European photographer Anete Lusina offers exclusive access in to her colourful and culturally diverse world of weddings. This month's instalment comes from an Asian wedding in Leeds. After having covered European weddings, it came as a colourful, vibrant and unforgettable surprise to have the opportunity of shooting an Asian wedding for the first time. As a wedding photographer, you should be prepared to improvise and exercise your artistic abilities regardless of the type of the wedding, but even then life sometimes gives you new experiences that you do not know how to prepare for. The wedding between Zara and Hasnain was held over three days, unlike the more traditional European-style weddings I am used to shooting. The first day saw us celebrating the upcoming union of the beautiful couple, with both families coming together for a party at White Rose in Leeds.
The Biggest Events and Festivals in Asia
32 Unmissable Cultural Holidays & Festivals in Asia
These big Asian festivals may vary from place to place, but all share something in common: they're often big, chaotic, and extremely memorable! With so many different cultures, religions, and reasons to celebrate spread across Asia , you'll probably be close to an interesting festival no matter where you travel. That's a mixed blessing. Arriving in time to enjoy the festivities will make a great memory. But arriving in the middle of a massive festival when hotels are full and transportation is shut down will be something you'd rather forget. Note: Many Asian festivals are based on lunisolar calendars, so the dates change from year to year. Thailand knows how to celebrate.
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To find even more things to do in Portland, visit our full calendar, which you can search by date and event type. Chinese New Year is the most important festival of the year in Chinese Culture, and there are plenty of activities in Portland organized by local organizations to celebrate. Each year, the fair is held at the Oregon Convention Center on the weekend closest to the first day of Chinese New Year. This event features an entire day of cultural performances, including the lion dance and the highly skilled wushu demonstration.
It marks the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar. Unlike the New Year observed by those that follow the Gregorian calendar, which is based on a solar calendar, the Chinese New Year is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. Typically, the Chinese New Year is a day celebration, beginning on the first day of the Chinese traditional calendar and leading up to the first full moon of the year. This year, the Chinese New Year begins on 12th Feb.