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.
Saudi Arabia
Janadriyah National Festival

Janadriyah National Festival

A large cultural and heritage festival held in Janadriyah near Riyadh annually, the Janadriyah National Festival lasts for two weeks starting usually in late February. Revelers can expect activities such as camel racing, local music and dance performances, pavilions hosted by government branches and provinces, and displays of traditional crafts such as pottery, weaving, woodwork, metalwork, and leatherwork. This festival was first organized by the National Guard in 1985 and today is continued by the Ministry of Culture.

Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Winter at Tantora

Winter at Tantora

This annual cultural festival is held in the old town of Al Ula, beginning in December and running a series of eight weekend concerts for world-class musicians. The festival is inspired by the sundial located within the town, used by locals as a marker for the changing of the seasons. 

Location Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

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