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Singapore Festival - Events
Singapore Festivals and Events Guide - TravelPuppy.com
The following is a selection of festival - events occurring in Singapore in 2005-2006:
Ponggol Hindu Harvest Festival, mid-Jan, location
Lunar New Year
Light-Up
colourful display in Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year, mid-Jan/early Feb, Chinatown and various locations
Chinese New
Year
biggest cultural event of the year, late Jan/early Feb,
Chinatown and various locations
Hari Raya Haji, celebrating the return of pilgrims from Mecca, late
Feb (15 days earlier each year), various locations
Singapore River
Raft Race
a race with rafts made from recycled rubbish, Feb,
Singapore River
Singapore
International
Festival
Singapore International Festival for Children, two-
week festival of kids’ entertainment, Mar, various
locations
Birthday of Lao
Zi
one-week Taoist festival to worship founder, Mar,
throughout the city
Take Art! local and international events comprising of many
other festivalsMar–Apr, various locations
Singapore
International
Comedy
Singapore International Comedy Festival, two-week comedy festival, mid–late Mar, venues throughout the city
Singapore
Fashion
Festival
Singapore Fashion Festival, two-week fashion festival, late Mar–early Apr, various venues throughout the city, especially shopping malls
Singapore
Food Festival
four-week festival , late Mar–Apr, various locations
International
Latin Festival
two-day Latin festival with music and stalls, early
Apr, Fort Canning
Qing Ming
Festival
Chinese community gives thanks to the ancestors
with prayers and gifts, early Apr, various locations
Singapore
International
Film
Singapore International Film Festival, two-week film
festival , mid-Apr
Singapore
Rugby Sevens
late Apr, National Stadium
Labour Day public holiday, 1 May
Vesak Day monks commemorate the Lord Buddha’s entry into
Nirvana by chanting holy sutras and freeing captive
birds, mid-May, all Buddhist temples
Singapore
Airlines
International Cup
world’s richest horse race , mid-May, Turf Club
Singapore
Arts Festival
three-week eclectic festival of dance, music and
drama from around the globe , late May–mid-Jun,
various locations
Great
Singapore
Sale
annual two-week shopping bonanza with prices
slashed, late May–Jun, Orchard Road and various
locations
Singapore
Dragon Boat
Festival,
fishermen go in search of the Chinese poet and
patriot, Qu Yuan, mid-Jun, starts Marina romenade
Yonex-Sunrise
Singapore Open
week-long international badminton tournament ,
mid-Jun, Singapore Indoor Stadium
International
Piano Festival
mid-Jul, Victoria Concert Hall
Festival of the
Hungry Ghost
month-long Taoist festival, with street banquets and
operas to entertain and appease homeless spirits, late Jul/early Aug–early Sep, various locations
National Day
Celebrations
annual parade celebrating the nation’s birthday,
9 Aug, National Stadium and various locations
Lantern Festival late Aug–late Sep, Chinese Garden
For Art’s Sake international performers, Sep–mid-Nov, various venues
Mid-Autumn
Festival
week-long festival featuring feasting on mooncakes
to celebrate the year’s fullest moon, Sep, hinatown
and various locations
Birthday of the
Monkey God
dramatic and loud procession honouring the hirsute
deity, late Sep, Temple of the Monkey God, Seng Poh Road
Nine Emperor
Gods Festival
images of the nine gods paraded in sedan chairs,
mid-Oct, Nine Emperor Gods Temple
Pilgrimage to
Kusu Island
annual Taoist pilgrimage to Pekong Temple on Kusu
Island, late Sep–early Nov
Deepavali
Light-Up
annual celebration features a three-week festival
village in Campbell Lane, early Oct/Nov, Little India
Hari Raya
Light-Up
lights go on as Muslim families celebrate the end of
Ramadan, late Oct–mid-Dec (15 days earlier every
year), Geylang Serai
Hari Raya Puasa end of Ramadan, Oct
Christmas
Light-Up
festive lights for Christmas throughout the city, mid-Nov–Dec
New Year’s Eve countdown party, 1 Jan, Suntec City