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Religious Festivals in Singapore


All Religious Festivals in Singapore

Religious Festival Christmas
Highly commercialized, Christmas in Singapore is a heavy slant from the traditional Christian and Catholic gift-exchanging festival in honor of Jesus Christ's birthday.  In Singapore, people of various religions celebrate it and shopping malls are decked wi... more
2 Fans, in Orchard Road
Religious Festival Vesak Day
Informally known as "Buddha's birthday", Vesak Day is the celebration of the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha, which in Singapore sees Buddhist temples colorfully decorated with flags and Buddhists gathering in temples across the island before... more
1 Fans, in Chinatown & Financial District
Religious Festival Birthday Of The Monkey God
Witness the extravagant birthday celebration of the Monkey God in February and September at Tiong Bahru Qi Tian Gong or Monkey God Temple. During the celebrations, Tan Kee or mediums, dressed to look like the Monkey God, willingly allow themselves to be possesse... more
in West
Religious Festival Birthday Of The Third Prince
A visually dramatic Chinese folk festival, Birthday of the Third Prince, child-god Li Nezha, is celebrated across various Taoist temples in Singapore with Queen Street being most popular. Throngs of devotees as well as on-lookers attend the processions to catch ... more
in Chinatown & Financial District
Religious Festival Deepavali
Highly anticipated and widely celebrated, this is a locally significant Indian festival and a busy and bustling time in preparation to welcome Deepavali or Diwali, known as the ‘Festival of Lights’.  Days leading up to this festival are the best... more
in Little India
Religious Festival Good Friday
Like the celebrations of Good Friday round the world, Catholics and Christians in Singapore commemorate this day signifying Jesus Christ’s death with masses and services in church. Check out St. Joseph's Catholic Church, which organizes a candle-lit proces... more
in Colonial District
Religious Festival Hari Raya Haji
Hari Raya Haji, known also as the Festival of Sacrifice, is an important day in the Islamic calendar, marking the conclusion to Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca. This religious event is commemorated by the mosques with mass slaughtering of sheep- imported mostly from... more
in Kampong Glam
Religious Festival Hari Raya Puasa
Hari Raya Puasa is a Malay festival which marks the end of Ramadan; a month-long of fasting. It is a time for families to come together, to seek for forgiveness of past grievances and looking forward to the future. A significant cultural festival, it is a busy a... more
in Kampong Glam
Religious Festival Hungry Ghost Festival
A smoky affair with incense, incense papers, and joss-sticks burning, the Hungry Ghost Festival is a month-long Chinese cultural festival which poses the belief that spirits from the underworld are released to walk the earth to visit loved ones, to feast, and to... more
in Chinatown & Financial District
Religious Festival Navarathri
Navarathri or Nine Nights Festival, as its name suggests, is a Tamil festival lasting nine nights honoring Mother Goddess Rajarajeshwari who comes in the form of Sri Durga (power), Sri Lakshmi (wealth), and Sri Saraswathy (knowledge). Traditional Indian dance an... more
in Little India
Religious Festival Pilgrimage to Kusu Island
An extremely popular local Chinese cultural festival, Pilgrimage to Kusu Island sees Taoists numbering in the hundred thousand heading to Kusu Island to pay homage and offer prayers for good health, luck, prosperity, joy, and peace to the shrine of Tua Pek Kong,... more
in Kusu Island
Religious Festival Pongal
Known also as Sankaranthi, Pongal is a four-day, traditional Southern Indian festival celebrated for the blessing of a bountiful harvest. At times called Thai Pongal as it begins on the month of Thai; it is a colorful, vibrant, merry, and busy time at Hindu temp... more
in Little India
Religious Festival Qing Ming Festival
Qing Ming Festival, known also as All Soul's Day, Ancestors Day or Tomb Spring-Cleaning Day, is an old, traditional Chinese festival in which the living remember and honor the dead. On this day, local Chinese, young and old, return to visit their ancestors&rsquo... more
in West
Religious Festival Thaipusam
Spanning two days and usually held in January, Thaipusam or Day of Thanksgiving is a highly participated, visually spectacular, Hindu festival celebrated to honour and thanks Lord Subramaniam while seeking his blessings. There are two processions, of which the f... more
in Little India
Religious Festival Thimithi
Thimithi, known also as Fire Walking Festival, is a day-long religious festival observed by Hindu devotees in honor of Goddess Draupadi through a fire-walking ceremony held at Sri Mariamman Temple. Preparations for fire walkers begin weeks in advance before the ... more
in Little India

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