01 Aug 2015

Pohang, a modest industrial town on South Korea’s eastern coast, is famous for amazing New Year’s Day sunrises and one explosive fireworks festival — South Korea

17 Aug 2015

Each year, on August 17th, the whole nation comes together in a riot of red and white for Independence Day. — Indonesia

17 Aug 2015

Held on the third week of August every year, the Kadayawan Festival coincides with the harvest season of local produce and the blooming of many of the region’s exotic flowers. — Philippines

21 Aug 2015

The Jalan Jaksa Festival brings out the best (and sometimes worst) of local “Betawi” food, dance, art and a little good old fashioned carousing into the night. — Indonesia

29 Aug 2015

Fireflies are the main attraction at South Korea’s annual Muju Firefly Festival. However, Muju’s beautiful mountains and pristine valleys give the glowing insects some stiff competition.  — South Korea

20 Sep 2015

By day Singapore is buzzing with life and soul, but when the F1 circus arrives it’s the night that really heats up. The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix is one of the most challenging on the calendar and is a vibrant and unique event to attend. — Singapore

27 Sep 2015

Come for the K-pop and stay for the kimchi at South Korea’s popular Hallyu Dream Festival - where star sightings and cultural wonders abound. — South Korea

27 Sep 2015

South Korea’s Chuseok harvest festival is a fantastic time to experience the country’s Confucian traditions - and get in on some great cultural freebies. — South Korea

27 Sep 2015

Despite the departure of Honda in 2008 and Toyota in 2009, the passion and enthusiasm lives on during the Japanese Grand Prix. — Japan

27 Sep 2015

In Vietnam the Mid-Autumn Festival, known as Tet Trung Thu in Vietnamese, is the country’s second most important holiday, after Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. — Vietnam

28 Oct 2015

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival attracts an colorful mix of established and wannabe authors, dreamers and social butterflies. — Indonesia

30 Oct 2015

For ten glorious days, writers and word lovers from across the globe gather at the Singapore Writers Festival to celebrate all things literature. — Singapore

01 Nov 2015

The Asia Song Festival brings the region’s top pop acts to South Korea for one amazing night of music. — South Korea

11 Nov 2015

From oil lamps to fireworks to brilliant neon, the Diwali Festival is one big, loud, beautiful celebration of light. — Various countries

25 Nov 2015

Thailand’s Yi Peng and Loy Krathong fall festivals are the perfect excuse to turn over a new leaf. Light a lantern, indulge in local delicacies and soak in everything these amazing celebrations have to offer! — Thailand

22 Dec 2015

Winter starts off with a bang at China’s Dong Zhi Winter Solstice Festival. This family and food-centric ritual celebration is a great time to see the country’s history and culture in action. — Various countries

27 Dec 2015

India’s Sunburn Music Festival is the perfect excuse to trade snow and ice for hot temperatures and even hotter tunes. This stellar electronic dance music festival showcases the world’s top DJ talent in a city so beautiful it might be hard to leave. — India

23 Jan 2016

There are many colourful Hindu festivals in the calendar celebrated globally but none as quite as vivid and in many ways, as excruciating to watch as Thaipusam. — Various countries

08 Feb 2016

Bust out some red duds, grab a lantern and toast the Chinese New Year in style. — Various countries

08 Feb 2016

Fancy clothes, mountains of food, gifts galore and three straight days of relaxing with the family: Koreans know how to do the New Year right! Check out the annual Seollal celebration and see for yourself. — South Korea

08 Feb 2016
14 Feb 2016

Valentine's Day has spread across the globe and has found a happy home in Asia. Learn how Valentines Day is celebrated in this part of the world. — Various countries

22 Feb 2016

On the last day of Chinese New Year, the entire country lights up for the famed Lantern Festival. Learn all about this this luminous celebration. — Various countries

01 Mar 2016

Each spring Jindo, Korea’s third largest island, is inundated with visitors eager to traverse the ocean floor during the Jindo Miracle Sea Festival. — South Korea

04 Mar 2016

Java Jazz Festival has become a huge happening, attracting A-list superstars and jazz royalty. — Indonesia

09 Mar 2016

If you happen to be in Bali in March, you are in for a real treat. This is the island’s most auspicious date of the year featuring spectacularly chaotic ritual followed by an equally dramatic anti-climax. — Indonesia

14 Mar 2016

Though Valentine’s Day is easily the most popular love-related holiday around the world. Wonderful White Day is a strong contender for the second slot. — Various countries

25 Mar 2016

With its extreme weather conditions and high temperatures, exciting and trilling races are guaranteed during the Malaysian Grand Prix. — Malaysia

29 Mar 2016

Bali Spirit Festival has rapidly become Southeast Asia’s premier celebration of yoga. And more. — Indonesia