May 13 – Hari Raya Puasa
Some people call Hari Raya Puasa Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This is a significant celebration for the Muslim community as they survived the holy month of Ramadan. Like Chinese New Year, this is a celebration that is mainly celebrated with family members. There would be a lot of traditional delicacies around this festive. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the festival if you have some Muslim friends in Singapore.
May 26 – Vesak Day
Vesak Day, the festival that commemorates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death was established as an official public holiday in Singapore even before Singapore declared independence. Vesak Day has become one of the Singapore’s public holidays since 1955. If you want to experience Vesak Day in Singapore, you should visit Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
July 20 – Hari Raya Haji
Hari Raya Haji is “the Feast of Sacrifice”. This is festive for followers to remember the will of Prophet Ibrahim to contribute his own blood and flesh to God. It is another important festival celebrated by the Muslim community in Singapore after Hari Raya Puasa.
August 9 – National Day
August 9 is Singapore’s National Day. There will be big celebrations and parades going on. If you are keen to check out the parade, please check the venue as the location for the parade will be different each year.
November 4 – Deepavali
Deepavali – the “Festival of Lights” is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Hindus community. It is a celebration that the Hindu communities celebrate the light (good) defeats darkness (evil). If you take a trip to Singapore’s Little India during Deepavali, you will be amazed by the striking festive colors in Little India. You can also get some goods related to Deepavali from the bazaars and stalls at Little India.
December 25 – Christmas
Christmas, like most of the Western countries, is the most enchanting festival in Singapore. Even the non-Christians are anticipating for this festival. Orchard Road is a must-go if you want to witness the stunning lights and decorations of Christmas. And of course, Orchard Road is a shopping paradise for Christmas shopping.