Thaipusam is one of the most famous Hindu festivals. It is traditionally held in Singapore in January/February. According to the legend, exactly this day, Shiva’s wife, goddess Parvati granted a spear to her son Murugan, so he could defeat the evil d

In Singapore, where Chinese community form the majority population, the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival has grown to become one of the most anticipated events of the year. The festival is traditionally held between late January an

The Singapore International Festival of Arts is one of the most anticipated and largest cultural events in South-East Asia. This festival is traditionally held in the middle of the year and offers hundreds of events, which range from street art shows

Traditionally held in May, Vesak Day is the significant Buddhist holy day that commemorates births, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. This vivid feast is considered one of the most solemn and beautiful, that’s why it’s so popular with locals and to

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, which stands for ‘Poet’s celebration’ is one of the most spectacular and significant for Singapore’s Chinese community. It’s held annually in June. The origins comes from the commemoration of promi

Singapore Food Festival, annually organized by the Government in July, has grown to become one of the key events of the Singapore cultural life. Its main aim is to showcase the variety of tastes, formed by different cultures and traditions. The festi

As other countries of Southeast Asia, in August Singapore hosts Hungry Ghost Festival. According to the legend, during this month the ‘Gates of Hell’ are opened, so ghosts come out of the lower realm, and may easily wander about the Earth searching f