As December 31st approaches, have you thought of Asia for your end of year celebrations? Hit up the hottest nightlife spots in Seminyak and Kuta , where all the party people go during all times of the year. And end your night with the salsa party while awaiting the countdown. Four Seasons Resort Bali will also celebrating with a festive party, which will be held atop the Rooftop Lotus Pond, a prime spot for admiring the fireworks. Photo by Mixx Discotheque Pattaya.
Chinese New Year
Celebrating the New Year in Asia | Asia Society
Every year, thousands upon thousands of candle-lit lanterns are released around Chiang Mai in order to bring about good luck for the new year. For a fantastic fireworks show, make sure you head down towards Marina Bay. Here you can catch sight of the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, Supertree Grove and Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel lit up by the dazzling display, all for free. Ku De Ta is the place to be; the roads close as a giant beach and street party forms, and party-goers dance into the night and long into the morning. Chill Skybar has great views of the city and of any fireworks, as well as tasty drinks and talented DJs to keep you going long into the night. The famous Pub Street sees all the surrounding bars and alleyways merge into one big open-air nightclub, full of happy revellers dancing the night away and awaiting the countdown.
Chinese New Year Celebrations (2019): Day-by-Day Guide
Once their homes have been cleaned they are decorated using red paint, paper cut-outs and lanterns. New clothes and shoes are purchased and anyone needing a hair-cut makes sure to get it done before New Year. In the north dumplings are made and eaten symbolizing wealth while in the south people prepare a glutinous cake, cut it into slices and distribute it to family and friends during the first few days of the New Year. After the meal many families go to their local temple to pray throughout the night, though many families these days are also opting to stay at home and have big parties with fireworks and a New Year countdown; similar to what happens in the West. Various colourful celebrations and rituals continue over the next fifteen days.
The Japanese scatter dried beans to drive evil from the house. The Chinese eat long-life foods. The Balinese observe a day of silence. Thais splash water on one another. People in many parts of Asia, as well as elsewhere in the world, love to celebrate a holiday marking the start of a new year — a festival of putting aside the problems and disappointments of the past, of finding new hope, of beginning anew.