If you’re looking to have some fun while traveling in Asia, there are plenty of festivals to choose from. If you’ve ever wanted to see dancing dragons or drench your fellow party-goers in water, then these festivals will be right up your alley. From Thailand’s Songkran to China’s Lunar New Year Parade, these events show off the rich culture and heritage of Asia better than anything else could.
To experience the real Asia, you need to attend one of its festivals.
Festivals are a great way to experience the culture, learn about the history of your destination, and meet new people! You don’t even have to be there for long before you start feeling like part of the community.
Festivals are also great opportunities for fun activities like parades, fireworks shows or concerts that may not be possible otherwise due to high costs or other logistical issues.
The Chinese New Year is one of the biggest festivals in the world, and it’s a must-visit for lovers of Chinese culture who want to see a spectacle unlike any other in the world.
The most important thing about this festival is that it’s a time for celebration. You’ll find plenty of people celebrating with fireworks, food and drink, parades and games — all in order to celebrate good fortune for the year ahead. It’s also customary for people to make resolutions at this time before they start their new year with fresh eyes!
The celebrations don’t stop there though; many countries around Asia celebrate their own version of Chinese New Year too! So if you’re planning on visiting any during your travels then make sure you keep an eye out because chances are someone might just be celebrating their own version right now too…
If you’ve ever wanted to dance with a dragon, don’t miss the Lunar New Year Parade in Seoul, Korea.
If you’ve ever wanted to dance with a dragon, don’t miss the Lunar New Year Parade in Seoul, Korea. This annual event is held on January 1st–the first day of the lunar calendar and one of the most important holidays in Asia.
The parade begins at 11:00 AM with a procession through downtown Seoul featuring dancers dressed as mythical creatures from Chinese folklore such as lions and dragons who lead the way for an enormous balloon dragon floating above them all. Accompanied by music and fireworks, it’s an exciting spectacle that celebrates Korea’s heritage while welcoming springtime warmth into its streets!
Get ready to experience one of the most colorful celebrations on earth at Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand.
In Thailand, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is one of the most colorful celebrations on earth. The festival celebrates the end of the rainy season and a new year by encouraging people to dress in yellow and white and splash water on each other–a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. The festivities include parades, music and dancing as well as plenty of delicious vegetarian food options!
In South Korea, the harvest festival known as Chuseok takes place during August and September.
Chuseok is the Korean version of Thanksgiving, but it’s not held in November. Instead, this harvest festival takes place during August and September.
In North Korea (and some parts of South Korea), Chuseok lasts for three days; in other parts of South Korea, including Seoul, where I live now, it lasts four days. On these days people visit their hometowns or friends’ homes to share food; they also hold family reunions and give thanks to their ancestors at temples or shrines by offering flowers or burning incense sticks (which are called joss sticks).
For over 1,000 years, people in Thailand have celebrated Songkran by pouring water on each other and renewing their beliefs at temples around the country.
Songkran is a Buddhist holiday that marks the beginning of Thailand’s traditional New Year.
It’s celebrated by pouring water on each other and renewing their beliefs at temples around the country. The tradition dates back more than 1,000 years and has evolved over time to include different customs depending on where you are in Thailand.
Many Asian countries celebrate festivals throughout the year
As you travel through Asia, you’ll find that festivals are an important part of the culture. Many Asian countries celebrate festivals throughout the year. Festivals can be religious or cultural events and they often involve parades, dancing and music.
In China, Korea and Thailand there are many different types of celebrations including Lunar New Year (the Chinese) or Songkran (the Thais). For example: in Thailand it’s customary to douse friends with water during this festival which takes place from 13-15 April each year! Other popular celebrations include Lantern Festival (China) or Dano Festival (Korea).
We hope this article has given you a better understanding of the rich culture in Asia, and how it’s celebrated throughout the year. If you’re looking for an exciting way to experience these festivals first-hand, check out our tours!