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The Holidays are Here! Christmas 2012 in Southeast Asia

The light-up decorations for the Christmas 2012 Festival Celebration along Orchard Road

The Christmas holiday celebrations in Southeast Asian countries may be a little different from the festivities that are observed in other parts of the world. The way this festive occasion is observed will depend on the religion/s of a given country – you can expect to see more Christmas celebrations …

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Constitution Day 2012 Thailand


Constitution Day is celebrated every year on the 10th of December in Thailand, and commemorates the advent of the country’s Constitutional Monarchy. This public holiday dates back to 1932 – a time when Thailand (then called Siam) experienced great upheaval that ultimately resulted to the end of the absolute power …

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Bonifacio Day 2012: Remembering the Father of Philippine Revolution on the Occasion of His 149th Birth Anniversary

Bonifacio Day

Every year on November 30th, Filipinos celebrate the birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, the plebeian revolutionary who led the Philippines’ war for independence against Spanish colonial rule. For reasons deeply rooted in history, Andrés Bonifacio’s heroic contribution to the revolution is celebrated on his birthday rather than on the day of …

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Hari Raya Haji 2012

Family In the mosque

As mentioned in Top 5 Festivals of Singapore, there’s a festival known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, but what’s coming up is a similar Muslim festival called Hari Raya Haji or Eid al-Adha. This festival of sacrifice lands on the 10th, 11th, and 12th day the Dhul Hijja month, which ends …

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Hungry Ghost Festival 2012

Hungry Ghost Festival

If you haven’t already heard, the seventh lunar month of the Chinese calendar begins this month, marking the period of the Holy Ghost. A suspicious time of year, this festival is celebrated by Taoists, Buddhists, and Chinese folk religion believers who believe the gates of hell open during this month …

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