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.
October
Georgia

Tbilisoba

This October festival celebrates the diversity and history of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and includes open-air concerts of traditional music and cultural events in Old Tbilisi. The festival was created at the initiative of Eduard Shevardnadze, then the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, to honor the capital and counter attendance at religious events as part of his program to overcome "manifestations of nationalism" through introducing new "socialist traditions". 

Location Tbilisi, Georgia

Mtkhetoba-Svetitskhovloba

Held annually in the ancient capital north of Tbilisi, Orthodox Christians in Georgia celebrate Mtskhetoba-Svetitskhovloba in Mtskheta, remembering and celebrating the former capital and the legends of its cathedral. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, among other legends, is said to be the burial site of Christ's robe. Celebrants visit the city for a number of worship experiences.

Location Mtskheta, Georgia

Rtveli

A nationwide celebration of the country’s unique wine culture, this harvest festival is an important autumn holiday for all Georgians, featuring traditional music and feasting. Rtveli lasts for several days and events are held at large and small vineyards and wineries throughout the country, during which many guests can take part in the wine harvest. 

Location Countrywide, Georgia

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