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River Hongbao

River Hongbao

River Hongbao is an annual Lunar Chinese New Year event that is held in Singapore.

The celebration was founded in 1986 and, through the collaboration of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association, has been held each year since.

River Hongbao 2023, Singapore Festival, Programme, Dates & Times

River Hongbao brings out an awe-inspiring display of Chinese cultures and traditions. The word ‘Hongbao’ means Red Pocket, a New Year monetary gift that is believed to bring good luck to children and unmarried adults.

River Hongbao is the leading Lunar Chinese New Year event that draws people from all over the country seeking to experience fun-filled activities.

This year’s lantern displays feature iconic scenes of celebration each with its own theme related to Prosperity, Love, Fortune, Harmony among others. Tap on each lantern to learn more about the concept and ideas behind each lantern design.

River Hongbao will also feature kids-friendly rides and carnival games from the Double-Story Horse Carousel to a giant Inflatable Playground, Robotic Rides, Pirate Ship and Trackless Train rides.

Chope your seats for the nightly performances at the River Hongbao central stage. There will be different music, song and dance performances each night featuring the crowd-favourite Getai shows, action-packed martial arts display and performances by local artistes – Zoe Tay (鄭惠玉), Mark Lee (李国煌), Paige Chua (蔡琦慧), Felicia Chin (陈凤玲) and Marcus Chin (陈建彬).

Year after year, there is a showcase of a selection of big, bright lanterns – not only because they make for great pictures, but also because they’re an integral part of Chinese culture. Traditionally, lanterns are displayed during the Chinese New Year to symbolise wishes for a brighter future and an auspicious year.

So head down to be in the heart of all the River Hongbao action.


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