A carnival-like atmosphere pervades on the eve of Malaysia’s Independence Day celebration, as a night of mesmerizing dances, dazzling fireworks displays, and stunning performances by local artists all culminate to the Hari Merdeka countdown.
Celebrated on Merdeka Day, this annual regatta is held to promote sports tourism in Sabah.
Place: Dao Xa Commune, Thanh Thuy District, Phu Tho Province. Objects of worship: Hung Hai Cong and three Royal Highest mandarins who had merit of helping people control floods, Princess Que Hoa. Characteristics: Praying for water ceremony, after worshipping take boat down and race boat at night.
Idul Adha or Hari Raya Qurban also known as the Muslim Day of Sacrifice, is an Islamic holiday in Indonesia.
The holier of the two major holidays in the Islamic calendar (Hari Raya Puasa is the other one), Aidil Adha commemorates Ibrahim's obedience to Allah's commandment to sacrifice his son.
Lasting four days, Hari Raya Haji commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham's) complete faith and trust in God.
For two weekends every August, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) transforms the Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct into a midsummer’s celebration of sorts.
Kadayawan Festival is an annual celebration in the City of Davao during the third (3rd) week of August. It is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.
Just as the Americans have Halloween, the Chinese have the Hungry Ghost Festival (also known as Zhong Yuan Jie in Chinese), when the souls of the dead are believed to roam the earth.
Singapore roars to life on National Day, as it remembers its colourful rise to independence and beyond.