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.
May
Hong Kong

Tin Hau Festival

April - May

To honor the widely revered Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea and Patron Saint of Fishermen, locals flock to over 70 temples dedicated to her across Hong Kong. Celebrations include a colorful procession of fishing boats through Sai Kung and a three-hour parade through Yuen Long with lion dancers and marching bands.

Location Hong Kong

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

April - May

The quirky Cheung Chau Bun Festival welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every year. Originally held to commemorate the end of a devastating plague 100 years ago, traditional celebrations include a floating colors parade, ´lucky´ bun baking and bun-gathering competitions.

Location Hong Kong

Buddha's Birthday

May

For the birthday of the Buddha - Siddhartha Gautama - devotees flock to temples across Hong Kong to bathe statues of him using water, an act that pays homage to the legend of nine dragons that once bathed the newborn Buddha by spraying water. The grandest ceremony is found at Po Lin Monastery, home of the Big Buddha.

Location Hong Kong

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