Asia is among the most vibrant and colourful continents in the world with several exciting events happening all around the year which includes traditional, cultural events and even religious as well.
For having an immersive experience of travelling, it is a great idea to travel now so that you can participate in numerous events and activities that are going on in Asia now. From cultural events to political events, there is no dearth whatsoever.
As Asia is among the top tourist destination continent in the world, lots of people from Asia itself and from outside the continent travel here. If you are planning to travel in the coming days, it is always advisable to book your flight ticket well before the departure date so that you can get your flight ticket at a reasonable rate and your budget also does not exceed your limit.
In this following article, you will come to know about some of the important events that you do not want to miss out on.
Some Important Events In The Year 2023
- Winter Olympics – Beijing
Only a couple of weeks left only for the start of the winter Olympics in Beijing. Beijing is the first city to hold both the summer and winter Games.
The opening ceremony will be held on February 4th and it will happen till February 20th with more than 100 events to happen. After this, Beijing will also host the Paralympic Games as well from March 4th to 13th.
As the Olympics will happen in the middle of the pandemic situation, the committee has taken some serious steps so that no outbreak of the pandemic can happen inside the game arena and hotels where players and support staff will stay. All the players, coaches and staff have to be fully vaccinated along with which they also have to stay quarantined for 21 days from their date of arrival in Beijing. The players have to get regular tests and also get checked. They are not allowed to meet with the general public whatsoever.
In this year’s winter Olympics, due to the pandemic situation, crowds inside the stadium are not allowed. This strict action was taken after the first case of Omicron was detected on the 15th of January in Beijing. The event will be held in over 13 venues all over Beijing.
- South Korean President Election
The 2023 South Korean president election, is also the 20th presidential election of South Korea, is another big event of this year. The election will be held on 9th March 2023 and it is also the 8th presidential election after the democratisation. According to the South Korean constitution, the president cannot be in power for over 5 years which means that their current president Moon Jae-in cannot be in power.
This year four people are standing in the election to become the next president of South Korea
- Lee-Jae-Myung from the Democratic Party
- Yoon-Seok–youl from the People Power Party
- Sim Sang-Jung from the Justice Party
- Ahn Cheol-soo from the People’s Party
- Asian Games – China
The 2023 Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou in China. The event will start from September 10th to 25th 2023.
Hangzhou is the third place in China to hold this event after Beijing in the year 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.
In this event you can experience a total of 46 games among 33 games that were included in the 2023 Tokyo Olympic, 6 games from the 2024 Paris Olympic, the Local Organising Committee also introduced 2 games and 5 games are from the different five regions of Asia.
Due to the Asian Games of 2023 happening in Hangzhou city, the city also completed 10 metro lines and two inter-city railways in 2023. The city is also transforming rapidly so that it can host the event in a successful manner.
The city is the capital of Zhejiang Province and it is also the centre of politics, economics and culture as well.
- The Philippine Presidential Election
Both the 2023 Presidential and Vice Presidential elections of the Philippines will be held on Monday 9th May as a part of a 2023 general election. Since 1935, it has had only the 17th Presidential election and the 16th Vice Presidential election.
The current president Rodrigo Duterte cannot stand in the election because his term is only limited to one year according to the 1987 Philippine Constitution.
It is for the first time that all the candidates who are standing for the presidential election were born after World War 2 had ended.
The candidates who are standing for the 2023 presidential election are
- Leody de Guzman
- Isko Moreno
- Ping Lacson
- Bongbong Marcos
- Manny Pacquiao
- Leni Roberdo
If you are planning to visit the Philippines during this time to experience the pulse of the election in their country, it is better to book your flight tickets right now to save up some money that you can spend there and also it will be difficult also to get tickets during that time. For example, if you are travelling from Dubai, there are plenty of flights from Dubai to Manila, the current capital city of the Philippines. Book one now for a hassle-free trip.
- Hong Kong Chief Executive Election
The Hong Kong Chief Executive Election of 2023 will be held on 27th March for the 6th time. It is the highest post in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Carrie Lam who was elected in the year 2017 is the current Chief Executive and he can stand in the election as well for the second term. The candidate who will be elected will be inaugurated on 1st July of 2023.
So these are some of the most important upcoming events in Asia in the year 2023. All these events are quite interesting in their own way, some are sports-related but some are political. But you will not be disappointed after experiencing these events.
Article by Born Realist