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Events and Holidays in Asia

Find out about the best and most interesting events and holidays across the Asian continent.
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Asian Festivals
Use this list of big Asian festivals for planning when to be where. Know what is going on in Asia at any time of year!

Festivals in Thailand
Learn about major festivals in Thailand so that you can either join the fun or avoid the area until the crowds clear.

Indian Festivals and National Holidays
Use this list of the largest Indian festivals and national holidays to plan your trip.

Japanese Festivals
Plan your trip around these five large Japanese festivals.

Loi Krathong and Yi Peng in Thailand
Loi Krathong is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand. Read about Yi Peng lanterns, what to expect, and where to celebrate this incredible event.

Guide to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan
Get tips, safety information, and dates for witnessing one of the craziest parties on Earth.

Thailand Full Moon Party Dates
Exact dates for the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Guide to the Thailand Water Festival
Songkran is a wet-and-wild celebration to celebrate the traditional Thai new year. Read about how, where, and when to celebrate the water festival.

Travel During Ramadan
Read about what to expect from your travel during Ramadan in Asia. Ramadan is celebrated in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.

Indonesia Independence Day
See what to expect and learn some history for Indonesia Independence Day on August 17.

Chinese Moon Festival
The Chinese Moon Festival / Mid-Autumn Festival is an annual holiday of cakes, lanterns, and moon worship.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is one of Thailand's most bizarre events. See devotees pierce their faces with swords and walk on hot coals AND enjoy good vegetarian food.

Chiang Mai Nightlife
See the current hotspots for Chiang Mai nightlife and learn about what to expect from a night out in the city.

When is Holi?
The Holi Festival is India's insane celebration of throwing water and colored powder. Read about when Holi begins, where to celebrate, and what to expect.

Hari Merdeka in Malaysia
Hari Merdeka, Malaysia's festive Independence Day, is August 31. Read about the parade and where to celebrate in Kuala Lumpur.

Setsubun in Japan
Read about the Japanese Setsubun festival where soybeans are thrown to scare away evil spirits.

The Rainforest World Music Festival
One of the most celebrated music festivals in Southeast Asia, the Rainforest World Music Festival is held in Sarawak, Borneo every June.

What is Diwali?
Find out what and when the Diwali Festival is in India. See an introduction to Hindu Deepavali and how it is celebrated.

Rainforest World Music Festival
The annual Rainforest World Music Festival is a three-day cultural event held in Sarawak, Borneo. Read about attending the festival!

SEA Games 2011
See the medal tallies, events, details, and results for the Southeast Asian Games 2011.

National Day in China
Learn about National Day in China on October 1 and what to expect if you are visiting China.

What is Tet?
Learn about Tet and the Vietnamese New Year celebration. See what to expect, dates, how to celebrate, and more.

What is Thaipusam?
Read about Thaipusam -- what to expect, where to celebrate, dates, and more.

What is Hanami?
Read about hanami and the Japanese cherry blossoms.

Golden Week in Japan
Golden Week is a busy time to travel in Japan. Read what to expect and a little about all of the holidays during Golden Week.

The Balinese Day of Silence
Read about the Balinese Day of Silence and how it will affect travel there.

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