Galle Literary Festival: The Ultimate Sri Lankan's Getaway For Bibliophiles

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival is also known as the Galle Literary Festival was started in the year 2007, and since then it has attracted many scholars and writers worldwide. It is one of the most anticipated events in South East Asia for authors as well as literary enthusiasts. In recent years, the profil...

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Dances of Sri Lanka: Culture, History and Where To Watch Them

Sri Lanka is rightfully known as the "Wonder of Asia." Sri Lanka is a multicultural country which boasts of its unique nature as well as cultural heritage which enriches the richness of the country. The country boasts of  various folk dances, today there are three distinct traditions of dances of Sri Lanka...

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Music Festivals in Singapore - An Orchestrated Experience

A famous tourist destination, Singapore is also famous for its colourful music festivals pushing through the night. A visit to the city during any of these festivals would be the perfect opportunity to soak yourself in the Singaporean energy. With an array of music festivals organized to encourage tourism, thes...

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Experience the Nine Gods Festival

Locally referred to as the Kin Jay Festival, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a festival of the Nine Emperor Gods festival in Phuket. An annual event, this veg festival is primarily celebrated by the Chinese communities in Thailand. It goes on for nine days and is considered to be one of the most bizarre and e...

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Nightlife in Khao Lak - 14 Hubs to Seal the Perfect Night in Thailand

Now, in the tranquil city of Khao Lak, you might think there is not a lot to explore at night. But presumptions are stereotypical. Khao Lak is not only infused with a range of pubs and bars, but also adult clubs legally operated. Here is a list of some of the places that you must visit during your stay at Khao ...

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Popular Harvest Festivals in India

India is the land of festivals, a colourful nation with joyous celebrations and interesting mythological legends. Harvest festivals are those that occur at the time of the main harvest of a particular region. Each of the 29 states of India celebrates its harvest festival at different times throughout the year, ...

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Baisakhi in India

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi, the harvest festival, is celebrated with great enthusiasm to mark the beginning of the new spring and is celebrated in most of India as the new year by Hindus. It signifies the end of the harvest season in India, marking a time of prosperity for the farmers. Also called as Vaisakhi, it is ...

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An Essential Guide to Onam Festival in 2019

Onam is a Godlike festival from the God's own country. It is the time of the year when Kerala is exhilarated with trumpets, drums, elephants, boat races, dances, art, music, floral decorations, lights, colours, rituals and the delicious Onasadya without which the celebrations are incomplete. Whether you're a Ma...

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Bali Kite Festival: Indonesian Sky Celebrates its True Colours in Style!

Have you ever witnessed a sky full of flying kites in various shapes like fishes, birds, footballs, leaves, dolphins, gods, lions, mermaids, or even a unicorn? Every year in July, the Bali sky is full of these floating shapes and kites as the Bali Kite Festival is underway.  One of the famous festivals in ...

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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival - Thailand's Most Popular Traditional Candle Parade

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is an elaborate parading of intricately carved candles to Buddhist temples or wats. It is celebrated in Ubon Ratchathani, in the northeastern part of Thailand. It is the biggest and most famous candle festival in Thailand. The main highlight of this two-day event is the Candle P...

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Music Festivals In India That Every Music Enthusiast Must Attend!

Music has the power to heal the soul and pull distant hearts together. Listening to music on a phone or on television is the way to relax for many people. However, only a real music fan would understand the bliss of listening to music in a live concert. Music festivals are organised in various parts of India wh...

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Ugadi - Know all about Karnataka and Telangana's New Year Celebrations

Ugadi is the time of the year when people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana usher New Year in festive spirits. Ugadi - a celebration of the oncoming New Year, falls in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar, that loosely corresponds to the months of March-April according to the Gregorian calendar. The...

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Diwali in India: All You Need To Know About Diwali Celebration in India

Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in India. It is celebrated across the length and breadth of the nation with much fanfare and enthusiasm. Known as the "Festival of Lights", Diwali is a 5-day celebration, wherein friends and families get together, light 'Diyas' or earthen lamps in their houses, fe...

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Muscat Festival 2020 - Experience the Omani Cultural Fiesta!

While we generally think of the Gulf region as everything about skyscrapers and five-star resorts, Oman remains as one of the treasured Arabian gems which can reconnect one with the diverse heritage and customs of a civilisation that dates back to hundreds and thousands of years. Oman is one of the most cultura...

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Tihar - The Nepali Festival of Lights

The practice of age-old rituals and customs in Nepal is best reflected during the 'Tihar' festival, which is the most anticipated & popular celebrations of the locals. The Goddess of Wealth and Death along with dog, cows, and crows are worshipped and honoured during this five-day long colourful extrava...

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7 Food Festivals in Dubai 2019 - Explore the Taste of Dubai

A striking feature of every country is their culinary culture as it is the best way to explore a place to the fullest. Dubai is one of the greatest culinary destinations for its wide array of Middle Eastern cuisine along with a touch of the global flavours. What can be better than planning a trip to Dubai durin...

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6 Food Festivals in Singapore - Explore The City on Your Favourite Plate

Food is something that can unite everyone in the world. It is a primary need for all, and people across the globe always cherish good food. Singapore is one of the most happening countries in the world where numerous food festivals are held. Some of them are famous and attract many gastronomes globally. Apart f...

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Salalah Festival 2019 - The Mesmerising Season of Omani Khareef

Oman is all about daunting mountains, crystal clear seas, golden sand beaches and sandy deserts. It has ample places for exploring for travellers worldwide. The Khareef season in Salalah is the most awaited. So, if you have already heard about this unique natural festival in Oman and thinking about being a part...

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Khmer New Year 2020 - Welcoming the Cambodian New Year

Families come together and spend happy times with each other. Pagodas get filled with locals, and the streets get lively with children of all age groups. People get engaged in traditional Khmer dancing and play a few fun games. All in all, Chol Chnam Thmey, or Khmer New Year, is all about having fun with each o...

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Eid Al Adha in Oman ? Your Concise Guide into The Festivities

Like all other Islamic festivals, Eid al-Adha is also celebrated with much zeal among the natives of Oman. This festival is basically about commemorating Ibrahim?s (also known as Abraham) inclination towards following Allah?s (God?s) command to sacrifice his son. Not only in Oman, but Eid al-Adha is observed ex...

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The Bali Arts Festival 2019 - A Balinese Cultural Rollercoaster

If you wish to witness culture, music, art, and madness all in one place, then the Bali Arts Festival is the place to be. A month-long affair, centred in the province?s capital, Denpasar, featuring all of Bali?s most epic cultural displays- be it music, art, dance or artistry, the Bali Arts Festival is consider...

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Perang Pandan: The Traditional Balinese War Dance Ceremony

Bali is not only about beautiful beaches and exciting party places, but it also has a rich cultural heritage. There are many cultural events for visitors and travellers to experience. Each one of those consists of a different form of dances, art exhibitions, socio-economic events and much more. Perang Pandan is...

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Kumbh Mela - Everything You Need To Know About The World's Largest Religious Gathering

The Kumbh Mela also known as The Festival Of The Sacred Pitcher has its origin in the Hindu mythology. It is the largest gathering of people and collective action of faith in the world. The congregation consists of ascetics, saints, sadhus, sadhvis, kalpvasis, and pilgrims from all over the world. It is be...

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Denpasar Festival 2019 - Witness the Balinese Extravaganza

Denpasar, the prime hub of Bali welcomes tourists and travellers from across the globe to experience the diversity and cultural richness of the beach city during The "Denpasar Festival". With an array of events, exhibitions, seminars, talk shows, and art and cultural entertainment, the Denpasar Festival introd...

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Nomad Festival - Celebrating the Bhutanese Ancient Nomadic Life

Known for its rich cultural heritage and high standards of well-being, Bhutan celebrates its joy through abundant festivals. One of such celebrations is the annual Nomad Festival; rejoicing the untouched Bhutanese culture, squished for centuries by neighbouring giants. Dates of the FestivalA day-long festival, ...

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Gai Jatra - The Festival of Turning Grief into Joy

Young boys with mascara smeared faces and painted as cows move barefoot on the streets of Nepal to celebrate the festival of life and death; the Gai Jatra. Also known as the Sa Paru, the Gai Jatra hosts find tons of Nepalese singing, dancing and laughing together on the streets. Celebrated by Newar community on...

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Tet Nguyen Dan: Everything You Need to Know About Vietnamese New Year!

Tet Nguyen Dan is a way of saying Lunar New Year in Vietnam, and it literally means, ?the first morning of the first day of the New Year?. It is one of the most important festivals for the Vietnamese people and is a national holiday as well. The locals in Vietnam usually spend this day having a good time with f...

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Ubud Food Festival - A Food Lover's Delight

The Ubud Food Festival is an annual three-day celebration of Indonesia?s culinary identity. The festival?s mission is to promote the food culture of Indonesia and to support community groups and local producers through an atmosphere of meaningful collaboration. It aims to create opportunities for aspiring Indon...

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Perfume Pagoda Festival ? Witness The Celebrations at This Famous Pilgrim Site of Vietnam

Situated around sixty kilometres southwest of the Hanoi city, where the Red River Delta has an abrupt end, lies one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Vietnam, the Perfume Pagoda. It is a hugely visited place in Hanoi, Vietnam. The locals believe that this vast compound of Buddhist shrines and temples was c...

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Sanur Village Festival - Witness Balinese Culture At Its Best!

Held every year in the coastal village of Sanur, Bali, The Sanur Village Festival is one of the most colourful Indonesian festivals immersed in irresistible local cuisines, vibrant art and dance performances, rich culture and heritage portrayal. One of the biggest festivals in Bali, the SVF celebrations stretch...

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Festivals in Bangkok - Experience the Thai Culture

Bangkok is one of the most visited and cherished places in Thailand, and for good reasons! In addition to abundantly offering entertainment, Bangkok is also a place of significant festivities. Travelling all the way to Bangkok and not participating in any of the festivals celebrated here makes little sense. Fes...

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Visakha Bucha Day - Witness Thailand's Festival Of Lights!

Visakha Bucha Day is one of the most important religious festivals celebrated across Thailand. It is a public holiday and falls on the full moon of the sixth lunar month, thus usually taking place in May-June. Visakha Bucha Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Lord Buddha. The country is s...

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Dashain 2019: Be A Part Of Nepal's Biggest Festival!

Festivals are the best way to catch up with family and rooted cultures. Dashain; a celebration of good over evil, is the Nepali version of the famous Dashera festival. It is an annual Nepali festival where families gather to indulge in twelve days of joy, goodness, traditional delicacies and bonding with the el...

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Shivratri in Nepal - An Incredible Gathering of Thousands of Pilgrims

The Hindu festival Shivratri is one of the most prominent festivals dedicated to the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. The celebration is held with great joy and devotion each year. Celebrated all over Nepal, Shivratri symbolises victory, honesty and forgiveness. Nepal houses some of the best and most significant places...

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Mid-autumn Festival 2019 - The Most Vibrant Vietnamese Celebration

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in Vietnamese culture. Primarily a harvest festival, the Magical Mid-Autumn Festival also doubles as the Children?s Festival in this country. This mid-season celebration is quite an old festival famous for its distinct features. ...

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Hoi An Lantern Festival - Vietnam's Most Lit Feast

The Hoi An Lantern Festival is the perfect time for solo travelling, family trips and romantic vacations as it is the best opportunity to experience the blissful ambience of the town of Hoi An. Hoi An showcases the creativity of local artists and their skilful products through the Hoi An Lantern festival. When&...

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Music Festivals in Thailand - Exciting Bucket List Strike Offs

If music is your passion, the chances are that you have attended at least one music festival in your life, or desperately wish to. Music festivals in Thailand host the zenith of wild party experience and are said to be the bigger and better hosts of music concerts. Besides attracting local and global audiences,...

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Festivals in Bali - The Island's Most Celebrated Feasts

Known for its traditional art, dance, sculpture, and music besides islands, coral reefs and beaches, Bali hosts several festivals throughout the year. These Balinese celebrations intend to promote the vibrance and diversity of its culture. A Bali holiday is quite appealing as it is, but visiting during their f...

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Festivals in Abu Dhabi - Famous Feasts of UAE's Second Largest City

The cultural capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is an ethnically and culturally diverse hub of the UAE. Though most of the town is a part of the mainland, Abu Dhabi also spills over the islands in the Persian Gulf. One of the finest cities of the UAE, Abu Dhabi hosts an array of varied festiva...

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Nusa Dua Light Festival - Biggest Lantern Festival of Bali

An atmosphere packed with activities like trampolining, dodgem cars, live music, great food, hot air balloon rides and of course amazing lights shows. The Nusa Dua Light Festival, an annual lantern festival forms a spectacular evening scenery on Peninsula Island. There are plenty of exciting activities that are...

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Festivals in Chiang Mai - Celebrations of the Creative City

The capital city of Thailand, Chiang Mai, holds plenty of noteworthy festivals around the year. Some of the festivals are even cherished throughout the globe. Festivals are celebrated in Chiang Mai with great zeal and enthusiasm, and participating in these can prove to be one of a kind experience for you; so do...

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Hola Mohalla - Sikh Festival of Brotherhood and Bravery

Hola Mohalla is a famous and colourful 3-day Sikh festival celebrated during spring. It takes place on the second day of the lunar month of Chett which is the first month of the Nanakshahi calendar used by Sikhs. This procession takes place in Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur, the Rupnagar district of Punja...

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Channapatna Toys - The Story of Karnataka's Most Famous Wooden Artefacts

Toystory comes to life at the ?Town of Toys? in the outskirts of Bengaluru. Known as the land of toys for centuries now, Channapatna manufactures and sells intricate art pieces and wooden dolls. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) also recognises this Kannada town as a Geographical Indication.What Makes Channapa...

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Dubai Food Festival 2020 - Middle East on a Plate

The Dubai Food Festival is a gastronomic two and a half week long celebration - a chance for visitors to explore the city through indulgence in food, from street fare to fine dining experiences. For 17 days, Dubai turns into a food haven and a hot spot among culinary explorers from around the world.When Do...

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New Year in Vietnam - How to Celebrate Tet Nguyen Dan Like the Vietnamese

The Southeast Asian country famous for its beer, coffee and natural landscapes celebrates its new year, called Tet or Tet Nguyen Dan, during the Gregorian months of January or February. Tet Nguyen Dan literally means the ?first morning on the first day of the new period?. It is one of the most important re...

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Yacht Week in Croatia - Spend This Summer Partying on a Yacht in Croatia

Are you one huge party animal?  Are you the one in constant search of places to party? Do you find yourself thinking about new and different ways to party? Well, worry not! We have you covered here. You may thank us later!How about we tell you that there is a week-long party extravaganza, organised annuall...

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New Year 2020 - Best Places To Celebrate New Year in India

It feels like we welcomed January 2019 just yesterday and in a blink of the eye, we are halfway through 2019 already. Since we are now accustomed to a year that goes by really fast, it will not be a bad idea to start gearing up for New Year 2020 already. Food, booze, and friends are the usual new year pack...

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Hue Festival ? A Biennial Cultural Celebration in Vietnam

An art extravaganza that opens a space for cultural exchange between people, with a variety of events is what makes up the Hue Festival. From massive street art performances, art exhibitions, poetry competitions, to people dressing up as prince, princesses, eunuchs and maids. An amalgamation of an imperial art ...

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Wing Kwai - Thailand's Most Awaited Annual Buffalo Racing Festival

Buffalo is the iconic symbol for Thailand?s agriculture and the rural life of the people of Thailand. The Buffalo Racing Festival of Thailand also called the ?Wing Kwai? Chonburi buffalo racing is one of the most iconic and exciting festivals for the people of Thailand and especially for Chonburi which is locat...

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Phi Ta Khon Festival - When The Dead Come Back To Life

The Story of Phi Ta Khon, or more commonly known as the Ghost Festival of Thailand dates back to a long time ago. It is said Prince Vessantara (Buddha in his past life) went on a long journey. It was a journey so long that most of his followers believed he was dead. Surprisingly, one day, he returned, alive and...

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Surin Elephant Festival - Thailand's One-Of-A-Kind Cultural Affair

Surin is typically termed as the ?land of elephants? in Thailand, and this majorly influences the annual event - Surin Elephant Festival. The elephant parades, their buffet breakfasts, skill demonstrations, cultural shows, ancient elephant warfare techniques, and much more, are truly a sight to behold. It?s tha...

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Ping Pong Shows in Phuket

Thailand is known for all things weird, but the ping pong shows tops that list. For those who don't know what it is, I want to cut to the chase and tell you that a ping pong show is not two people playing ping pong. It does involve ping pong balls, but people don't play ping pong on a table with bats. What is a...

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Surajkund Mela - The World's Largest International Crafts Fair!

Surajkund, meaning 'Lake of the Sun', is an ancient reservoir that was built by King Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty in the 10th century. Faridabad, the little destination hidden in Haryana, saw no tourism until it began hosting the 'Surajkund International Craft Mela'. A unique International craft festival, the...

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12 Festivals in Thailand That You Must Experience!

As a country rich with culture and tradition, it's no surprise that there are many enthralling festivals in Thailand which are celebrated throughout the year. Each month offers an exciting opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. From significant revelries like Songkran that is ce...

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22 Festivals of Rajasthan You Simply Cannot Miss!

 When we think about Rajasthan, we think of colours and brightness, royalty and hospitality, celebrations and feasts, music and dance, culture and tradition, history and heritage.Rajasthan packs the essence of Incredible India in 1 state. And the experience of Rajasthan is never complete unless you have a ...

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Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav - The Most Celebrated Sikh Festival

Guru Nanak Jayanti, or as it is commonly called, Guru Nanak Gurpurab, is a Sikh festival which is celebrated with a lot of fervour and excitement in many parts of India by Sikh and Punjabi communities alike. Most Sikh festivities are centred around the birth of their ten Gurus, who helped shape the religion and...

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14 Festivals In Mauritius To Experience The Festive Vibe Of The Island Country

Festivals promote diversity. They bring our neighbours into dialogue and improve our psychological well-being as well. During celebrations, all you have to do is wander freely and see what happens. Festivals are fun, be it kids or adults. Festivals form a significant part of traditions. And what about festivals...

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Eid in Oman - A Guide To Celebrating Eid in Oman

When it is Eid in Oman, the city is decked up in gold and greetings of "Eid Mubarak" resound from every rooftop and doorway. The shops are filled with flowing garments and jewellery and halwa and the heady aroma of frankincense makes your head spin in a pleasant way. It's Eid al-Fitr, the most important festiva...

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10 Amazing Festivals of Gujarat You Should Definitely Be a Part Of!

If you're in Gujarat, every day is a celebration. Often termed as the land of festivities, people in Gujarat surely know how to live their lives to the fullest. The beauty of the state's rich culture and traditions is showcased most flawlessly through the many festivals celebrated here all year round. The State...

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Bastille Day in Pondicherry (Puducherry)

Each festival which is celebrated has a long history associated with it. So does this day which is popularly known as 'Bastille Day.' In this article, we will talk about the story behind this day being celebrated, the significance of this day in France and how it is celebrated in France as well as Pondicherry i...

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Here is What You Need To Know About Losar - Tibetan New Year !

The beauty about having so many diverse cultures and traditions in the world is that you are never short of anything to celebrate! Different cultures have different ways and times of celebrating the new year. Losar Festival 2019Losar is the new year festival celebrated by our neighbors - Tibet and her...

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Art Festivals In India For Those Creative & Quirky Minds

India, the land of colours, diversity and culture is steeped in local art and traditions that vary every 100 Km. With countries swarming with festivals that bring in people from the world over to enjoy the festivities and reach euphoric heights, India is storming ahead in the festival arena with its grand, uniq...

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Amazing Places to Celebrate Holi in India in 2019

The most anticipated festival of all times that goes from bizarre traditions, mouth-watering mathris and ghujias to DJs and Bhaang with a splash of colours, sparks, music, and dance.Take-A-Breath. Well, that's Holi for you! Holi in India is the time of the year that raises a toast to the country's div...

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Celebrate Holi in Vrindavan And Be A Part Of World's Largest Festival of Colours!

 Vrindavan Holi 2019 Dates and CelebrationHoli, the Festival of Colours has been celebrated in India for thousands of years and is now also celebrated by various communities of South Asia including non-Hindu communities. Holi will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21, 2019, all over the world with Holika Da...

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Sula Fest 2019 - Music, Fine Dine, Wine & Everything Oh-So-Fine

Sula Fest is back! In its upcoming 12th edition, Sula brings back a weekend full of great music, food, shopping, and lots and lots of wine. But wait, there's more. This SulaFest, you can stomp on grapes, camp under a sky full of stars, witness breathtaking sunrises, enjoy foot massages, tarot card reading and s...

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Kumaoni Holi 2019 - The Colourful Festival of Uttarakhand

Kumaon, a mountainous region in Uttarakhand, offers a spectacular array of natural scenic beauty topped with the sheer sanctity of the surrounding. The welcoming and rustic forests, snow clad mountain peaks and the fascinating and surreal village life aptly defines the life in this region of Northern India. The...

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Chanthaburi Fruit Festival 2019 - A Colourful And Delicious Extravaganza

Festivals are a legit excuse for everyone to celebrate and create some beautiful memories. Many might not be aware that in a small province of Thailand, called Chanthaburi, the locals have a unique tradition of celebrating something called Chanthaburi Fruit Festival. Located on the eastern side of Thailand, on ...

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Poy Sang Long Festival 2019 - What, When and Where

Every part of this beautiful world has its own set of customs and rituals that bring in a factor of individuality to any region. Now that we are talking about various customs and festivals of the world, it will be of a matter of great interest to talk about Poy Sang Long, the age-old Asian tradition. If you are...

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Bun Bang Fai Rocket Fest in Thailand 2019

The festivals in Thailand never fail to amaze the innumerable tourists that flock in from all over the world. These colourful festivals provide a glimpse into the country's rich culture and heritage. Being a part of these events are surely a delight. The Rocket Festival is one of such festivals, a highlight of ...

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Paro Tshechu 2019 - Celebrations at their Zenith

Festivals of a city add an enchanted glory to it, which makes it look more vibrant and glorious. A city like Paro in Bhutan makes for the perfect example. With the majestic dzongs, lush valleys, a pristine river and a clear sky, this town does not look anything less than a painting. The city becomes e...

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Bali Spirit Festival - 7 Reasons Why You MUST Attend This Celebration Of yoga, dance, music and wellbeing

Bali, the tropical paradise hosts the Bali Spirit Festival in its tranquil town of Ubud. It is one of the biggest yoga events in Asia and usually held around March or April. The 12th edition of the festival is taking place from March 24 ? 31, 2019 and centred around the theme ?Restore the Balance'. It is a fami...

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Fairs and Festivals in April in India: 2019

India is a fantastic place for travellers and an endless celebration with countless fests and fairs. Starting from natural beauty, to cultural heritage, this country has everything in store for you. This April, there are various fests where you can have a gala time.  Here is a list of some of the fest...

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Festivals in March in India : 2019

A festival of turtles, prophecies, puppets, yoga, quirky versions of Holi and one too many elephant festivals, together, welcome spring to the Indian subcontinent, this March. As various parts of the country, welcome the new season in their way, hue, language, version, parades and traditions, March has enough e...

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Festivals of Kerala - Most Popular Festivals Celebrated in Kerala

Kerala is most popularly known for its festival of Onam, but it also has other major festivals that we all ought to know about and that?s what I am about to help you out with!Here is a list of Festivals in Kerala celebrated with zeal and zest:1. OnamSourceOnam! The national festival of Kerala celebrated for the...

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Fairs and Festivals of India

 In a land of cultural and geographical diversities one gets to enjoy and experience wide varieties of cultures, fairs and festivals and India is the epitome of such experiences. A country where after every hundred kilometer you are embraced by a new cultural identity one gets to enjoy diverse backgrounds,...

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Cultural Festivals in India

 India is famous for a lot of things around the world from yoga to its diversity from its travel destinations to its rich past but one thing that this country is better at doing than most is celebrating festivals, lots of festivals. A country with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds India as a natio...

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7 Festivals of Tamil Nadu You Should Know About And Experience !

 Tamil Nadu is known for its magnificent festivals, outlined with rangolis, bright silks, flowers, temples celebrations and of course lots of festival food ! Here are 7 festivals of Tamil Nadu you can plan your visits around!1. PongalThis is the most important Harvest festival celebrated by the people of T...

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9 Festivals and Events To Attend In January 2019

Celebrations never end in India. And January is the month when the everlasting zeal is seen in cultural festivals and events. There is a plethora of traditional festivals, music and dance festivals, parades, and a lot more you would surely want to be a part of. Here are the best festivals and events that the fi...

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Eid in Dubai - A Guide To Celebrating Eid in Dubai

Eid in Dubai is a festival held twice every year. There are two Eid holidays in a year, one that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims are required to fast for a month, and the other starts on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days. The first one is called 'Eid-al-Fitr' and th...

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Festivals of Goa

While most will relate the state of Goa with beaches, liquor and modernity, this beachy haven is in every sense a land of culture, heritage and traditions. Every year, a large number of festivals are celebrated throughout the Goan territory which serve as vital attractions for tourists and locals alike. Le...

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Uttarakhand Brings You Asia's Largest Lake Festival: Tehri Lake Festival 2019

Whether you are a pilgrim seeking God's blessings, an adventure enthusiast looking for an adrenaline rush, a traveller looking for a getaway from the city bustle, or a backpacker out there looking to reconnect with your ancestral roots, Uttrakhand will likely match your profile. And what better time to vis...

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Festivals In December You Wouldn't Want To Miss

New Year is around the corner and it?s the time of the year when you tend to reflect back at the year?s happenings. December is like the Saturday of the months, something you look forward to all year long. Pleasant weather, a hot beverage on cold mornings, end-of-the-year sales, cuddling in your blanket, Christ...

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Festivals of Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir is known as the paradise on Earth and rightly so. It has its charm in the enchanting valley views and green nature, but its festivals add an extra flavour to the beauty of the state. People try to forget all the communal tensions that exist and celebrate the festivities together in peace. This exquisite...

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16 Festivals in Singapore: Experience the Multi-Ethnic Culture

Singapore is a country where 'east meets west'. The Lion City's culture is vast, as it includes both Asian and European cultures. Singapore has many areas divided by ethnicity of people like Little India and Chinatown. Singapore is beautiful because of its cultural diversity, a fusion of cultures and its social...

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Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2019

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is without a doubt one of the most awaited festivals each year. Held annually, it is an exhibition and celebration of theatre, music, theatre, films, comedy and world art. It is held every year in Mumbai and attracts over 150,000 people from the city and beyond. 2019 marks the twent...

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Ziro Music Festival 2019: A Musical Extravaganza

The most happening music festival in the laps of the green valley of Arunachal Pradesh, the Ziro Music Festival is an outdoor music festival that showcases the talent of independent artists in India. This festival brings together the most significant musical talents of India and a diverse audience to witness it...

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Makha Bucha 2019 - What, Where and When

Makha Bucha (also known as Magha Puja) or Makha Bucha day is the second most important festival celebrated in Thailand. This festival marks a special date in the Buddhist calendar and is celebrated in the third lunar month, on a full moon day in countries such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, a...

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Songkran Festival 2019 - Thailand's New Year Water Festival

Every year, as April rolls around, tens of thousands of Thai people prepare for the New Year. Houses are cleaned from roof to basement. Gifts are bought in preparation. The buzzing of excitement in the streets is undeniable. Songkran in Thailand is an eagerly awaited festival to spend with family and friends, r...

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Udaipur Lantern Festival - The Eccentric Diwali Festivity!

The regal city of Udaipur attracts thousands of tourists, owing to its enchanting scenery entailing of majestic palaces, pretty lakes and picture-perfect mountains. Each year, Udaipur observes a high footfall of travellers from all across the country nearby the festive period of Diwali. The city looks exception...

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Khao Phansa - Festival of 'Buddhist Lent' in Thailand

There comes not one but multiple occasions for tourists to be a part of Thailand's fascinating festivals. The festival of Khao Phansa is one such occasion. Khao Phansa or ?Vassa? is a day which marks the beginning of the 3-month monastic retreat by the monks during the rainy season. It is observed on the day af...

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Naga Fireball Festival - Thailand's Most Bizarre Festival

The Naga Fireball festival is a one of a kind festival celebrated in Thailand. In this festival, people gather along a certain 250 km stretch of the Mekong river, to witness glowing red 'fireballs' shoot up into the sky. The number of fireballs sighted can range from hundreds to thousands. The local people attr...

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Asalha Puja - Celebrating the Teachings of the Enlightened

Thailand, also known as the Kingdom of Thailand, is a fun loving and cultured country in South-East Asia. Known for its relaxing, quiet and windy beaches, the country lights up during its festivals. There is more to Thailand than just the beaches - the Thai massage is the best way to relieve your stress and sor...

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Lopburi Monkey Festival: The Monkey Buffet of Thailand

Lopburi is one of the first cities to have been built in Thailand. It houses some spectacular ruins and other beautiful sights like King Narai's Lopburi Palace and the Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat temple making it much of a hidden gem. It more often than not goes unnoticed when travellers are building their it...

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Royal Ploughing Ceremony - Planting Thailand's Seeds of Hope

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony, also known as the Farmer's Day or simply the Ploughing Festival officially marks the beginning of the rice growing season. This annual ceremony is held in many Asian countries, such as Cambodia and Thailand. The official Thai name for the Royal Ploughing Ceremony is 'Raek Na Khwan'...

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival - Time to Get Mesmerised!

Radiating a golden hue, Thailand is an ever-comforting holiday destination. Having rice puddles in the rural heartlands of Thailand is a great experience. Relaxing on one of those magnificent beaches with white sands and enjoying Thai cuisine in one of the stalls of Mae Sot finds a place in everyone's bucket li...

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Chinese New Year in Thailand 2019

Because of its large Chinese population, it comes as no surprise that the Chinese New Year is a major festival in Thailand. It is a lovely time, where different communities come together, break bread and wish each other good fortune for the year ahead. Streets are decorated in bright red with gorgeous Chinese p...

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Unconventional New Years Traditions Around The World

Everyone across the globe loves to ring in the new year and everyone does it differently. While midnight kiss, parties, fireworks, and toasts to a happy year are fairly common, there are several cultures which welcome the new year with a different and unique tradition. Here's a list of unconventional new years ...

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Cruise Your Way To Kumbh Mela This Year

The Kumbh Mela is all set to start from January 15, 2019 and is expected to be bigger and better than the last year. And for the first time, to boost the smooth movement of devotees, the Inland Waterways Authority of India will be starting motorboat and cruise rides from January 5. According to media repor...

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Republic Day 2019

The 70th Republic Day of India is right around the corner. Every year has something special about it. This year, the day also celebrates the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Due to his close links with South Africa, this year's chief guest is South Africa's current president Cyril Ramaphosa. The spectacular Re...

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Hua Hin Jazz Festival - Thailand's Annual Jazz Musical Extravaganza

The Hua Hin Jazz Festival is an annual international affair in Thailand's very own seaside district, Hua Hin. Enjoy the true jazz experience, as several international and local artists take the stage while being surrounded by the sound of the waves and fresh cool breeze at the Hua Hin Beach. SourceHua Hin ...

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