Singapore, in all its urban glory, is also a country famed for its colourful festivities! Since the country is filled with a multicultural population, festivals specific to each ethnic are celebrated as one by the entire nation. Here are some of the most prominent festivals to look out for.
Chinese New Year
This is one of the most awaited festivals loved by locals and visitors alike. It is celebrated on the first lunar month of the Chinese calendar which falls towards the end of January or the beginning of February. Chinatown is the place to be for a truly cultural experience.
This is one of the most significant festivals for the Buddhist community here. Temples, even in the city situated close to Park Hotel Clarke Quay and many other Clarke Quay hotels in Singapore are lit up and filled with crowds paying homage to the Buddha.
DeepavaliThis is also known as the festival of lights and is an important day for the Hindu community in Singapore. Little India, the Hindu quarter prepares weeks ahead and is decked in bright lights and vibrant décor on this day.
Hari Raya Puasa
This festival is celebrated by the Malay community and usually falls in September or October. Hari Raya Puasa marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and is a massive feast enjoyed by all.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.