Holidays and festivals in Singapore

Dongzhi Winter Solstice

Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival

Winter starts off with a bang at China’s Dong Zhi Winter Solstice Festival. This family and food-centric ritual celebration is a great time to see the country’s history and culture in action.

Chinese New Year Fireworks

Chinese New Year

Bust out some red duds, grab a lantern and toast the Chinese New Year in style.



There are many colourful Hindu festivals in the calendar celebrated globally but none as quite as vivid and in many ways, as excruciating to watch as Thaipusam.

Lantern Festival

China’s Lantern Festival

On the last day of Chinese New Year, the entire country lights up for the famed Lantern Festival. Learn all about this this luminous celebration.

Asia puckers up for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has spread across the globe and has found a happy home in Asia. Learn how Valentines Day is celebrated in this part of the world.

Hari Raya Pausa,aka Idul Fitri and Eid

Hari Raya Aidilfitri across Southeast Asia

Idul Fitri, Hari Raya Puasa, Eid, Lebaran. A multitude of names but the premise is same – the irresistible urge to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The Hajj

Eid al-Adha and the Hajj

Once a year, from every corner of the globe, a mass exodus occurs. Muslims of every color, ethnic group, rich or poor, travel to Mecca.

F1 Singapore Grand Prix

F1 Singapore Grand Prix

By day Singapore is buzzing with life and soul, but when the F1 circus arrives it’s the night that really heats up. The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix is one of the most challenging on the calendar and is a vibrant and unique event to attend.

Singapore Writers Festival

Singapore Writers Festival

For ten glorious days, writers and word lovers from across the globe gather at the Singapore Writers Festival to celebrate all things literature.

Mid-Autumn Festival in China

The Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival

Better known by its more imaginative moniker of the Mooncake Festival for millions of Chinese across Asia the Mid-Autumn Festival is a big deal, second only to Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.