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All across South and Southeast Asia, fantastic festivals occur frequently throughout the year and can give a wonderful insight into a country’s scenery and spirit. Whether it’s an ancient ritual or a modern celebration of music, arts, sports or more, the exuberant atmosphere and time spent up close with local people can make attending festivals in Asia a joyful part of your holiday.

What’s more, these festivals are as diverse as the region itself. In Bhutan, for example, you’ll find countless unique celebrations of Buddhism, filled with colour and traditional dress. There are many celebrations that mark the coming of Spring, such as Songkran in Southeast Asia and Holi in India. By contrast, sports lovers may enjoy the likes of Pasola in Indonesia, an exhilarating modern-day jousting event. We can help you seek out the popular events for travellers as well as those that few tourists know about.