Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dragon boat

Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events

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  • Hari Raya Haji

    hari raya haji

    Hari Raya Haji is a festival observed by Muslims which marks the end of the Haj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims embark on.

  • Eurasian Weddings

    eurasian wedding stamp

    Many Singapore Eurasians are Catholics, and the wedding rites are performed by the church.

  • 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.

  • Christmas


    Christmas is a festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, and is also a festival that is celebrated in a secular way in Singapore.

  • Chinese Weddings

    chinese wedding

    A typical Chinese wedding in Singapore includes numerous traditional rituals that tend to vary according to dialect groups.

  • Dragon Boat Festival

    dragon boat

    Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Jie; 端午节 ) falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, and is celebrated by Chinese communities worldwide.

  • Deepavali


    Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil.

  • Chinese New Year

    chinese new year

    Chinese New Year is a festival observed by ethnic Chinese all over the world, including Singapore.

  • Pongal


    Pongal is a harvest and thanksgiving festival in the Tamil month of Thai, and typically takes place in January.

  • Mid-Autumn Festival

    mid autumn festival

    The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eight month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. It is celebrated by the Chinese communities around the world.

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