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.
July
Armenia

Constitution Day

This relatively new holiday celebrates the ratification of the Armenian constitution on July 5, 1995. After the fall of the Soviet Union, a draft of the constitution was presented to the government and political parties in 1992, but, due to opposition, it wasn’t until 1995 that Armenia managed to put to referendum a new constitution.

Location Countrywide, Armenia

Vardavar

A fun summer holiday, Vardavar features people splashing each other with water throughout the country. Although now a Christian tradition, celebrating the transfiguration of Jesus Christ, the festival is reputedly associated with pagan goddess Astghik, who was the goddess of water. Buckets of water are thrown on strangers, at cars, and from balconies in celebration.

Location Countrywide, Armenia

Syunik Mulberry Festival

Goris Regional Park holds the annual Syunik Mulberry Festival where each community in the Syunik province come to display their best mulberry dishes and products. Festival-goers can expect to try dried mulberries, mulberry molasses, and other tasty mulberry treats. The highlight of the festival is the famous mulberry vodka from Karahunj. The festival begins with mulberry gathering in the park, and showcases the full process of vodka-making, then tasting. 

Location Goris Regional Park, Armenia

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