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.
Recently, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to witness the Thaipusam festival in full swing, at one of the world’s most revered Hindu shrines outside of India: the Batu Caves.
Thailand is home to some of Asia’s best festivals, and the thrilling seven-day Buffalo Races festival that takes place annually during Buddhist Lent (normally in October) in Chonburi is no exception.
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.
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.