The Festival Calendar
Hungry Ghost Festival
Chinese Communities in South East Asia
Tet Trung Nguyen
During this period, the spirits of the deceased are said to be allowed to cross into the realm of the living. Food offerings are made for ancestors and paper money or clothes are also burned. In various areas, Chinese opera performances and puppet shows are also put up.
George Town Festival
A month-long festival featuring modern art, music, theatre, dance and film from both international and local artists.
Taung Byone Nat Festival
Taung Byone Village near Mandalay, Myanmar
Be prepared for loud music and lots of drinking with colourfully-dressed spiritual mediums dancing wildly to channel nats (spirits) into their bodies.
Davao City, Philiipines
A celebration of life and thanksgiving for the harvest, the festival includes street performances, a floral float competition, food stalls and more.
Baliem Valley Festival
From a mock tribal war between the local tribes, to traditional dances, pig racing and spear throwing, the Festival is an opportunity to witness the cultures of diverse local tribes.
Yadnya Kasada (Kesodo) Ceremony
Mount Bromo, Indonesia
Locals throw livestock and harvest into the volcano’s crater as a sacrifice for the gods in this unique ceremony.
Jember Fashion Carnaval (Carnival)
Jember, East Java, Indonesia
A spectacular and eye-catching festival featuring extravagant costumes, performances and a 3.6km long catwalk.
Dieng Culture Festival
Dieng Plateau, Cenral Java, Indonesia
As part of the many festival activities, local children have their dreadlocks shaven off in a dreadlocks-cutting ritual.
Tomohon International Flower Festival
Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Magnificently decorated floral floats are paraded on the streets in addition to beauty pageants, fairs and performances.
Krakatau (Krakatoa) Festival
An elephant procession and traditional dances are performed to commemorate the eruption of Mount Krakatau.