Asia is a home to almost all of the major religions of the world. Due to this religious variability and diversity, lots of big religious festivals are commemorated here each year.
Some of the most important religious festivals of Asia have been enlisted here:
Indians celebrate their most famous religious festival; Holi in beginning of the year. This festival is significant because of its special ritual of spreading colors on others. People participate in a color fight and spread color on each other’s clothes and face.
Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha
Muslims in Asia celebrate two big religious festivals of Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr Festival is rejoiced after the end of the month of Ramzan. The people relish sweet dishes to enjoy the occasion of Eid among their friends and relatives. The festival of Eid-ul-Azha, however, is commemorated after the occasion of Haj in Islamic month of Zil-Haj.
In this religious festival, Muslims offer sacrifice of animals and distribute the meat among others. The animals like goat, cow, buffalo, camel etc. are sacrificed on this holy event. The meat is given among poor and one’s relatives.
The festival of Christmas is also one of the famous Asian religious festivals. Christians celebrate this festival by decorating Christmas trees and passing time with Santa Claus.
Santa is an old bearded man who comes to distribute gifts among children. The people sing Christmas songs on this occasion to commemorate this colorful festival. Poorer peoples may opt for lesser extravagances.
In most parts of Europe, particularly in the western regions, Christmas festivals are celebrated with dancing and miming as well as by going to church, which is something considered essential in some communities in northern Europe.
In Asia and Australasia, apart from going to churches, people also prefer evening parties with families and friends. It is a time when everyone gets to spend time together in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, and other countries.
In addition to these festivals, lots of other religious events are also organized in Asia.