Events & Festivals > Festivals & Celebrations

As a truly multi-racial society, and because Singapore is home to so many ethnic communities, there is a wealth of traditional festivals that light up the island throughout the year. While bigger celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Christmas, Hari Raya and Deepvali are truly spectacular and accompanied by the lighting up of major thoroughfares, the less extravagant aspects of culture in Singapore are also visible - notice the numerous street shrines with incense sticks and offerings on the most unlikely corners. National events also celebrate the heritage and glory of this young but prosperous nation, and religious festivals in particular are timed according to the lunar calendar.

Pongal is a four-day Hindu festival that starts on the 10th Tamil month of Maargazhi and lasting to the third of Thai -- which typically falls between January 13 and 15.
Hair-raising, horrifying, death-defying are just one of the many adjectives that people have used to describe this festival. For Hindu devotees however, the Thaipusam Fes...
Watch a dazzling light show at the Singapore River Hongbao, a yearly themed event held since 1986 in co...
Get into the festive mood with the flurry of activity around the Lunar New Year period when you visit Singapore. Sample local and festive delights, learn about our custom...
Chingay is an annual and eagerly anticipated parade for both locals and tourists alike, with exciting performances lasting through the night and passing through various a...
The Qing Ming Festival is a time for Chinese to honour their ancestors. Traditionally, it's a festival for families to 'sweep the tombs' and an occasion for the young and...
The World Gourmet Summit (WGS) is an internationally acclaimed event in celebration of fine culinary skills and establishments. Co-organised by the Singapore Tourism Boar...
The Singapore Fashion Festival was an annual fashion event first launched in 2001, with the aim of making Singapore a fashion capital within the Southeast Asian region.In...
Vesak Day is an annual holiday celebrated by Buddhists to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Devotees gat...
Held annually on the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar, usually occurring in June, the Duanwu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival), or Dumpling Festival, is a...
Reserve your stomach for some gastronomical delights in the month of July with the Singapore Food Festival....
The Hungry Ghost Festival can be said to be the Chinese equivalent of Halloween. During the seventh month of the lunar calendar, approximately around August to September,...
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known colloquially as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a harvest festival that has its origins in moon worship. It traditionall...
Each year, Muslims from around the world embark on a pilgrimage (the Hajj) to Mecca, the holy city in Saudi Arabia. This significant journey is the fifth pillar of Islam,...
The Thimithi Festival is most commonly known by locals as the fire-walking festival. Catch this breath-taking event at
Deepavali or 'Festival of Lights' is held annually in November to celebrate Lord Krishna's triumph over the evil Narakasura. Since Lord Krishna symbolizes goodness, the f...
Be mesmerised by the bright glittering lights as the festive spirit brings the city to life this holiday season. Witness the lighting up of the streets of the Orchard Roa...
Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where the biggest names in the nightlife industry are featured in the form of one massive outdoor dance music festival –
Christmas in Singapore was traditionally celebrated by Christians on 25th December, as a commemoration of Jesus Christ's birth. However, over the years, Christmas has bec...
Beach lovers from around the world come to party at this mother of all beach parties. One of Singapore's many countdown parties, the SilosoBeach Party is probably t...