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Singapore Events & Festivals

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The rich mixture of cultures in Singapore means that there's always a cultural event to celebrate, all through the year. These festivals are usually colourful events centred around religion, age-old myths and traditions or the family. During these times it's the ethnic quarters and temples of Geylang, Little India and Chinatown that come alive, but often a happy carnival atmosphere invades the suburbs, town centres, and even shopping malls, too.

Singapore is quite a culturally-open and sensitive society. The "open-house" concept - where a family welcomes friends, relatives and any visitors who may wish to drop by to its home - is a common practice during the major festivals like Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Chinese New Year. Singapore's cultural celebrations are open to everybody and anybody, with just a few things to bare in mind - remember to dress appropriately for the occasion and leave your shoes at the entrance of mosques and temples.

Here, we bring you a month-by-month list of the festivals celebrated in Singapore, as well a list of the public holidays in Singapore.

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Singapore Events Calendar and Public Holiday 2016

 1 Jan 2016
  New Year's Day
 6 Jul 2016
  Hari Raya Puasa
 24 Jan 2016
  Thaipusam
 9 Aug 2016
  National Day
 6-14 Feb 2016
  River Hongbao
 12 Sep 2016
 8-9 Feb 2016
 15 Sep 2016
  Mooncake Festival
 19-20 Feb 2016
  Chingay Parade
 16-18 Sep 2016
 25 Mar 2016
  Good Friday
 1 Oct 2016
  Nine Emperor Gods Festival
 26-27 Mar 2016
  Easter Day
 7-8 Oct 2016
  Navratri
 1 May 2016
  Labour Day
 23 Oct 2016
  Theemidhi
 2 May 2016
  Labour Day (observed)
 29 Oct 2016
  Deepavali
 21 May 2016
  Vesak Day
 3-4 Dec 2016
  Singapore Marathon
 9 Jun 2016
  Dragon Boat Festival
 24 Dec 2016
  Christmas Eve
 16-17 Jul 2016
  Singapore International Triathlon
 25 Dec 2016
  Christmas Day
 3-31 Aug 2016
  Hungry Ghost Festival
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  New Year's Eve

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