Festivals Celebrated in Singapore

Singapore is known for its vibrant and diverse festival scene throughout the year. Here are some of the major festivals celebrated in Singapore:

Chinese New Year

The most significant festival for the Chinese community, celebrated with dragon and lion dances, lanterns, parades, and vibrant street decorations. It usually falls between January and February. Read further


A Hindu festival honoring Lord Murugan, celebrated with devotees carrying kavadis (ornate structures) and piercing their bodies with hooks and skewers. It takes place in January or February. Read further

Hari Raya Puasa

Also known as Eid al-Fitr, this festival marks the end of Ramadan for Muslims. It is celebrated with prayers, feasting, family gatherings, and the exchange of gifts. The date varies each year. Read further

Vesak Day

Celebrated by Buddhists, Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha. Devotees participate in temple visits, prayer ceremonies, and the lighting of lanterns. It usually takes place in May. Read further


Also known as the Festival of Lights, Deepavali is a Hindu festival symbolizing the victory of light over darkness. Celebrations include oil lamp decorations, feasting, shopping, and the exchange of sweets. It usually occurs between October and November. Read further

Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival observed in Singapore and other parts of Asia. The festival is a time to pay respects to ancestors and wandering spirits, as well as to appease and honor them through various rituals and offerings. Read further

National Day

Celebrated on August 9th, National Day commemorates Singapore's independence. The festivities include a National Day Parade, fireworks, cultural performances, and various events across the country. Read further

Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrated by the Chinese community, the Mid-Autumn Festival marks the harvest season and is known for its iconic lantern displays, mooncakes, and cultural performances. It usually falls in September or October. Read further


While not a traditional local festival, Christmas is widely celebrated in Singapore. The city transforms into a festive wonderland with dazzling decorations, light displays, and various events. Read further

New Year

New Year in Singapore is one of the most celebratory occasions of the year and the island is hailed as one of the best in South East Asia for an exciting New Year's Eve party. Read further

These are just a few examples of the festivals celebrated in Singapore. The dates of some festivals vary each year as they are based on the lunar calendar, so it's advisable to check the specific dates for each festival in the respective year you plan to visit.

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