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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.

December

Giant Lantern Festival
(Giant Lantern Festival - Based on photo by Ramon F Velasquez via wikiCommons)

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
Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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
Penang, Malaysia

Catch teams from around the world engage in a magnificent dragon boat race, paddling to the beat of the drum.

Kabunsuan Festival
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.

Giant Lantern Festival
San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines

Giant lanterns with up to 10,000 LED lights illuminate the city to the beat of Christmas tunes.

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