Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dragon boat

Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events

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  • Vesak Day


    Vesak Day (Wesak Day), also referred to as "Buddha’s Birthday", is an annual religious festival celebrated by the two major Buddhist denominations in Singapore: Theravada and Mahayana Buddhists.

  • Zhong Yuan Jie

    hungry ghost festival

    Zhong Yuan Jie (中元节), also known as “Hungry Ghost Festival”, takes place on the seventh month of the Lunar calendar, and is mostly observed by Chinese Buddhists and Taoists.

  • Silat


    Silat is a broad term that refers to a form of martial arts commonly practised in Southeast Asia.

  • Silambam


    Silambam is a form of martial art involving the act of fencing using a long staff, originating in ancient India.

  • Qing Ming Jie


    During Qing Ming Jie (清明节), it is a tradition for the Chinese to visit cemeteries and columbaria to pay respects to their deceased family members as an expression of filial piety.

  • Thimithi


    Thimithi, also known as "fire walking", is a ceremony that is held in honour of Draupadi, an important female character in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, who had proven her purity by walking barefoot across fire and emerging unharmed.

  • Thaipusam


    Thaipusam is a religious festival of thanksgiving celebrated by Hindu devotees.

  • Tamil Hindu Weddings

    indian wedding

    The wedding customs for the Indian community are wide-ranging, with diverse traditions within the different ethnic groups. Tamil Hindu weddings are one of the commonly observed wedding rituals by the Indian community in Singapore.

  • Lion Dance

    lion dance

    Lion dance performances are common in Singapore during Chinese New Year and other Chinese cultural and religious festivals and are symbolic in bringing good fortune and luck to the people.

  • Easter


    Easter is a Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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