Asia has become one of the most visited continents in the world. Be it India or China or Thailand; there is a different spot of attraction that brings the traveller to each of these arrays of creativity and colours.
Here are some of the must-see festivals that are rooted in culture and embrace its diversity.
The Chinese New Year projects its array of colours in their most awaited season. This festival sees lanterns of all shapes and sizes across the sky after sunset. While the new moon lights the sky, the people of China also do their part to light the sky with floating lanterns.
The summer is the season when you get out of your comfort zone and do something exciting and adventurous. The mud festival in Boryeong, South Korea, is filled with mud fights, mega mud baths, mudslides and everything else that you could think of when you think of mud. This started initially to mark the wide range of products made from mud because of its minerals which are beneficial for the skin. South Korea just made getting a mud face pack fun!
The nomadic essence of Mongolia can be seen in this festival which is also known as “the three games of men”. The festival comprises of wrestling, horse riding and archery. Singing, dancing and performing also take up an enormous sphere of vibrancies in the festival. Here, they embrace every little feature of their nomadic free spirited souls.
Thailand too is not far away in embracing its spirit animal. The water festival embraces transformation and change in the Thai New Year on 13th April every year. While some people enjoy with minimalistic pleasures of life, some others celebrate it with gunfire to repel bad luck. Everybody embraces their morality of not harming anything or anybody and most importantly not lying. There is a warm and homely setup throughout.
This festival coincides with the annual bloom of the year. Sakura flowers bloom throughout during the spring season and people part-take in viewing this mesmerising bloom. The pink and white flowers fill every spot and a huge number of people go around the country to take advantage of this soothing experience.
Rainforest World Music Festival
This festival of Malaysia is held on the island of Borneo. The people here celebrate their music, nature and culture. This is one of the largest musical events in Malaysia. You are bound to witness the rainbow of creativity manifest in the wide range of collaborations and souvenirs. You are also exposed to a number of workshops and jamming sessions to give you a deeper insight.
Lastly, a festival of India that embraces colours in its true essence. You are bound to find the streets filled with people smeared in colours. Water balloons are a key feature. Holi is a mixture of a water festival and a colour festival. Add sweets to your menu to its maximum when you experience the delicacies prepared during this season.
Enjoy the beauties that Asia has to offer in the medium best suitable for you. Get to know more about each of these places as you travel instead of finding out every little know-how about it.