Thaipusam Hindu Festival, in and around Batu Caves, Malaysia.
January or February depending on the year.
What are Exotic World Festivals?
These are bizarre, colourful, lively heritage events taking place in superb, exotic foreign locations that may include a variety of possible activities but mostly focus on local people in local dress doing traditionally loco things. We do not include Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand in these listings. For those check English Speaking or European Festivals.
Exotic World Festivals are often crowded, noisy and require considerable walking.
Festivals in Asian and Islamic countries are often based on either moon cycles or a different calendar so dates can change dramatically year by year.
Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, starts 6/7 June 2016 depending on location and runs through July. There’s often a lively feast day, Eid al-Fitr, at the end of Ramadan on 7 July, though the celebration/holiday begins at sunset of the previous day.