New Year


Seollal Lunar New Year

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.

Fireworks during Tet

Tet Vietnamese New Year

Tet is the common name for the Vietnamese New Year (Vietnamese: Tết Nguyên Đán). It is by far the country’s most important holiday, and is a bit like combining Christmas, New Year’s, and your birthday into one celebration. Like Chinese New Year, Tet takes place on the first day of the first month of the […]

Lantern Festival

China’s Lantern Festival

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.



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.