Are you planning to travel to Asia in November and wonder what special cultural events will take place in these countries? November usually marks the transition of the monsoon season, which brings drier weather to much of Southeast Asia. While popular destinations like Thailand, Laos and Vietnam are just starting to enter their busy dry and cool season, China, Japan and the rest of East Asia are already starting to deal with the cold weather. Today we will learn about Asian holidays in November to get more information for your upcoming journey.
Some famous Asian holidays in November
That Luang Festival- Vientiane ( Laos)
Shwezigon Pagoda Festival- Bagan (Myanmar)
November will take place at the Shwezigon Pagoda Festival, held for 23 days throughout the month in Bagan, Myanmar. Located on the top of Singuttara hill, Yangon city is both majestic and majestic, and Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the masterpieces of the art of mankind. Shwedagon Pagoda is surrounded by 60 tons of gold and thousands of diamonds and rubies.
This ancient temple not only impresses the world with its magnificence and magnificence, but also preserves much of Myanmar’s heritage such as architecture, sculpture, and art with many unique statues, reflecting the colonial era. The architecture lasted for 2,500 years. On opening morning, thousands of people in traditional costumes will walk barefoot around the stupas in the temple complex. According to custom, during the 15 days of the festival, a group of 12 monks will take turns chanting non-stop until March 7, at the end of the festival.
Loy Krathong Festival of Lights- Bangkok (Thailand)
The festivals this month make a trip to Bangkok and the surrounding areas an unforgettable experience. The Loy Krathong Light Festival takes place on the night of the full moon in November to celebrate the beginning of the dry season. Lighted lanterns float in the sky, while candles on lotus-shaped boats called Krathongs float along the rivers; The festival is a spectacular sight all over Bangkok.
The holiday season is a favorite for locals and tourists alike, so accommodation and transportation will be crowded.A few hours north of the capital, the Monkey Buffet Festival takes place in Lopburi at the end of the month. Over 4,000 kilograms of fruit and pastries are spread throughout the ancient city’s temples for the 3,000 monkeys to reside, along with music and dancing to join in.
Diwali Festival- India
Referring to the Asian holidays in November, Diwali Festival cannot be ignored. Diwali, also known as Deepavali or Festival of Lights, is a 5-day festival of Hindus, in India. The date varies every year, but Diwali is usually celebrated from October to December. Diwali is celebrated by people in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal and other places with a large Hindu population.
There is also the Pushkar camel fair which also takes place around this time. Whether you like camels or not, Pushkar Camel Fair attracts lots of people and animals. It’s the busiest yet most enjoyable time to travel in Rajasthan, India’s desert state. You’ll use up your camera at this colorful five-day event.
Culture Day- Japan
Japanese Culture Day is held on November 3 every year to encourage the flourishing and development of traditional culture and the love of freedom and peace in Japan. On this occasion, the Award Ceremony of the Order of Culture was held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The Order is personally awarded by the Emperor of Japan to individuals who have made outstanding achievements in the development of science, technology, culture and the arts.
During this time, most art, history, and science museums will also open their doors to visitors free of charge, creating opportunities for residents and visitors to experience the uniqueness and diversity of Japanese culture.
Labor Thanksgiving Day- Japan
One of the Asian holidays in November is Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan. As in other agrarian Asian countries, harvest rituals and thanksgiving are important events in Japan. On this holiday, the whole people can rest in the spirit of upholding the value of productive labor and sharing gratitude for the value of labor for each other.
The Kansha word for thanksgiving makes this holiday seem at first glance like Thanksgiving (November 22) so popular in the US and Canada. However, it is clear that the meaning of this holiday comes entirely from an agricultural ritual with a history of up to thousands of years in the traditional culture of the Japanese nation.
Above are some famous Asian holidays in November. If you are planning to go to Asia to travel this season, do not forget to pocket the useful information in this article so as not to miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique cultural and festive space in the countries! Wishing you happy and safe travels!