These big Asian festivals may vary from place to place, but all share something in common: they're often big, chaotic, and extremely memorable! With so many different cultures, religions, and reasons to celebrate spread across Asia , you'll probably be close to an interesting festival no matter where you travel. That's a mixed blessing. Arriving in time to enjoy the festivities will make a great memory. But arriving in the middle of a massive festival when hotels are full and transportation is shut down will be something you'd rather forget.
32 Unmissable Cultural Holidays & Festivals in Asia
32 Unmissable Cultural Holidays & Festivals in Asia | Wayfairer Travel
A person with Asian heritage is someone whose family originates from Asia. Let's check out some Asian traditions. Despite the name, Chinese New Year is actually celebrated in a lot of countries. It celebrates the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar and is the most important yearly festival for the Chinese. Each year is named after one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Ching, in Chinese, means pure or clean and Ming means brightness. Most people call this holiday grave-sweeping day because people head to the cemetery to clean graves.
10 Must-See Cultural Festivals in Asia
Asian festivals and celebrations are some of the most interesting, colourful, odd or plain crazy in the whole world. With so many nations, cultures and ethnic groups, the top festivals in Asian countries can be hard to track down, though. So we asked a specialist and a friend, French photographer Bertrand Linet , who spent the best part of the last 20 years scouring all angles of the continent, from Turkey to Papua New Guinea, photographing some of the best festivals of Asia.
There are as many reasons to visit a new destination as one may wish to imagine, from cultural landmarks to exotic cuisines, adventure travels or photogenic landscapes and for travellers to Asia, the continent offers many more wonders than one would ever be able to unveil; cultural festivals and celebrations are amongst them. For many travellers, local events spark their interest for one particular destination and, with the dates and location in mind they plan their trip around it. For others, the celebrations get mixed into the itinerary as they build their travel plans. And some travellers even come across them while on the way.