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Asian Culture Facts and History

Asian Culture Facts and History - Interesting Information About Asia

Posted By John

Asia is the world’s most populated continent with the greatest diversity of culture. Asian culture is colorful and immensely interesting. It is a result of the continent’s long history. Different ancient civilizations have passed down their traditions and practices to their descendants.

The following discussion consists of many interesting Asian culture facts as well as Asian culture history.


Different interesting festivals are celebrated around the continent all of which are full of colors and amusing celebrations. Some of the most popular festivals celebrated in Asia are discussed below.


Eid is a religious festival celebrated by the Muslims of Asia twice a year. It originated from Saudi Arab from where Islam began spreading around fourteen hundred years back. One of the two Eid festivals, known as Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan when Muslims observe obligatory fasts. On the other hand, the second festival is observed two months and ten days later after the obligatory pilgrimage is performed in Mecca. It is known as Eid-ul-Adha and is celebrated by the sacrifice of an animal, such as a cow, goat or camel. Both of the Eid festivals are a time of family celebration.

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival. The Chinese people celebrate it with great excitement. Families gather at their ancestral homes to share the happiness and joy with their relatives. The celebrations of the New Year last for two weeks.