Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore
|Chinese New Year 2023
||Chinese New Year’s Eve on 21 January 2023
Chinese New Year’s Day on 22 January 2023
|Multiple locations that include/ All Around Singapore, Singapore
Discover more about Chinese New Year:
What You Can Do During Chinese New Year Celebration in Singapore?
Take part with the unforgettable celebration
There are various ways to enjoy the festivities during the Chinese New Year in Singapore. You may visit the historic neighbourhood of Chinatown to be in the middle of the celebration.
Also, check out the Street Light-Up to see the district’s streets decked with exquisitely crafted lanterns before and during the Chinese New Year.
There will be an official light-up and opening ceremony where attendees can expect a multisensory extravaganza. There are also vendors offering a variety of snacks and traditional goods, both offline and online. Visit the Chinatown Festivals Facebook page and Instagram to access a variety of online activities.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Iconic River Hongbao
Immerse yourself in the colourful traditions, custom and belief
Enjoy a Sumptuous Chinese New Year Feast with Your Family
Chinese New Year is a family and home holiday, thus gatherings are the most essential part of this event.
This is especially true for the New Year’s Eve reunion dinner. Families travel home to enjoy the festive dinner.
The days that follow are spent visiting family and friends, wishing them well, and spending time with those you care about.
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Lighting off the firecrackers
According to the Chinese folklore that has been passed down through the generations, a monster known as “Nian” would terrorize the people every spring.
The only thing that had a chance of driving it away was anything red or really loud. For this reason, it has been a tradition to light off firecrackers while the ritual is taking place to frighten away the beast.
A Look Back at Chinese New Year 2022
Here’s some of the Events from Chinese New Year 2022:
Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony took place on 7 January 2022 and was livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
Chinatown Wishing Tree
Chinatown Chinese New Year Walking Trail
The Chinatown Chinese New Year Walking Trail provides you with the means to self-navigate your way through the numerous traditional New Year’s activities held throughout Chinatown.
The Chinatown Chinese New Year Walking Trail offered by the Everyday Tour Company is an excellent opportunity to take in the beautiful street light-up, view the Temenggong Tiger Sculptures Display, and gain insight into the local traditions and history of the area.
Discover more about the walking trail here.
Online Chinese New Year activities, contests and giveaways
On the Facebook and Instagram profiles for the Chinatown Festivals, a wide variety of events, contests, and giveaways are announced and publicized.
All participants have the possibility to win prizes in the form of vouchers for their participation in the event.
Adopt a Lantern
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore and Temenggong Tiger Sculptures Display
It was a collaborative effort between the Temenggong Artists in Residence and the Chinatown Festival Organizing Committee to paint a variety of tiger sculptures. The sculptures are dispersed all across Chinatown for everyone to see.
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