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SAKINA ZAHID HUSSAIN
TO SIR TAUQEER
Festival is a celebration
that last over a period of
time, a day or may be
longer. Festivals of
different countries reflect
their culture and
traditions. These rituals
are fun and bring family
and friends together.
There are total 48
countries in Asia. All
these have mix traditions
and cultural festivals
which states that Asia
has people belonging to
Mud festival is an annual
festival which takes place
during summer in Korea. Mud
is taken from different places
and trucked to the beach area.
This mud is rich in minerals
and used in cosmetics. This
festival includes mud pools,
mud slides and many different
type of mud activities which are
of great fun. Colored mud is
also present for body painting.
There is a lot of music, dance
and fun. The festival is closed
with a large firework display.
Holi is celebrated all over the world
but as it is a Hindu festival so its
celebrations are huge in India. Holi
celebration starts with a Holika
bonfire a night before holi where
people gather, sing and dance. The
next morning is a free-for-all
carnival of colors where everyone
plays, chases and colors each other
with dry powder and colored water
with water guns and color filled
balloons for water fight. It is a
game for everyone including old,
young and children. People carry
drums and other musical
instruments, go from place to place,
sing and dance.
This festival is celebrated in
Singapore on 1st night of the
seventh month of lunar calander
and this day is called “the ghost
day”. People believe that the
ghosts and spirits come out from
the underworld. The people pay
homage to their deceased
ancestors on this day. They believe
that the gates of heaven and hell
are open on this day so they
perform such wills and rituals to
transmute the sufferings of their
Songkran is traditionally been
celebrated as the new year for
many centuries in Thailand.
People throw waters on each
other. They roam the streets with
containers of water and water
guns, in addition many of them
have small bowls of colored talc
mixed with water and menthol
which is then smeared on each
other. Special arrangements are
made for this festival. People
celebrate it in gardens, lawns
and even on streets with loud
music and fun.
Eid ul fitr is celebrated world wide but
in Pakistan its celebrations r huge as
compared to other countries of the
world.It is also called “sugar feast
festival”. It marks the end of
Ramadan. On the first day of eid is
particular namaz and after that for 2
or 3 days common greetings with
friends and family continues. People
visit each other’s houses with
traditional sweet dishes, wearing new
clothes and elders give some amount
of money to young ones called “eidi”.
Just like eid ul fitr, eid ul
azha is best celebrated in
Pakistan . This eid marks
the end of annual Hajj. It is
a major festival, also known
as “the greater eid” . It is
celebrated for 3 days. Men,
women and children dress in
fine clothes to perform eid
prayers. After prayers, men
sacrifice domestic animals
usually cow, goat, sheep etc.
delicious food like bar-b-q is
made out of this slaughtered
It is a famous festival celebrated
in Colombo, Srilanka.
Elephants, dancers and
musicians parade on the streets.
Hundreds of visitors flock to
this event every year to look at
the amazing site of herds of
decorated elephants walking
down the streets with loud
music and dance.
festival is full of colors, fun and
excitement and speaks a lot
about the tradition of music.
The underwater festival of
Maldives highlight intense
session of underwater
photography. People dress up and
dive underwater to take pictures.
This festival is held by award
Professional photographers from
whole world visit Maldives to
attend this festival. It also
includes course of free diving,
snorkeling, night diving and
different water activities. It is
great to be underwater in the
middle of sea creatures and
colorful life beneath water.
There are many more festivals of Asia out of which we discussed
few which are quite famous of the reknowned countries of Asia.
Each festival has some historical or religious background which
reflects the culture and beliefs of people living there. Hence, these
mixed religions, beliefs and ideas make Asia the most colorful
continent of the world.