The cultural festivals of Asia include a host of interesting events with numerous cultural demonstrations. The number of famous festivals occurring in Asia throughout the year includes New Year Festival, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and many others.
Happy New Year Fest and Lantern Festival
The New Year Eve is the one such festival that is celebrated with zeal and zest all through Asia. The activities that are included in this festival are lighting fireworks that create awesome atmosphere. Especially in China, this festival consists of dragon shows that are strongly affiliated with their culture.
Then there is Lantern festival in which people in Taiwan use Chinese lanterns to rejoice this event. The lanterns are discharged while music is played in the scene.
Dragon Boat Festival and Seven Sisters Festival
The dragon boat festival is a highly interesting festival and a treat for boat lovers. It is a purely Chinese traditional event where race is organized among dragon boats. Seven Sisters Festival is another festival which is commemorated in Hong Kong.
It is the world’s largest women’s wellbeing festival. The festival is named so because it is rejoiced on the seventh of the 7th lunar month. This event is quite similar to Valentine’s Day because of the young people’s hunt for the prospective suitors.
Mid-Autumn festival also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival is rejoiced in the month of spring. It is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian people. It is a highly entertaining event with musical nights and dancing displays.
Also, lots of feasts are cooked to welcome the advent of spring season. However, in Thailand Monkey Festival is rejoiced where monkeys are included in a feast. It is held annually in Lopburi, Thailand. The festival includes giving fruits and vegetables to monkeys out of respect.