Singapore is unique in that tourists can enjoy festivals, carnivals and other colorful festivities at any time. They are all held here as if without any reason. Fans of fireworks and cheerful festivities should schedule a visit to the country during national holidays. In addition to ethnic festivals often superior to public celebrations, the Chinese New Year is the first in popularity and scale among all other holidays. All the inhabitants of the island celebrate it with great splendor. Active preparation for the festival takes two weeks before the celebration. According to the Chinese tradition, this is a family holiday. All relatives gather to ring out the Old Year and welcome the new one with gratitude.
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People visit friends and acquaintances, necessarily exchanging envelopes from red paper with coins inside. The envelope's color symbolizes wealth and reliability. After a joint visit to a temple, people go out into the city streets, and then the magic begins Participants of the procession wear carnival costumes designed with the predominance of red color, which resembles the movement of burning lights. Singapore's streets are decorated with lanterns and colorful garlands. In Chinatown, you can watch famous folk dances in tiger and dragon costumes. During this time, all Chinese shops offer big sales - such generosity is considered prestigious.
The Spring Festival of Lights is celebrated later. It is distinguished by the atmosphere of tenderness and shining smiles, which are customary given to all passers-by. The Chingay Parade is a world-famous procession along the main street of the city, which passes into the sea parade. Circus artists from all over Asia come to Singapore to entertain the audience with acrobatic shows and spectacular performances. After the parade, public dances begin. Throughout the city, residents gather in separate dancing groups. The fun and joy last for several days. The Dragon Boat Festival has Chinese roots, and in Singapore, it is celebrated with no less grand scale than in its historical homeland. Thousands of boats decorated in dragon style descend on the water at the beginning of summer, and a speed competition begins. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Not only Singaporeans but also foreign boaters take part in the competition. At this time, it is customary to treat oneself with the holiday's main dish - festive Chinese dumplings, which are handed out for almost free of charge. Festival of Running - there is no similar event anywhere else. In Singapore, there is a national type of marathon running, which is fundamentally different from the traditional western one. The route runs through the most beautiful places in the city and starts from the historic railway station. If applied in advance, anyone can take part in a ten-kilometer marathon. Singapore Restaurant Week presents a surprise to all gourmets and deli lovers. Reserve a table in one of the Singaporean restaurants in advance to try masterpieces of Asian culinary arts. The festival begins on March 19.
The famous Singapore Yacht Show is annually held on the island of Sentosa. All comers can see first-class racing models, as well as get right into cabins and learn the history of a particular yacht. A yacht can be bought directly at the show: fans of beautiful and luxurious leisure gather in Singapore between 6th and 9th April. One of the public holidays is the Heritage Festival. This event was initiated by the government to strengthen the unity of the nation. Numerous fairs and workshops are organized, folk groups perform during the holiday. Colorful Singapore is striking with the unique flavor and beauty of every ethnic community for several days. Local residents wear national costumes and demonstrate the best qualities of their nation.
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Vesak Day is a celebration that takes place on a traditional scale and embodies the birth of Buddha at the moment when Prince Gautama attained enlightenment. All followers of Hinduism visit temples and actively donate on these days. Buddha temples are decorated with solemn lights, hymns in Sanskrit sound everywhere, the atmosphere of peace and joy penetrates even into the business district of the city, which never seems to be sleeping. Seasonal sales often reminiscent of holidays, the Festival Of Dance, the Holiday of the Name, the Festival of Food and many other fun wonders every day open to tourists in Singapore.