Nepal (Khatmandu Valley) Basant Pancha festival, 1 day
Vietnam (Nationwide) Tet (New Year) Jan/Feb 1 month.
(Huong Tich Mountain range), Huong Tich/Lac Long Quan Festival (Buddhist pilgrimage),
Feb/Mar/early-April. Vietnam Pictures.
Canada, Ottawa (Ontario) Winterlude Festival, weekends only, parades, dances, snow races, ice sculptures, sleigh rides and more, but especially skating. If skating is your thing, then this is your festival. 1-17 Feb.
Canada, Quebec City, Carnaval de Québec, 10 days of parades, themed parties, ice sculptures and winter sports, in a pretty Francophile city. Late Jan- mid Feb. Canada Pictures.
Japan (Sapporo) Snow Festival, February. A mass of ice sculptures in this drab but comfortable town, though we were disappointed by the cramped surroundings, traffic issues and modest displays in Odori Park. Check out Snow Festival Pictures 2017