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Singapore Lunar New Year

Generally, Chinese New Year is a very important occasion for all Chinese all over the globe. In Singapore, Lunar New Year celebration or the Spring Festival is the most exciting and that most awaited event. Traditionally, the celebration starts on the first month of the Chinese calendar and it ends on the 15th day of the festivity.



For each year, different clothing is being worn by several people to signify that the event is ongoing. Also, this is to bring the new luck and throw away all misfortune for the past year. In is believed that before the Chinese New Year, everyone must lean their homes so that fortune would easily come inside the house.

This celebration makes every race in Singapore be united. However, it doesn’t mean that it is celebrated by other culture. Other tribes are only paying respect to Chinese so that the celebration would be prosperous.


For the said event, Chinese people in Singapore most especially children visit their family and friends bringing with them red packets (or what we call hong bao) that should be filled with penny. On the other hand, for adults, it is a tradition that there must be a reunion dinner so that all family members unite. The said dinner is held every Eve of the Lunar festival.

Truly, the Chinese event in the locale is very lively with sights and sounds including the attractive red lanterns that are hanging outside the homes of many people who belong to the Chinese society. To add, the inviting smell of the chows make every race entice.