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
Buraidah Date Festival

Buraidah Date Festival

Celebrating the date fruit, this festival hosted in Buraidah occurs annually for three months starting in August. Visitors will find more than 30 varieties of dates, as well as date products such as molasses, dough, sugar, jam and chocolate. 

Location Buraidah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi National Day

Saudi National Day

This annual holiday commemorates the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by royal decree of King Abdul Aziz Al Saud in 1932 after he conquered and unified the state. This day was made a national holiday in 2005 and is celebrated with folk dances, songs, and traditional festivities. Roads and buildings are decorated with Saudi flags and people wear the national colors of green and white.

Location Countrywide, Saudi Arabia

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