| Chinese New Year|
takes place for 42 days during January or February, depending on the Chinese calendar. This is an exceptionally festive time for Singapore. If you plan on being here during that time, best to book your accommodation early. Festivities take place all over the city and include the spectacular Chingay Parade, music and dance performances, fireworks and a multitude of other parades.
is a spectacular parade held in January or February along Orchard Road. This is Singapore's grandest street festival which celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Favorites include the stilt-walkers, lion dancers, samba dancers and floats. Visit this site for more information and Chingay Parade photos.
Puasa on 19 January signals the end of Ramadan with three days of celebrations in January or February.During Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, vendor stalls sell food in the Arab Street district near the Sultan Mosque after sunset. Visit this site for further information regarding Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
is held on 31 January at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and Sri Thandayuthapani Temple in Little India. A long, impressive procession of Hindu penitents carry 'kavadis' by piercing their bodies with hooks and barbs and marching from Serangoon Road to Tank Road. Thaipusam honours Lord Subramaniam, and on this Day of Atonement devotees offer thanks or fulfil vows to the deity. Visit this site for more photos of the Thaipusam.