Festivals

So much in Asia depends on the calendar. In February in Beijing, more than 20 million people all set off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year. In Nagaland in India, tribes from all over the region meet to compete, dance, and celebrate. In Thailand, spectators look on as celebrants perform bizarre rituals at the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
 
With an intimate and unique knowledge of Asian culture, Remote Lands knows the importance of experiencing culture the right way. Whether you want an up-close view of the Sing-Sing festival in the Asaro Valley of Papua New Guinea or a quiet walk through the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, Remote Lands can give travelers the best possible experience on their celebrations throughout Asia.
April
Armenia

Motherhood and Beauty Day

April 7 is the Feast of the Annunciation in the calendar of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and officially recognized as Mother’s Day, on which children are expected to give presents to one's own mother, particularly a gift of flowers. A less common tradition is the gift of a budding twig. Though women’s day is in March, April 7 is considered an opportunity to celebrate the unique beauty of all women. 

Location Countrywide, Armenia

Easter

Easter festivals remain the most important religious celebrations in Armenia, with various observances from March 22 to April 26. Easter time, or Surb Zatik, in Armenia, celebrates the resurrection of the Christian Jesus Christ. One familiar tradition includes painting eggs red with natural ingredients, like onion layers. One required dish for an Armenian Easter is trout with red wine. For the youth, there is a tradition to gather near Yerevan churches for and dance traditional folk dances and singing.

Location Countrywide, Armenia

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Observed both by Armenians and the Armenian diaspora, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day commemorates the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915, killed both by violence and starvation. In the capital of Yerevan, thousands of people walk to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial to lay flowers at the eternal flame.

Location Countrywide, Armenia

Yerevan Jazz Day

Armenia celebrates International Jazz Day in Yerevan where jazz fans and groups across Armenia as well as international artists gather at the Cascade Complex to put on an open-air concert. 

Location Yerevan, Armenia

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