Asian Festivals: Rituals, Ceremonies and Celebrations

Celebrations play a central role in people's lives in Asia. Much more than in Europe, the calendar is divided into festivities marking the cycle of seasons from summer to winter, the rainy months following the dry period, or celebrating the crops and harvest. Especially the New Year is celebrated with spectacular rituals and colorful displays. This documentary series presents the best and most beautiful celebrations in Asia, inviting us on a thrilling voyage of discovery.

1.    Esala Perahera on Sri Lanka
2.    Naadam in Mongolia
3.    Songkran in Thailand
4.    The A-Ma Festival in China
5.    Bisket Jatra in Nepal
6.    Galungan Kuningan on Bali