Travel Asia: Festivities and Fun
Are you planning to travel to Asia within next year, and are looking for some fun festivities to attend? Well, look no further – we’ve researched some of more incredible Asian festivals for you to check out during your travels.
Travel Asia: Pulilan Carabao Festival
You’ll probably never see a water buffalo adorned quite like this! If you travel to Pulilan in second week of May, you’ll witness homage to patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador. Families take their prized water buffalos, scrape away dirt, shave them, anoint them in oils, and then parade them around city square dressed as kings. The priests of Asian city then kneel and ask buffalos to bless them, promising health and good wishes for upcoming year to all, including visiting travelers.
Travel Asia: Parade of God of Medicine
On 15th day of third lunar month, city of Taiwan is taken over by this world-renowned Asian festivity – a must for travelers in area because of its spectacular parade. At nucleus of 160 temple celebration are Pao Sheng in Taipei and Temple of Ching Tzu in Hseuhchia. Spearheaded by a group called Centipedes, worshippers attending city-wide parade throw themselves on ground to be stepped upon, as a symbolic exorcising of their demons.
Travel Asia: Yasothon Rocket Festival
In middle of May, things get very noisy for Asian travelers to Phaya Thaen Park in Thailand. Historically, festival started as an offering to gods of sky, exploding beautiful rockets to encourage rainfall for rice crop growth. Nowadays, event has become something more of a sport, with competitions to see whose rocket can fly farthest, and whose explodes most.