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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.

Year-Round

Giant Lantern Festival
(Hoi An Lantern Festival)

Hoi An Lantern Festival
Hoi An, Vietnam

As evening approaches, the city becomes a magnificent sight with streets illuminated by colourful silk lanterns, while mini lanterns with tea lights are floated down the river.

Once a month during full moon.

Rambu Solo Ceremony (Toraja Funeral Ceremony)
Tana Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Both a show of grief and a celebration, these customary ceremonies are open to everyone and include not just a funeral procession but also extravagant feasting.

Variable dates, usually during July – September

Pacu Jawi
West Sumatra, Indonesia

A traditional and adrenaline-filled specatcle where jockeys each hold on to a pair of bulls that race across a muddy rice field.

Variable dates

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