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.

International Oimo Festival


The annual International OIMO Festival, occurring in Bishkek each July, is a true celebration of Central Asian culture. Featuring national foods, musical concerts, local film screenings, fashion shows, and a large handicraft fair, the festival welcomes artists, vendors, and presenters from across Central Asia. 

Location Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan



Known as Eid Al-Adha across the Arab world, Kurman-Ait is a Muslim holiday in Kyrgyzstan, occurring on the tenth day of the month of Dhul Hijja. Known as the “Feast of Sacrifice,” this day marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca, and is often spent going to mosque before sacrificing a sheep and giving out meat.

Location Countrywide, Kyrgyzstan

Community-Based Tourism Festivals


Every summer, community-based tourism (CBT) groups across Kyrgyzstan organize various events for tourists as well as locals, highlighting various national and regional attractions, customs and traditions, such as falconry and yurt assembly. For more information, contact the CBT group in the area you are visiting.

Location Countrywide, Kyrgyzstan

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