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The Festival Calendar

From awe-inspiring light processions to colourful carnivals, delve into the magic of South East Asia with our list of the top festivals happening in the region every month.

November

Chinese New Year
(Tazaungdaing / Tuangyi Balloon Festival - Based on photo by Christian Heimig via wikiCommons)

Loi Krathong
Thailand

See the rivers light up as the locals release small "boats" or "baskets" made out of banana tree trunk and leaves with candles into the water.

Yi Peng
Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Chiangmai, Loi Krathong coincides with Yi Peng where locals release rice paper lanterns into the air, lighting up the night sky with a warm glow.

Tazaungdaing (Taunggyi Balloon Festival)
Taunggyi, Myanmar

Giant paper balloons up to 9 meters in height and containing hundreds of candles are launched into the night sky in this spectacular display.

Bon Om Touk (Water Festival)
Cambodia

The Tonlé Sap river reverses its flow at the start of the rainy season and at the end, which is when Bon Om Touk, the Cambodian “Water Festival” is celebrated with festivities such as boat racing.

Bun Pha That Luang (That Luang Festival)
Vientiane, Laos

A week of celebration where the That Luang stupa will be illuminated at night, in addition to fireworks and various festivities.

Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival
Kyaukse, near Mandalay, Myanmar

Catch locals in elephant prop-costumes performing an ‘elephant dance’ as well as beautifully decorated life-sized paper elephants.

Sekaten
Surakarta & Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

A traditional festival to celebrate the birthday of the prophet Muhamsmad, the highlight of the celebration is the fun-filled fair / night market with lots of rides, attractions and street food.

Monkey Banquet Festival
Lopburi, Thailand

On the festival day, locals set up lavish banquets all over the city for the monkeys, who are believed to be descendants of Hanuman, the Monkey King.

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