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.

Grape Blessing Day

A national tradition and one of the five main holidays of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Grape Blessing Day is a Christian holiday dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The grape blessing is performed after the final liturgy and every present member receives blessed grape to take home. It is a tradition for Armenians not to eat grape that has not been blessed. 

Location Countrywide, Armenia

Festival of Honey and Berries

Every August, the town of Berd in the mountainous Tavush region holds a festival showcasing the best of its honey and berries, made into homemade products, crafts, and delectable dishes, pastries, sweets, and drinks.  This sweet festival attracts visitors from across the country and abroad, alike. 

Location Berd, Armenia

PanArmenian Khorovats Festival

The barbecued kebab, khorovats, is known as the king of all of Armenia's national dishes and is consumed on holidays, important events, birthdays and other celebrations. The annual Barbecue Festival is a tribute to this beloved dish, drawing cooks and hungry revelers from across the country to Akhtala town for a day replete with endless barbecue, exciting culinary competitions, and traditional songs and dances. 

Location Akhtala, Armenia

Taraz Festival

The Taraz Festival held annually in Yerevan puts traditional Armenian clothing on full display. This exhibit of national dress is one of the brightest and most cultural festivals in the country. The event consists of two parts. The first part is an exhibition-fair, after which new collections of Armenian designers are presented.

Location Yerevan, Armenia

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