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These 4 Asian festivals are still celebrated today


1 God of Medicine
You’ll seemingly never see a water buffalo beautified like this! If you progress to Pulilan in the second week of May, you’ll see the devotion to the patron angel of farmers, San Isidro Labrador. Families bring their prized water buffalos, rub away the dirt, shave them, anoint them in oils, & then display them around the town square dressed as kings. The clergymen of the Asian city then kneel & ask the buffalos to bless them, ensuring health & lovely choices for the forthcoming year to all, including visiting tourists.

On the 15th day of the three lunar periods, the town of Taiwan is taken over by this world-renowned Asian entertainment? A must for passengers in the city because of its magnificent parade. At the nucleus of the 160 temple festival is Pao Sheng in Taipei & the Temple of Ching Tzu in Hseuhchia. Spearheaded by a society named the Centipedes, worshippers visiting the city-wide ceremony throw themselves on the area to be stepped upon, as a representative exorcising of their beasts.

2 Asakusa Samba
Amid May, something gets loud for Asian tourists to the Phaya Thaen Park in Thailand. Historically, the celebration began as a gift to the gods of the sky, shattering beautiful rocket to further rainfall for rice crop growth. Nowadays, the competition has become something more extra of a game, with matches to see whose rocket can fly the most distant, & whose explodes the most.

Toyko’s story of the Rio Carnaval happens each August, in the Asakusa area. Travelers to Asia & locals alike are surprised by the bright sequined dresses & feathers of the dancing Samba ladies, along with their entire troops moving under the road beside them.

3 Hungry Ghosts
Hong Kong entertains this unusual yearly competition, taken on the 14th day of the seventh moon (sometime in August, during a full moon). Legend tells that the doors of Hades were opened on this day, & the dead who can’t rest were left to run the roads mischievously. The Yue Lan Ceremony, as it is known in Chinese, has locals of the town setting up odd paper statues all over the streets, which are then ceremoniously fired on the last day.

4 The Monkey God Festival
The Monkey God first appeared in Chinese history during the Ming Dynasty in the book “Pilgrims to the West.” Since then, this deity has been dedicated during September at Kowloon’s Sau Mau Ping Temple, by recreating a bizarre tried doing by other the other gods? Which covers such things as a ladder of knives, & charcoal set on burst. Travelers to this strange Asian celebration need not be involved, though? The Monkey God was, & so do the members in this festival.


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