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Singapore may be the place for business trips, shopping and modern entertainment, but there are certain ceremonial and traditional festivals, such as the...

Dragon Boat Festival

Singapore Events

Due to its rich multicultural heritage, Singapore events are many and wide ranging. From religious celebrations, to music and film festivals Singapore has it all.

Most events in Singapore focus on family, tradition, myths or religion. At these times, Marina Bay and the ethnic temples and quarters of Chinatown, Little India and Geylang come alive.

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Due to the large number of Chinese people living in Singapore, there are a number of Chinese celebrations held in Singapore. The Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations on the event calendar. Generally celebrated in January or February each year (the date fluctuates), this event marks the transition from summer to winter. If you are in Singapore during the Chinese New Year, make sure to check out some of the events planned during this time as you will learn so much about the rich Chinese culture that continues to influence Singapore today.

The Dragon Boat Festival represents the culture of the people and the Chinese influence over Singapore’s past. As over seventy percent of the population in Singapore is Chinese, it is small wonder then that most Chinese festivals are celebrated with much fervour in this country.

Singapore’s National Day is held each year on the 9th of August in memory of Singapore’s freedom from Malaysia in 1965. During this day, there is a National Parade, a speech from the Prime Minister of Singapore and a huge fireworks display.

The Singapore Night Festival is an annual street festival held over two weekends celebrating the arts and Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. The festival is a massive street party centred around an artistic extravaganza of fun and entertainment. There is heaps to see and do including musical performances, improvisational theatre, film screenings, roving street performers, colourful building-sized light installations, dance, aerial performances, demonstrations of magic and illusion and cultural exhibitions.

With fashion shows, the Singapore Grand Prix and many outdoor festivals, there is always something do see and do in Singapore.


Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
30 May 2017

Singapore may be the place for business trips, shopping and modern entertainment, but there are certain ceremonial and traditional festivals, such as the Dragon Boat Festival, that should not be missed. Dragon Boat...

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Great Singapore Sale

Great Singapore Sale

Multiple Mall Locations, Singapore, Singapore
09 June 2017 to 13 August 2017

Running over nearly two months, the Great Singapore Sale is an event where shopaholics worldwide can buy high quality major brands at discounted prices. This event is special, because there is no other country in the...

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Ultra Singapore

Ultra Park, Singapore, Singapore
10 June 2017 to 11 June 2017

Ultra Singapore is a huge outdoor electronic music festival that is run in over 20 countries around the world. Ultra Singapore consists of a two-day music festival hosted at Ultra Park near Marina Bay Sands and attracts...

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

All Over Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
25 June 2017

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a a festival which celebrates ‘Breaking of the Fast’ and is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims in Singapore. Also known as Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya Puasa, this festival marks...

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Singapore Arts Festival

Singapore International Festival of Arts

Multiple Venues , Singapore, Singapore
28 June 2017 to 09 September 2017

Singapore, famous for its dynamic and vibrant culture, again showcases its talents as the annual Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) returns again for 2017. The Singapore International Festival of Arts...

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Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

All over Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
14 July 2017 to 30 July 2017

The month long Singapore Food Festival started back in 1994 and it is organised annually by the Singapore Tourism Board. The famous festival aims at celebrating local foods that portrays Singapore as a country rich with...

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Singapore's National Day

Singapore’s National Day

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
09 August 2017

Singapore’s National Day is held each year on the 9th of August in memory of Singapore’s freedom from Malaysia in 1965. During this day, there is a National Parade, a speech from the Prime Minister of...

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Night Festival

Night Festival

Bras Basah and Bugis Precincts, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - August 2017

The Singapore Night Festival is an annual street festival held over two weekends celebrating the arts and Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. It is held every year in the Bras Basah and Bugis Precinct at the heart...

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Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
22 August 2017 to 19 September 2017

Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese Festival which is held to appease the spirits of deceased relatives who wander freely on earth during the seventh lunar month. The Festival is carried out at various places...

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Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji

All Over Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
01 September 2017

Hari Raya Haji, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a Muslim celebration which commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to be obedient to Allah and to sacrifice his own son, Ishmael. People in Singapore celebrate this...

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Grand Prix Season Singapore

Singapore Grand Prix

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Singapore
15 September 2017 to 17 September 2017

Of all of the events held in Singapore, the Singapore Grand Prix is one of the largest and most popular. People from all over the world come here to watch the Singapore Grand Prix, with this event increasing visitors to...

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Mid Autumn Festival

Mid Autumn Festival

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
04 October 2017

Known as the Lantern Festival or Moon-cake Festival, the Mid Autumn Festival is one of the most popular events celebrated by the Singaporean Chinese community. It takes place annually on the 15th day of the eighth lunar...

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Deepavali

Deepavali

Locations around Little India, Singapore, Singapore
19 October 2017

Deepavali (aka Diwali), which means festival of lights, is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated in Singapore. It is a celebration of hope over despair, good over evil, light over darkness. The Deepavali...

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Neon Lights

Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Singapore
18 November 2017 to 19 November 2017

Neon Lights is a huge two day music and arts festival held at Fort Canning National Park and is a festival suitable for all ages. With heaps of local and international artists coming to Singapore for Neon Lights, you...

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Singapore International Film Festival

Singapore International Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - November & December 2017

Film makers, lovers, critics and students have a reason to celebrate with the onset of the iconic Singapore International Film Festival. This film festival is the biggest and longest-running film festival in Singapore...

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zoukout

ZoukOut

Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore
TBA - December 2017

ZoukOut is an international dance and music festival held annually in Singapore and is held over two days at Siloso Beach, Sentosa. Its uniqueness stems from the fact that it is an outdoor music and dance party with...

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New Years Eve

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
31 December 2017

New Years Eve in Singapore is a massive celebration, with the biggest and most exciting festivities centred around the Marina Bay area. With music, entertainment and of course… fireworks, New Years Eve in...

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Pongal

Pongal Harvest Festival

Little India, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - January 2018

The Pongal Harvest Festival is a traditional Indian festival that gives thanks to the sun god for a bountiful harvest. Mostly celebrated in India, Pongal is also celebrated in Singapore because of the large number of...

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

The Meadow, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - January 2018

What started as a small indi music event in the laneways of Melbourne, Australia, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has now become one of the most loved music festivals in Singapore. The Laneway Festival started in...

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River Hongbao

The Float @ Marina Bay , Singapore, Singapore
TBA - January 2018

River Hongbao is an annual Lunar Chinese New Year event that is held in Marina Bay in Singapore. The celebration was founded in 1986 and, through the collaboration of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan...

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Thaipusam

Thaipusam

Multiple Temples, Singapore, Singapore
31 January 2018

There are many Indians living in Singapore and therefore, you will find the Thaipusam Festival celebrated here every year. Thaipusam has become a major celebration, in fact it is one of the biggest celebrations amongst...

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chingay parade singapore

Chingay Parade

F1 Pit Building, Singapore, Singapore
23 February 2018 to 24 February 2018

The Chingay Parade is without doubt one of the most important events in Singapore, and it’s when street floats, clowns, dancers, acrobats, jugglers and many other performers can be seen in celebration of the Chinese New...

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Chinese New Year Singapore

Chinese New Year

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
15 February 2018 to 18 February 2018

Chinese New Year Singapore is one of the biggest celebrations on the event calendar. Generally celebrated in January or February each year (the date fluctuates), this event marks the transition from summer to winter. If...

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World Gourmet Summit

Various Restaurants, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - March/April 2018

The World Gourmet Summit (WGS) is a unique annual event that provides an epicurean platform to meet the world’s top chefs and wine experts displaying their best skills. It is one of the oldest events in Singapore but...

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Singapore International Jazz Festival

Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - March/April 2018

The Singapore International Jazz Festival is a huge event that brings together many local and international artists in one massive festival. For lovers of all things jazz, blues, soul, bluegrass and swing, you will...

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Vesak Day

Multiple Temples, Singapore, Singapore
29 May 2018

Vesak Day is a major event on the Buddhist calendar. It is a public holiday in Singapore which celebrates the birth, enlightenment and nirvana of Buddha. In Singapore this day is celebrated every year with the faithful...

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