Singapore Chinese New Year is the most important date of the traditional Singapore Chinese holidays. It is sometimes also called the Lunar New Year in Singapore. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year’s Eve is known as Chúx?. It literally means "Year-pass Eve".
In Singapore, it is a public holiday, and held with varying degrees of celebration by Chinese ethnic. Celebrations are also marked by visits to kin, relatives and friends, a practice known as "new-year visits".