The Festival Calendar
Hmong New Year
Hmong communities in Laos, Vietnam and Thailand
In early December, see the Hmong people celebrate the New Year with ethnic costumes, traditional performances and games.
River Kwai Bridge Week
Witness a spectacle of light and sound with cultural performances, as the town commemorates the World War II bombing of The River Kwai Bridge.
Penang International Dragon Boat Festival
Catch teams from around the world engage in a magnificent dragon boat race, paddling to the beat of the drum.
Cotabato City, Philippines
A celebration of the arrival of Shariff Kabunsuan, who introduced Islam to the region, the festival includes river floats, an acrobatic show, a culinary competition and more.
Lake Toba Festival
Lake Toba, Indonesia
The festival celebrates the culture and tradition of the Lake Toba region with a decorated float parade, Tor-tor Tumba Dance and other festive activities.
Christmas & New Year
Around South East Asia
From beach parties to lavish meals, a wide range of festivities for Christmas and New Year can be found all over South East Asia.