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Asia Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

We currently have public holidays for 2016 and 2017 listed. Scroll down to to choose your country.

With a population of over 4.4 billion people, Asia is the most populous region of the world. This massive landmass and oceanic region has 48 countries from a wide spectrum of climates and geographical features. With so many countries, Asia is one of the most diverse areas of the world. The Asian continent offers major world religions, seldom encountered indigenous cultures, and a wide range of festivals.

In China, you can experience the heart of the East. Also known as the Middle Kingdom, China is a place with a unique history of innovative technologies, bureaucratic politics, and collectivist cultures. Confucianism and Buddhism are ancient belief systems that continue to influence modern social systems in China.

India is another influential nation for cultural practices in Asia. During your travels in this ancient area, you may learn about diverse religions and philosophical beliefs, including Hunduism Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam. The culture of India may appear homogeneous to outsiders, but it has numerous regions that vary widely in traditional practices and beliefs. Travelers who visit India for Holi celebrations are often amazed by how the festivals vary across the country.

In Indonesia, Islam is the most prevalent religion. With the largest population of Muslims on the globe, Indonesia is one of the best area’s of Asia to witness lively Ramadan festivals. Indonesia also has numerous large Christian and indigenous communities.

Asia also has a variety of historical and political holidays. In Mongolia, Genghis Khan’s Birthday is a major holiday that attracts large crowds of prideful Mongolians and history buffs. Shinto festivals are common in Japan. International Women’s Day is celebrated in some Asian countries to honour the progressive accomplishments of females throughout history.

Simply choose your home country or the country your travelling to from the list of Asian countries below. If you have any questions along the way, you can always get a quick answer by asking our team on Facebook.

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East AsiaSouth AsiaCentral Asia
Hong KongBangladeshChina
JapanBhutanKazakhstan
MacaoEast TimorKyrgyzstan
North KoreaIndiaMongolia
South KoreaMaldivesTajikistan
TaiwanNepalTurkmenistan
Sri LankaUzbekistan
Southeast AsiaOceania 
BruneiAmerican SamoaNew Zealand
CambodiaAustraliaNiue
IndonesiaChristmas IslandNorfolk Island
LaosCocos (Keeling) IslandsNorthern Mariana
Islands
Malaysia
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Cook IslandsPalau
MyanmarFijiPapua New Guinea
PhilippinesFrench PolynesiaPitcairn Islands
SingaporeGuamSamoa
ThailandKiribatiSolomon Islands
VietnamMarshall IslandsTokelau
MicronesiaTonga
NauruTuvalu
New CaledoniaVanuatu
Wallis and Futuna