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With the Lunar New Year of Rooster approaching, many shopping malls in Brunei are witnessing increasingly strong festival atmosphere. Dazzling array of Chinese New Year decorations are warmly welcomed by not only Bruneian Chinese but also the local Malay people.
Thai expatriates release a Krathong to a river in Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei, Nov. 14, 2016. Thailand's traditional Loy Krathong festival was observed on Monday with over 100 Thai expatriates living in Brunei released Krathongs for peace and luck.
Afghan children attend a class at a local school in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2016. Some 1.3 million school-aged children are deprived from education as a result of conflicts and poverty in the country.
People visit tombs of their relatives in Makati City, the Philippines, Nov. 1, 2016. Local people have the tradition to pay tribute to the dead by visiting tombs of their deceased relatives during All Saints' Day in the Philippines.
Jockeys spur buffalos during the Makepung buffalo races at Jembrana in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 23, 2016. Makepung is a tradition for farmers to celebrate a bumper harvest in Bali.
The holy relic brought from Sri Lanka in 1996 is kept for general public worship once a year on the full moon day.People offer prayers and take a glimpse of the preserved holy Buddha relic showcased on the full moon day at the Aksheswor Buddhist Monastery in Lalitpur, Nepal, Oct. 16, 2016.
People light candles during the Thadingyut Festival, at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 16, 2016. Thadingyut Festival, the Lighting Festival of Myanmar, is held on the full moon day of the Burmese lunar month of Thadingyut.
The Thadingyut Festival, the Lighting Festival of Myanmar, is held on the full moon day of the Burmese Lunar month of Thadingyut,on Oct. 13, 2016.
Afghan mourners flagellate themselves during a procession to mark Ashura at a mosque in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2016. Ashura, the 10th Day of the Islamic month of Muharram, marks the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in the battle of Kerbala in Iraq in the year 680.
Hindus in Nepal celebrate victory over evil during Dashain Festival by worshipping the Goddess Durga as well as other gods and goddesses.