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Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events

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  • Pongal

    pongal

    Pongal is a harvest and thanksgiving festival that takes place during the Tamil month of Thai which typically falls in January. “Pongal” in Tamil means "boiling over or spill over".

  • Qing Ming Festival

    Qing Ming Festival (清明节) is a traditional Chinese festival for the worshipping of ancestors, usually occurring on the fourth to sixth day of April of the Gregorian calendar and the early part of the third lunar month in the lunar calendar.

  • Malay Weddings

    Malay Weddings

    Malay weddings are festive and grand affairs that bring together family, friends, and neighbours.

  • Mid-Autumn Festival

    mid autumn festival

    The Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Mooncake Festival as it is commonly known in Singapore, is celebrated by Chinese communities all around the world. It falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, when the moon is believed to be at its fullest.

  • Silat

    silat

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

  • Zhong Yuan Jie Hungry Ghost Festival

    hungry ghost festival

    Zhong Yuan Jie (中元节) takes place on the seventh month of the Lunar calendar. It is mostly observed by Chinese Buddhists and Taoists who believe that during this time, colloquially known as “seventh month” or 七月 (“seventh month” in Chinese), the gates of Hell are opened, releasing spirits who roam the earth.

  • Wushu

    wushu

    Wushu (武术), also known as Chinese martial arts, originated in China. There are two different types of wushu: taolu (套路, choreographed movements) and sanda (散打, sparring, in the form of punches and kicks). Taolu may be further divided into “traditional” and “contemporary” categories. The former includes fist and weapon routines while the latter routines may either be fixed or choreographed.

  • Thaipusam

    thaipusam

    Thaipusam is a Hindu festival held on the full-moon day in the month of Thai in the Tamil calendar (Jaunary-February). It is dedicated to Lord Murugan, an important god for Tamils who form the majority of ethnic Indians in Singapore.

  • Theemithi

    Theemithi

    Theemithi is Hindu festival, stretching over approximately three months, beginning in the Tamil month of Aadi (around July or August). It comprises a series of rituals and ceremonies, and ends with the fire-walking ceremony in October.

  • The Nine Emperor Gods Festival

    The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (九皇爷诞) is an important religious event in the Chinese lunar calendar in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

    The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (九皇爷诞) is an important religious event in the Chinese lunar calendar in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

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