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Festivals are used as a tool to gather communities in a city, village, district or a country towards a common goal. Learning and being a part of festivals that are held around the world or even at your own village is both entertaining and educating. Among many festivals in the world the Cheung Chau Island Bun Festival is truly unique and is a definite attention grabber. The festival which was originated in the 18th century was initially started when the Cheung Chau Island was destroyed by a plague and invaded by pirates. Following this the people of the island started parading the picture of God Pak Tai throughout the villages with the belief that the deity drove off evil spirits and bringing the locals protection …

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Tucked away along the South Coast of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa offers an idyllic getaway by the sea and features a range of dining venues where one can introduce your taste buds to some exotic flavours and aromas. Look to stay at Sri Lanka villas on the South Coast that are within easy reach of Hikkaduwa. One such option is Safforon and Blue by Jetwing, a Sri Lanka luxury villa which also features its own delectable dining options. Make sure to head to Hikkaduwa where apart from its sun-kissed beach and idyllic setting also offers plenty of eateries, restaurants and cafes, mostly near the shore. Seafood is served in many places letting you enjoy fresh dishes featuring prawns, crabs and more. Beachside cafes are ideal spots to unwind and enjoy …

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Indonesia is undoubtedly a top-notch destination in terms of culture, outdoor activities and holiday retreats that one would always want to be a part of. The festivals and events play a major role in showcasing the country’s rich cultural influences of which some go back in time. If one is searching for luxury hotels, Indonesia affords plenty of opportunities to select one that will suit your budget. Starwood Indonesia which features amongst Indonesia 5 star hotels will entice you with a truly memorable experience that will give you the time and space to discover a host of all the upcoming festivals in the country. October sees the ever popular and engaging Kuta Karnival Bali Food Festival which sees foodies the world over commune in Bali for a true taste …

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The island of Langkawi is fast gaining popularity as a charming tourist destination, and its quaint offering of local festivals and traditions is an excellent way to mingle with the locals and learn more about Malaysia’s customs and society. When you’re in Langkawi, check into a luxury Langkawi beach resort that will enable full enjoyment of this unique location. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is one of the finest options for a 5 star hotel in Langkawi with its gracious accommodation and friendly hospitality. When you’re here, make the most o f the local culture by participating in the various events happening throughout the year, especially during the month of December. The Langkawi Harvest Festival is one such even, where you can take part …

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The vegetarian festival in Thailand held in the month of October is an event of spirituality together with astounding religious acts that are carried out as devotions to the gods for obtaining blessings. The festival which has its origin from the Chinese immigrants who visited Thailand some time back, has today developed into a fully fledged ceremony with street shows of people in trances as well as religious rituals performed in the temples, in exclusive culinary preparations and people observing certain precepts in view of the event. Spanning over a nine day period in the ninth month of the Chinese calendar, the festival is the result of the belief that the Chinese immigrants who fell ill with Malaria, recovered due to a religious ritual they …

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Eastern Asia is one part of the world etched with rich culture and tradition. From festivities to rituals to food, each occasion, activity and cuisine is both colorful, interesting and has a symbolic history behind. Visitors to countries like Thailand never fail to be awed by the meticulous detail and fascinating stories that govern each event in the country. It is no different for the famous Hungry Ghost Festival whose name in itself is quite the crowd puller. The ‘Hungry Ghost’ festival is one interesting event that makes its way into the calendars of the Thai’s Singaporeans and the Chinese. The Chinese pay great importance to the satisfaction of their dead ancestors. They believe that their good fortune in this life rests on this deed. …

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A fascinating aspect of Thai culture is the nine-day purge known as the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Held each year in the month of October, the festival includes an unusual parade that may take you aback the first time that you witness the strange sights. People pierce their tongue, cheeks and other parts of the body with sharp metal objects. Some even go to the extent of carrying large metal tools through their piercings. For instance, some carry bicycles, large swords and rifles which are pierced through the cheek and the tongue and balanced by both hands. The ritual is intense and is somewhat gruesome to watch, and it is not the type of thing that most tourists are accustomed to. However, the strength and the …

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A fascinating aspect of Thai culture is the nine-day purge known as the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Held each year in the month of October, the festival includes an unusual parade that may take you aback the first time that you witness the strange sights. People pierce their tongue, cheeks and other parts of the body with sharp metal objects. Some even go to the extent of carrying large metal tools through their piercings. For instance, some carry bicycles, large swords and rifles which are pierced through the cheek and the tongue and balanced by both hands. The ritual is intense and is somewhat gruesome to watch, and it is not the type of thing that most tourists are accustomed to. However, the strength and the …

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Hong Kong, one of the Special Administrative Region’s of the Republic of China, is one the most developed region’s in Southeast Asia. Known for its magnificent skyline and vibrant society, it is also one of the world’s most important financial centres. Hong Kong’s rich heritage, historical and cultural landmarks, recreational attractions and events, and unique lifestyle have also made it popular amongst tourists. An annual event which has gained international repute in just a short span of years is the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival. Celebrating some of the finest wines in the world, accompanied by exquisite dishes, this enthralling event is both grand and lively. Attracting wine and food lovers from all over the globe this festival was even recently added into the …

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Tourist destinations such as Hong Kong offer best of the best and being based at Hong Kong serviced apartments make it possible to enjoy your stay in the city to the fullest. Citadines Ashley Hongkong is a desirable option of serviced accommodation Hong Kong has to offer. If you are lucky, you will be visiting the city during the time of Hong Kong wine and dine festival. Bringing an excellent blend of culinary delights and fine wines amidst the enchanting backdrop of the harbor, the event also features fantastic live entertainment. This gourmet extravaganza brings the chance for you to taste some great wines from all around the world. Also be sure to sample some of the heavenly desserts featured at the event.

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