Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dragon boat

Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events

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  • Chinese Weddings

    chinese wedding

    Chinese weddings are traditionally elaborate affairs, comprising numerous ceremonies and rituals that are rich in meaning and symbolism. Many of the customs embody blessings for a happy marriage and for bearing children. They also help to reinforce the ethnic identity of the participants, especially that of dialect groups since each group has its distinct wedding practices.

  • Deepavali


    Known as the “festival of lights”, the myths and origins of Deepavali differ among North and South Indians but celebrate a common theme of good over evil or light over darkness.

  • Easter


    Easter is a festival observed by Christians worldwide. It is an event of celebration, focusing on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the lead-up to Easter, some Christians observe Lent, a 40-day period that involves prayers and fasting.

  • Duan Wu Festival

    dragon boat

    Duan Wu Festival (端午节), also referred to as the “Dragon Boat Festival”, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

  • Dragon Dance

    Dragon Dance

    The dragon dance consists of a group of performers wielding a dragon prop mounted on poles to the rhythm of resounding drum beats.

  • Christmas


    Christmas marks an important cultural and religious time of year for Christians. It is a time to gather with friends and family, eat seasonal foods, and celebrate a holiday with spiritual significance.

  • Vesak Day


    Vesak Day (Wesak Day), is an annual religious festival celebrated by the major Buddhist denominations in Singapore.

  • 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.

  • Silat


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

  • 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.

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