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Beautiful Ha Long! Beautiful Ha Long Festival! Quang Ninh Province launched the Viet Nam Visit Year 2018 with destination Ha Long, Quang Ninh. Quang Ninh invited 2,000 delegates from over 10 countries. EATOF Secretariat has participated with Gangwon Province, Luang Prabang Province. On the Ha Long Carnival Show. more than 1,000 domestic and international artists will be performing. Over the past 10 years, Ha Long Carnival has become an event, a memorable rendezvous for visitors. According to the organizers, each year this event is better, more magnificent, full of fire.
One of the most popular festivals and celebrations in Cambodia is undoubtedly the Water Festival which is also called Bonn Om Touk in Khmer. It is celebrated on the full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk, which usually falls in the end of OctoberNovember, and the Cambodian Water Festival 2011 will be celebrated between 9 - 11 November. The Water Festival in Cambodia coincides with the end of the rainy season and reverses flow of the Tonle Sap River which is a unique phenomenon where the water pressure of the Mekong River causes the river to change its direction. The Water Festival also marks the start of the Cambodian fishing season and originates back to the reign of King Jayavarman whose navy celebrated in order to keep the god of the river happy to supply a plentiful crop of rice and many fish. Even though the Water Festival and celebrations in Phnom Penh by no doubt is bigger, there are many celebrations, boat races and fireworks in Siem Reap too. Cultural displays and traditional boat races make up a fantastic weekend of celebration and fun not to be missed!! The boat races involve whole communities, and villagers from near and afar bring their boats painted brightly, with large eyes on the prows as a precaution to ward off evil spirits. The boats, often 60 oarsmen strong, compete throughout the festival and whilst many like the build-up, the grand finale on the last day is especially worth seeing as the teams frantically paddle and chant their way to first place position. Source : www.angkorhotel.org
Jogja Travel Mart 2011 is a project highlighting cultural and heritage travel mart products. It is intended to raise awareness about the value and viability of this fast-growing segment of the tourism industry, and to strengthen Yogyakarta's positioning as the regional for Culture and Heritage travel mart for asia and to build on this potency.
The 2011 Changchun Ice and Snow Festival and the Jingyuetan Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival has been kicked off in the capital city of Jilin Province and will last to March 6. More than 5,000 participants from 21 countries, including China, Sweden, the USA and Russia, showed up at a grand opening ceremony. During the 14th festival, four events, namely, Ice and Snow Tourism, Ice and Snow Sport, Ice and Snow Culture and Ice and Snow Trade will be held, encompassing 66 varied activities. In the meantime, four ice and snow scenic areas, Jingyue Lake, Lianhua Mountain, Xinli Lake, and Miaoxiang Mountain, and three ice and snow amusement parks Changchun Agriculture Expo Park, Nanhu Ice and Snow Amusement Park, and Northeast China Culture Ice and Snow Amusement Park will be opened to the visitors, one after another. The Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival, which is the most popular skiing event in Northern Europe, was introduced into China in 2003, making the country the fourth to hold the festival, after Sweden, the USA, and Japan. The Changchun 2011 Ice and Snow Festival and the Jingyuetan Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival is expected to further boost Jilin's winter travel market and to consolidate the province's ice- and snow-based travel brand. Source : Chinahospitality News
Lao New Year(PI MAI LAO )is always held in April from 13-15th of every year, the festival last for three days. The first of the three days is the last day of the old year. Due to the tradition, houses villages are properly tidy clean, perfume clean water mix with flowers are also prepared for washing home, Buddha images, monks soaking friends. Mass of people gathering at the beach near by the river banks is brought to the temples ground for s stupas making in the purpose of making merit to worship to the ancestors regards to the believe of the Laotian. In Luang Prabang, the colorful parade is held on the main street to signify that the lunar new year is started, this parade is the symbolic of Lao New Year of Laos to attract the participants, no other provinces in Laos could do the same way.
Featuring Lanna Thai New Year celebrations festivities at temples, the city gates around the city moat throughout the northern capital of Chiang Mai One of the best places to experience Songkran is in Chiang Mai, where it is celebrated on a gr scale with a flavour uniquely entirely its own, attracting visitors from far wide. This year, Songkran Thai New Year festivities scheduled for April 13-15, will be held at temples, in the vicinity of the cityrsquos gates around the city moat. Devout Buddhists visit the temple for merit-making to listen to sermons. Lustral water is sprinkled on sacred Buddha images, such as the Phra Buddha Sihing image, also poured over the hs of monks in a gesture of reverence. Donations are also made to the temple. Enjoy traditional Thai cultural performances held in the temple ground. One of the highlights of the festival is the ''''''''''''''''Songkran Beauty Queen Procession'''''''''''''''' that takes place on Songkran Day itself - April 13. Meanwhile, many other events leading up to the main attraction are spread over several days it is here that the visitor gets to see various aspects of Chiang Mai, first h, mdash its culture, cuisine, arts crafts, as well as the friendly people. Activities Phra Buddha Sihing procession Buddha images bathing ritual Merit-making activities presentation of offerings to Buddhist monks lsquoRot nam dum huarsquo bathing rituals as a gesture of respect to elderly relatives other respected individuals Lanna Thai cultural performances folk games S-stupa building contest Songkran water-splashing around the ancient city moat Chiang Mai Culture Street International Food Festival Contact information: TAT Chiang Mai Office Tel : 66 (0) 5324 8604, (0) 5324 8607 E-mail: email@example.com Website : www.songkran.net
Dano Festival begins on 5th May (lunar calendar) every year in Gangneung City on the east coast of Gangwon Province. It is the festival that boasts a thous year long tradition. Gangneung Dano Festival is namely the largest folk festival designated by UNESCO as an intangible legacy of masterpieces of mankind in 2005. The festival starts off with a rite to the mountain spirit, followed by Danogook (farm music contest), Guano Mask Play, 50 other official events. This is the festival which tourists can participate in activities such as the iris (Changpo in Korean) hair wash, swinging on traditional Korean seesaws, ssireum (Korean style wrestling). When 2011.6. 2 ~ 9 Where Gangneung, Gangwon, Korea Contact Association Gangneung Danoje Festival TEL 82-33-641-1593 H.P http://www.danojefestival.or.kr/