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.
September
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

Alaverdoba

Culminating in the feast day of St. Joseph of Alaverdi of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers who founded the 6th-century Alaverdi Cathedral, Alaverdoba is a folk celebration in Kakheti. Traditionally a festival that lasted for three weeks based on pagan beliefs in Georgia prior to Christianity, the festival now can last for a number of days and includes traditional singing, dancing, and feasting. 

Location Kakheti, Georgia

Batumoba

Held in Georgia’s beachside Batumi on the Black Sea. This local festival involves numerous cultural and sporting events, culminating in a gala concert with singing and dancing. An important day in celebrating city heritage, the streets are often decorated in the run up to the celebration. 

Location Batumi, Georgia

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