The Festival Calendar
Buddhist New Year
Chaul Chnam Thmey Cambodia
Pee Mai Laos
The Buddhist New year is celebrated in many South East Asian countries and often as a ‘water festival’ because it involves the splashing of water as a sign of purification and to wash away bad luck.
Songkran in Thailand is the biggest of the ‘water festivals’ and is a huge joyful water fight with people everywhere armed with super-soakers and buckets of water.
A biennial celebration with an array of cultural events, performances and games.
The next Huế Festival is held in 2020.
Hùng Kings' Festival
Hùng Temple, Phu Tho Province, Vietnam
A commemoration of Vietnam’s first king featuring "Xoan" singing performances amongst other cultural activities.
Pasay City, Philippines
Winners from other Filipino festivals vie for the national crown in this exciting festival-cum-competition featuring street dancing, a float parade and a beauty pageant.
Treasures of South East Asia
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