Category Archives: Singapore Festivals

Singapore Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year Celebration at Singapore Vivo City

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".

Singapore Festivals and Fairs Calendar

Singapore Festivals & Fairs

January

Thai Poosam, Thai Pusam

Normally Thaipusam falls in the Tamil month of Thai. It is celebrated with a procession from Serangoon Road.to Tank Road.  On this special day, Hindu devotees seek forgiveness, fulfill vow or offer thanks to the deity Lord Murugan, a representative of virtue, youth and power to Hindus. The procession starts at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road and ends in the Sri Thandayuthapani Temple in Tank Road. Some make their journey carrying a simple kavadi of a garlanded arch across their shoulders, while others bore an elaborate tower of peacock feathers, with spikes skewered on their bodies.