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Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events

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  • 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.

  • Chinese Calligraphy

    Calligraphers featured at Black Earth Art Gallery

    Chinese calligraphy, or shufa (书法) — translated literally as “method of writing” — is a means of writing Chinese characters in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

  • Hari Raya Puasa

    hari raya puasa

    Hari Raya Puasa, also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or day of Eid-Al-Fitr, is a major festival marking the end of Ramadan and celebrated by Muslims all over the world, including in Singapore.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • Malay Weddings

    Malay Weddings

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

  • Lion Dance

    lion dance

    Lion dance performances are a common sight in Singapore during Chinese New Year and other Chinese cultural and religious festivals, as they are believed to be bearers of good luck.

  • Vesakhi

    Vesakhi

    Vesakhi (also known as Vaisakhi or Baisakhi) is celebrated on either on the 13th or 14th of April every year in the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated as a harvest festival traditionally in India. The day has an added dimension for the Sikh community as it commemorates a key event in the establishment of their religion and identity — the formation of the Khalsa, an order of baptised Sikhs.

  • Hari Raya Haji

    hari raya haji

    Hari Raya Haji, also known as Aidiladha and alternatively spelt as Eid al-Adha or Eid Adha (Great Day of Sacrifice), is a festival observed by Muslims.

  • Making and Wearing of Baju Kurong

    baju kurong

    The baju kurong, loosely translated to mean “concealing dress” in Malay, is a traditional Malay costume that consists of a loose-fitting knee-length blouse, worn over a pair of pants (for men) or a long skirt (for women).

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