Embracing Tradition: Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

    One of the world’s largest holidays is Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year. It makes sense that many Asian nations celebrate it, with a heavy emphasis on family, cuisine, and gift-giving! Thus, you may be wondering how to celebrate Chinese New Year if you have a chance to be traveling Singapore during that time. So stop wondering. We’ll cover everything in this helpful post, including additional details on the new year itself, the animal that represents 2024, and fun things to do while on vacation!

    When is the Lunar or Chinese New Year?

    Every year, a new date marks the start of the Lunar or Chinese New Year. Why? Because, well, it is based on the lunar calendar. You can’t rely on the moon to follow a consistent course because it is an unpredictable entity. The same route on Spacewalk? Exactly right.

    Usually, it takes place from January 21 to February 20. The Chinese zodiac’s Year of the Wood Dragon begins on February 10th, 2024, which is also the Chinese New Year. So, what’s up with the Wood Dragon?

    What does it mean to be in the Year of the Wood Dragon?

    The dragon represents strength, power, and good fortune in the Lunar Zodiac Calendar. The Year of the Dragon is associated with people who are bold, ambitious, charming, and highly responsible. Not only that, but they’re said to be lively, bright, and inventive. That is quite a few accolades!

    Why wood, though? Wood is a symbol for growth, adaptability, and plenty as well as for generosity, friendliness, and moral integrity. So, congratulations if this is your year. Continue the fantastic job. It’s thought that the year of the dragon is an excellent time to take a chance or launch a new business, even if you’re not.

    How do people in Singapore celebrate Chinese New Year?

    Let’s discuss about Chinese, or Lunar, New Year in Singapore and how to celebrate it instead than wasting more time on flirting!

    Visit Chinatown

    Surprisingly, Singapore’s Chinatown is among the greatest locations to enjoy the new year festivities. The area is decorated with bright red lanterns, banners, and other colorful ornaments every year that represent wealth and good fortune.

    To be more precise, there’s also the Chinese New Year Light-Up. The neighborhood is lit up by more than 80,000 LED lights during this yearly celebration. Explore the corresponding market, which is a great place to discover delicious street food, wonderful mementos to bring home, and even presents for the locals if you want to join in on the celebrations. And did we also mention the rides-packed carnival? Perfect for small children.

    Take part in the Chingay Parade

    In Singapore, Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is celebrated outside of Chinatown due to its immense significance. How? Of course, by going to the Chingay Parade! Not only is it large, but it’s the largest float parade and street show in all of Asia!

    A breathtaking exhibition of costumes, floats, and entertainment from several ethnic communities may be seen during the procession. A traditional lion dance, a dragon dance, and other cultural performances showcasing Singapore’s rich diversity will be on display. Thousands of people from all around the world attend the procession, which happens on the first weekend of Chinese New Year.

    We’re just getting started, so don’t worry if neither of these appeals to you. Many more activities are available.

    Presents and salutations

    You’re in luck if you want to participate in the gift-giving and feel comfortable contacting total strangers! Take a red package, tuck some cash inside, and proceed. These are typically given as lucky charms to children, single adults, and senior citizens. You’ll have to find out for yourself whether it’s offensive to accidentally give one of them to an adult married person. Perhaps don’t give them to just any old kids either?

    Temple duration

    You should also use the new year to reconnect with your spiritual side. Temples become a hub during this time as many offer prayers to their departed ancestors or relatives.

    Thank goodness, tourists are also welcome, so why not visit places like the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, which is home to a priceless relic of the Buddha, or Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore.

    As you prepare to celebrate this joyous occasion, ensure you’re ready to look and feel your best. Consider indulging in a pampering session at your favorite salon. Booking through Vaniday, a convenient platform offering a wide range of beauty and wellness services, can help you secure a slot amidst the festive rush.

    Face Bistro

    Face Bistro is a premier beauty salon located at Lorong Liput. We specialize in providing top-notch beauty services, including DPL hair removal and facials using Pico water-based products. Our team of skilled estheticians is dedicated to delivering excellent results and ensuring a comfortable and relaxing experience for our clients.

    Lush Aesthetics – Orchard

    Lush Aesthetics – Orchard is a premier beauty clinic located in the vibrant Orchard Road. We specialize in providing advanced hair removal treatments and a range of other beauty services. Our dedicated team of trained professionals ensures that each client receives personalized care and achieves their desired results.

    Queen’s Market

    Located in Tanjong Pagar, Queen’s Market is a beauty salon that brings you the best of beautification and aesthetic treatments from Japan. All treatments are done by hand to ensure that added touch of TLC, and all products are cherry-picked by the salon’s founder.

    Poly Beauty – Harbour Front Centre

    Entrust yourself in the professional care of well-experienced therapists who are equipped with the latest in Sothys skincare technologies. With every skin type being unique and different, the trained therapists are on hand to diagnose and create programmes tailor-made just for you!

    Haach – Orchard Central

    Hach has been providing Singapore with first-class beauty services for almost two decades. It is a brand synonymous with luxury and excellence. They will transform your skin using state of the art technology and top products. 

    Remember, as you plan your celebrations, take a moment to pamper yourself and look your best. Head to Vaniday to book your preferred salon or wellness service and step into the New Year feeling rejuvenated and ready for the prosperity it brings.

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