Forget Eggs. Try Asia's Wild Eastertime Fetes

Artwork for TIME by Mariko Jesse.

If you don't have Easter off this year, consider yourself overworked. With Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh holidays all falling on the same April 13-16 weekend, most of the world is taking a break. Wild festivals abound. It's an ideal time for a few days away. Here's our pick of Easter escapes in Asia.

THAILAND, BURMA, CAMBODIA, LAOS AND CHINA On April 14 the sun passes from Pisces into Aries, beginning the Buddhist New Year. In ages past this was a time for spiritual cleansing, bathing elders and washing Buddha statues. But the oppressive heat of the dry season has prompted a...

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