I’ve known for some time that people in the Philippines know how to throw colorful festivals, but it wasn’t until I recently ventured to Bacolod in Negros Occidental to experience one for myself that I truly understood the spirit of a Filipino party.
One of the main reasons for the timing of my trip to Kyrgyzstan was to have the chance to check out the country's National Horse Games Festival, which takes place in August.
Phi Ta Khon is one of the most fun of Thailand’s festivals. Festival-goers dress up in ghost masks and parade and party through the streets of Dan Sai district in Loei.
Always in search of the most authentic experiences in the most remote regions, the unique and colorful Hornbill Festival in India's little-known Nagaland region has been on my bucket list for the last 14 years. The festival showcases cultural displays from many of Nagaland’s vibrant tribes.
The largest peaceful gathering on Earth, the Kumbh Mela festival involves millions of people making a pilgrimage to the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, where they will bathe in an attempt to purify their sins.
The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is an annual festival held on the small island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong. I attended this unique festival several times while I was living in Hong Kong.
Surin is home to the Surin Elephant Round-up, which takes place during the end of November each year. The festival is a multi-day event, starting with the "Elephant Buffet" or Elephant breakfast on the first day, and then is followed by elaborate battle re-enactments the following day.
The “Nine Emperor Gods Festival”, is a spectacular annual event in in Korat, Thailand that I had been keen to witness ever since I first came to live in Thailand – and this year I finally made it.