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One of the most magnificent events in the Sri Lankan Buddhist culture is the Esala Perahera held in the scenic hill country. Commencing in August from the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, this graceful parade circles around the city with several squads of dancers and performers. Here are some things you should know before you plan to witness this event. Where and When? You will have to travel to Kandy and find accommodation first, as this event takes place at night. Esala Perahera this year will take place from 14th to 24th August for a duration of 10 days. The parade will march through most streets close to the temple and will last for a few hours. It’s best to find accommodation in the heart …

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This coastal city in Bình Định province, Vietnam was once flourishing in agriculture and fishing as their primary commercial activities. Quy Nhon has now become a widely popular tourist destination that attracts travellers from all corners of the world. While you may be planning a vacation to Quy Nhon, be sure to note if your trip coincides with any of the below festivals in the city. Kick Up a Session of Martial Arts The Vietnamese traditional martial arts are honoured once every two years on a platform created especially to discuss all things martial arts, delegation meetings, exchanges and promoting this art on a global scale. Participants of this event will be able to reside at a Quy Nhon hotel. The Bình Định traditional martial arts …

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The long-standing independent archipelago, the Maldives is among the top tropical destinations in the Maldives. The country was not always a tourist destination; in fact, it was predicted that the country would never be a tourist destination, owing to its location. However, the country is now one of the most visited destinations. Just like the tourism industry, the country’s independence was hard-fought. Colonial occupation Like many other South Asian nations, the Maldives too was colonized by the Dutch, the British, and the Portuguese. The Maldives was captured by the Portuguese in the year 1558; they ruled the country for the next 15 years. And in 1573, Muhammad Thakurufaanu freed the country and became the sultan of the country. The Sultanate He served the country for …

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Consisting of various ethnic communities, Singapore is a true cultural melting pot; due to this, there are various festivals held in the city that are well worth experiencing. Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is celebrated by Chinese communities across the world and Singapore is no different. Usually, in January or February, this event sees areas like Chinatown come alive with festivities. Easy to reach from a hotel in Farrer Park, this locale is where one can streets lit up as well as dragon and lion dances. Thai Pongal A festival observed by Hindu devotees generally in January, Thai Pongal is popular in Southern India. Singapore has a strong Indian community too in the area known as Little India near Park Hotel Farrer Park; here, one can …

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Apart from the famous Ramadan festival, Abu Dhabi thrives in a range of other diverse and colourful festivals and events that you could witness during a holiday spent at your Abu Dhabi resort the likes of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. Abu Dhabi International Dance Festival This is one of the most-awaited festivals in this city and it dazzles its spectators with some of the best-talented dancers around. They present awesome dance forms including Salsa, Afro Rumba, Hip Hop, Bachata, and much more. Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Reading enthusiasts will have their dreams come true at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the fastest-growing fair of its kind in the region. With over 800 exhibitors who come from all across the world, you will be able …

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Thailand is a destination for partying! It’s not just about the regular beach parties, but also about the cultural events with many unique traditions and rituals. Songkran How about getting drenched from head to toe during your stay at any hotel in Khon Kaen the likes of Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre? You may enjoy fun water fights with the locals for 3 consecutive days. Use buckets, water guns, or hose pipes while dancing and shouting like crazy! Phi Ta Khon It’s the Ghost Festival. Locals wear diverse sorts of masks and join a parade to entertain people. The festival goes on for 3 days, and it happens in Dan Sai, Loei Province. Yi Peng This is one of the most popular festivals happening in …

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