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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.
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.
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Tibet

Tibetan New Year (losar)

February - March

Tibetans welcome the new year with fifteen days of celebration, the first three of which are most important. First, people clean and decorate their homes and monasteries where they perform rituals for protection. The second day is for contemplation and prayer and from the third day there is for eating, drinking and celebration.

Location: Countrywide, Tibet

Treasure Display Festival

February - March

During the first month of the Tibetan calendar, Buddhist devotees visit the temples to pray, worship, burn incense and listen to scripture recitals. At this time, the monasteries’ greatest treasures are displayed, they are particularly spectacular in Jokhang and Labrang. The monks chant and perform ritual dances called Cham.

Location: Countrywide, Tibet

Butter Lantern Festival

February - March

This festival marks the end of the New Year celebrations throughout Tibet. It is a day of feasting and traditional dance and music is performed. Lamps made of yak butter are carved into the shapes of deities, flowers and animals and displayed in the middle of decorative shrines. On the day of the festival, the lamps are lit.

Location: Countrywide, Tibet

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