Singapore Holidays 2023: A Guide to Celebrations Like Singapore Hari Raya 2023 and Travel Tips

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Public holidays are indeed a well-placed pause; a day to reflect and remember the important days and sayings in one’s religion and also the nation’s historical and secular days. It should help in making the nation’s fabric stronger, and that is the reason why public holidays give us the chance to really relax and to put our own lives into the greater perspective of where we stand in the world. On an individual level, it is a day where one can really get recharged and be prepared well to face the coming challenges.

Lastly, celebrating the public holidays in Singapore sparks off a distinctively Singaporean flavor as national icons, as well as familiar traditions and practices, are incorporated into the celebrations. Through songs, dances, and various activities organized by self-help groups, community centers, and the People’s Association, both young and old can participate in the festivities and ignite the national spirit.

Also, public holidays involve different customs and practices. It is a good opportunity for Singaporeans to learn and understand others’ practices and religion. This will promote cross-cultural understanding and respect, which will in turn promote a more cohesive society.

The rich, diverse, and multicultural society in Singapore is made up of a mix of different groups, with different cultural and religious backgrounds. As Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with a heavy work culture, public holidays are a time where people can wind down, destress, and enjoy the simpler things in life with family and friends. The pace of life in Singapore is fast, and many people work long hours. Public holidays can really provide that much-needed quality downtime and give a good work-life balance.

Public holidays in Singapore comprise religious holidays, national holidays, and major festivals. The public holidays are a good opportunity for family and loved ones to bond and come together to celebrate. On a deeper level, it helps to give the nation a sense of belonging in terms of nationality and shared culture as people come together as one nation. It helps to foster and promote a greater understanding and respect amongst the different races and religions in Singapore.

Traveling with the family, taking a trip overseas, and exploring different cultures are what most of us love to do during the public holidays. Public holidays are non-working days, and usually, most of the public facilities are closed. This is the time where people can rest and relax. In Singapore, public holidays are days that society regards as significant and important. It is a time when the whole nation comes together to celebrate and share the joy.

Overview of Public Holidays in Singapore

Anticipation, excitement, cherished moments, and priceless memories – public holidays are the perfect occasions for bringing people together. Singapore is a harmonious society built on the values of mutual understanding and respect, and it is by celebrating the different festivals that the various communities in Singapore come together. Ethnic festivities, most of which are observed in the form of public holidays, have become a fundamental part of the country’s rich cultural tapestry. Singapore has four major communities: the Chinese, the Malays, the Indians, and the Eurasians. As a result, there is also a great diversity of religions and customs that are practiced. Therefore, the calendar in Singapore is punctuated with a variety of cultural, religious, and social events that feature strongly in the lives of the different communities. These public holidays celebrate the cultural heritage and customs of our diverse population and provide a welcome break from routine life. Not surprisingly, the major religions in Singapore such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Taoism are given full recognition. As a mark of respect to the different cultural practices, the government has legislated the various religious and special days as public holidays. For example, the first day of the Islamic calendar, Hari Raya Puasa, is a public holiday and marks the end of Ramadan, a period of fasting for Muslims. Also known as Eid ul-Fitr, this is a joyous occasion much like Christmas is to Christians and is marked by a feast and visits to relatives and friends. The same goes for other major activities within the different communities too. For example, Chinese New Year is the most significant festival for the Chinese community, and it is also a time of the year with the longest public holiday. Lively celebrations such as the Chinatown light-up and New Year countdown in the company of family and friends are typical of the festive season. Also, Buddhist devotees celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and entry into Nirvana of Buddha on Vesak Day. On this day, they will release birds and offer fruits and vegetarian meals to the needy in a demonstration of generosity and compassion. Of course, Vesak Day is also significant to other local Indian cultures. Such shared experiences in celebrating public holidays allow the sharing of joy and reinforce the common aspirations and values that have been embraced by the nation as a whole. Well-loved customs and traditions are passed on from one generation to another, strengthening familial and social ties and promoting a gracious and cohesive society.

Importance of Celebrating Public Holidays

Public holidays provide the people with the opportunity to relax, unwind and come together socially. Although relaxation and fun are the aims of the time, it is essential to understand that public holidays can serve a far greater purpose. One of the main purposes of a public holiday is to celebrate some form of national or local event of cultural or religious importance. The chance to celebrate is a fantastic perk of any public holiday. It encourages people to get into the spirit of the day and to enjoy that opportunity to reflect on their own values and personal and cultural history. Also, many public holidays commemorate a person or event that is important to a particular group of people – like a religious group or a nationality. Celebrating these culturally important public holidays provides the opportunity to teach and learn about the history and cultural significance of the day to younger generations and without the pressures and confines of the school or work day. In addition, public holidays are an important way of giving symbols of the culture and history of a society. Many holidays give the citizens of a country the chance to remember and pay respects to that culture’s heroes and history. Much of the cultural identity of a society is transmitted through its celebrations – whether they be public, family based or personal. It’s easy to dismiss having fun and celebrating as luxury. However, by investing time and effort in making sure that the public holiday is truly felt and enjoyed, each and every person can draw on that shared experience and sense of revitalization throughout the rest of the year. Over time, the benefits and shared understanding and relaxation of a public holiday serve to unite the social groups and increase cultural awareness and appreciation. All of these outcomes can serve to greatly enhance the well-being and self-esteem of an individual, family or group in a given society.

Singapore Holidays 2023

Moving on to major public holidays in Singapore 2023, it is essential for tourists to know how to effectively plan their trips around these public holidays, as shops, banks, and public transportation might be affected. Firstly, it is important to understand that Chinese New Year can fall anytime between 21 January and 20 February in the Gregorian calendar. In 2023, Chinese New Year will be observed on 31 January and 1 February. It is a public holiday for the Chinese community in Singapore and usually lasts for two days. Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year in the lunar calendar and is an occasion for family reunions and festive season such as lion dances and open houses. Secondly, Good Friday will be observed on 7 April 2023, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Good Friday is a public holiday for Christians, marking the most solemn day in the Christian calendar. In Singapore, many devotees attend church services to venerate the cross, while some would take part in processions, re-enacting the final journey of Jesus Christ. After this day of solemnity, Hari Raya Puasa will be celebrated on 27 April 2023, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. Hari Raya Puasa is a joyous occasion for feasting and fellowship, as Muslims thank God for the will and strength to complete the month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting. In Singapore, the morning will start with a special prayer at the mosque, or commonly known as the “Hari Raya Aidilfitri” in Malay, and followed by a celebratory extravaganza. I would like to bring your attention to the fact that Labour Day can be one of the best times to visit Singapore, especially when it falls on a Tuesday like in 2023. This is because by taking one day off on Monday, 1 May 2023, you can enjoy a nice long weekend in Singapore to relax and recharge before heading back to work. Labour Day celebrates workers and the rights of the labor movement, and the traditions include public speeches, workers’ rallies, and demonstrations. Last but not least, Vesak Day is observed on 26 May 2023 and is a very important day for Buddhists as it marks three key events in the life of Buddha: his birthday, the day he achieved enlightenment, and his attainment of Nirvana at the end. It is a public holiday and devotees will normally gather at local temples to meditate, chant verses from the Buddhist scriptures, and give offerings to the monks. In Singapore, you will see many Buddhist flag decorations along the road to celebrate Vesak Day.

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, or CNY, is the most important Chinese festival in Singapore. The date for Chinese New Year changes each year, as it is based on the lunar calendar. Chinese New Year’s Day is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival period lasts for 15 days, beginning from the first day and ending on the 15th day, which is also known as the Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year is the time for reunion and thanksgiving, and is when the young show their respect to the old. Families gather for meals, relatives and friends visit each other with gifts, and special rituals are performed to worship ancestors and heaven. Singaporeans celebrate the festival with many different activities across the island. Maintenance work is commonly performed before Chinese New Year, a practice known as “spring cleaning”. Homes are cleaned from top to bottom to sweep away any bad luck, to make way for good incoming luck, and to welcome the spirit of the new lunar year. It is a time for families to unite and to welcome the new beginning with a fresh start. Chinese New Year’s Eve is perhaps the most exciting part of the festival. It is on this evening that family members from near and far would gather for a joyous reunion dinner, known as “wei lu” in Cantonese. The dinner is extremely sumptuous with all family members gathering to partake in the dishes prepared. Women folk would be busy with the preparation of the dinner as it customarily involves a lot of detailed work and intricate skills in the dishes. After the dinner, the family would sit around in the living hall to watch its line-up of special CNY programmes on television, from the grand performance in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to the live telecast of Song Dafong Fair in Taiwan. Young generations would immerse themselves in the wonderful and exciting world of digital firecrackers and greeting of E-cards. As midnight approaches, firecrackers would be let off at the stroke of midnight to usher in the arrival of the New Year. Children and unmarried grown-ups would be gleefully playing with “kau cim” (labeled sticks) which are carefully placed back into an urn of bamboo sticks asking questions or seek answers from the Chinese fortune sticks. On CNY’s Day, children would receive red packets of “ang pow” from their elders as a form of blessing. A great buffet of selected dishes of meat, poultry, seafood etc. and varieties of cakes and cookies are laid out for any family member for the taking throughout the day. The festive mood continues till the 15th day of the New Year, with the highlight being the Chingay Parade. The whole festival is really a time for imparting and rekindling friendship, for paying gratitude and homage to the ancestors and gods, and a time for having joy and fun with the family.

Good Friday

Good Friday in 2023 falls on April 7. It is a public holiday not only in Singapore but also in other parts of the world. This day is about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. It is a day of mourning in church. For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what they believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world when Jesus Christ died on the cross. Ham is traditionally associated with Good Friday because in the olden days, it was preserved by salting with a large amount of salt, which was necessary in the days before refrigeration. Hot cross buns are a traditional snack on Good Friday. The State Courts, Subordinate Courts and Family Courts are opened for half day on Good Friday at 8.30am to 1.00pm. However, the Supreme Court and the State Courts will be closed on Good Friday. Work in the public and private sectors usually follows the closing of the Courts for half day too. Some of the local churches in Singapore will hold Good Friday service in different languages. Some of them will hold the service in Tamil, Chinese, English, Korean and African. Bus and train services will operate as per normal on Good Friday. However, some of the bus services may be diverted due to the possible road closure for the observance of Good Friday by the churches. The timings of the bus services are maintained as per the normal Friday’s schedule. MRT will keep its operating hours to end at around 11.45pm on Good Friday even though it is a public holiday. In case if anyone wish to engage in any donation events or community service activities for the upcoming Good Friday, they may wish to refer to the list provided for the VWOs of NCSS as to use this opportunity to help the needy and vulnerable in Singapore. Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) are non-profit social service organizations that provide welfare services and engage different groups of volunteers in Singapore. This will also in a way enrich the lives of the volunteers through building meaningful relationships with the beneficiaries and support the efforts to create a caring community in Singapore.

Singapore Hari Raya 2023

The festival begins with Muslims going to the mosque for a special religious service. This is known as “Hari Raya Puasa”. On this day, Muslims thank the Almighty for the help and strength given to them throughout the month of Ramadan, which is the Islamic month of fasting. Muslims fast for a whole month from dawn to dusk. This means not eating or drinking anything, not even water. Fasting is important for Muslims as it is one of the five pillars of Islam. It helps them to be closer to God as it makes them feel the pain that the poor people go through, who do not have the luxuries that others have. No matter how little the poor have, they are always able to find someone to share their food. Therefore, this helps to create a sense of happiness and peace among the Muslims. On “Hari Raya Puasa”, Muslims would also seek forgiveness from their family members and friends. They would do this by visiting the graves of the deceased and also visiting the living, where they would seek forgiveness by saying “I seek forgiveness” and then touch the hands of the other person and place it on their foreheads. I feel that this practice helps to increase the bond between the Muslims and bring them closer together. After that, family members would gather for a meal. I have learnt that the Muslims celebrate the festival with joy. It is a colourful occasion and it is the most important celebration for Muslims. They wear new and colourful clothes and visit the mosque to pray. Also, they would give money to the poor and children. My Muslim friends would also invite me to join them in their celebrations. I would go to different houses and I enjoy myself very much as there is a great variety of food. I can see all types of delicious food. I also enjoy getting “Ang Paos”. These are the monetary gifts that children receive. This festive practice is significant in educating the young not to be attached to material wealth and to learn to share it with others. I had a wonderful time during “Hari Raya Puasa”. I am very happy to be invited and to share their joy. I realise that the beauty of a festival does not lie with the festive practices or traditions but in the meaning of uniting a family, kinship and sharing. I also come to understand how significant it is to the Muslims and the important values behind celebrating this important festival. It is important to us to be able to appreciate and respect the culture and tradition of others. I must say, the experience of learning about others’ culture has given me a good lesson about the importance of respect and understanding. It is a wonderful exposure and it equips me with some knowledge. Last but not least, it is a wonderful experience.

Labour Day

Labour Day in Singapore is celebrated on the first day of May each year as a mark of recognition for all workers. It is a day for working people to show feelings of solidarity and strength given their numerous setbacks. It also seeks to pay tribute to workers around the world for their continuous contribution to the societies in which they live and work. Labour Day is a paid holiday; if the day falls on a Sunday, the next day is declared a public holiday. It is important to note that while Labour Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, the date on which it is observed differs from one country to another. This is because the notion of Labour Day is associated with the “eight-hour movement,” which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. In the 1800s, when industrialization began to take place, the labor force escalated with many people having to work in poor working conditions and for long hours. The workers were advocating for a standard working day of eight hours but their plea was not granted. However, when the United States proclaimed on 1st May as the day to celebrate the “eight-hour movement,” other countries also followed suit. Today, Labour Day is a day of festivities for workers around the world. In Singapore, prior to the introduction of the Employment Act in 1968, workers had to negotiate and work out the terms and conditions of employment with their employers individually. It was not until 1968, when the Ministry of Labour actively promoted and enforced the employment laws, that statutory benefits such as paid public holidays and paid annual leave were given to workers. Currently, paid public holidays and paid annual leave are regulated by the Employment Act and the number of these paid holidays depends on the terms of the employment contract between the employer and the employee. In the event that the employment contract is not clear, the Act stipulates a minimum of 11 paid public holidays. These include National Day, the Chinese New Year, the Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day, Good Friday, Vesak Day, Deepavali, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

Vesak Day

Vesak Day, also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a significant and sacred day for Buddhists all around the world. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Lord Buddha. The day begins with a ceremonial hoisting of the Buddhist flag and the singing of hymns in praise of the holy triple gem: “the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.” There is great significance in doing good deeds on Vesak Day. Buddhists are encouraged to perform acts of generosity by helping those who are less fortunate. It is also a day of reflection, where devotees engage in prayers and meditation, with some monasteries even organizing overnight meditation sessions. Perhaps the most iconic Vesak Day ritual is the ‘bathing of the Buddha’ ceremony. Water is poured over the shoulders of the Buddha statue, which symbolizes the cleansing of a person’s soul from greed, hate, and delusion. Kids are particularly fond of it due to the playful nature of the act and the fact that they are allowed to handle jugs and containers, making offerings and pouring water over the Buddha statues. In Singapore, devotees partake in a grand light-up. This involves decorating and lighting up the entire monastery and the statue of Buddha. The process usually starts weeks ahead, and the lights will stay throughout the entire day of Vesak. It is a beautiful sight that attracts many locals and tourists alike. The light-up ends with a spectacular show that tells the story of Buddha’s life through various performances and exhibits. On Vesak Day, devotees give alms to the poor and needy, as doing good deeds is believed to generate spiritual merit. Many Buddhist temples and societies also organize blood donation drives and provide free vegetarian meals, as part of fostering love and compassion for all beings. Such activities aim to spread the message of peace and loving-kindness taught by Buddhism. Lastly, aside from religious activities, Vesak Day celebrations also see a variety of charity and community work. The young and old, Buddhists and non-believers, work hand-in-hand organizing events such as charity concerts and mass blood donations. The main goal is to raise awareness and help the broader community, which shows how Vesak Day has evolved to become a cultural and socially significant celebration. People from all walks of life are encouraged to take part in these events, regardless of their background or religious belief. In doing so, it strengthens the spirit of compassion and cooperation in society. The next day after Vesak Day is observed as “Hari Raya Puasa,” a major Muslim festival. Hence, public servants in Singapore enjoy a day off on the next following day to Vesak Day.

Travel Tips for Public Holidays in Singapore

When it comes to visiting Singapore on public holidays, one of the most important things to take note of is to plan ahead and ensure that you have accommodation booked. Travellers are always suggested to book their accommodations as soon as they have confirmed their travel dates but some may not know where to start from when choosing their accommodation. It is important that everyone is knowledgeable about the locations and the types of accommodations available. For the upcoming Chinese New Year in 2023, seeking accommodations near Chinatown would be ideal for travellers who are hoping to experience the festive customs and traditions. This is because Chinatown is one of the hotspots for Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore and during this period, the streets within Chinatown will be beautifully adorned with colourful traditional decorations which symbolize good luck and prosperity. Whether it may be a luxurious stay in a hotel or a homey experience in a hostel, providing information on the types of accommodations could assist travellers in making a quicker and informed decision when it comes to booking their stays. Another interesting way to fully immerse in the local culture during the public holidays is to participate in the various local festivities and events. Depending on the different ethnic and cultural practices, visitors will be able to witness a myriad of celebrations and activities taking place throughout the festive periods. For example, during Hari Raya Puasa, visitors can catch a spectacular visual and auditory feast at Geylang Serai where the annual Geylang Serai Hari Raya Light-Up will be launched officially. By exploring the local events, not only travellers will have an authentic experience of the local traditions and customs up-close, they will also be able to mingle and interact with the locals. It is always a rewarding and memorable experience for travellers to step out of their comfort zones, to embrace and respect the local traditions in a foreign land.

Planning Ahead for Accommodation

Firstly, if you are planning to stay in a hotel, do a research on the hotel where you intend to stay. Identify key information such as the location, room rates and the type of accommodation. Most importantly, find out whether the hotel is providing any holiday packages that will help you save some money. Many hotels will offer special packages such as “four days, three nights deals” which seem to be very profitable. Once you have identified what you want, call the hotel for early reservation as most hotels will give at least 10% to 20% discount for early booking. It is advisable to make a credit card reservation because in case you need to cancel the booking, it will not be charged to you as long as you cancel within the specified time. If you are planning to stay in a friend’s or relative’s home, inform them of your intended stay and ask if there is a spare room for you.

Exploring Local Festivities and Events

If you are visiting Singapore during public holidays, you will have the chance to explore and experience local festivities and events. Public holidays in Singapore are an important way of life, as it is an opportunity to bring together people of various cultural and religious backgrounds. As such, you will be able to find a multitude of events and festivals across all corners of Singapore. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, from the Chingay Parade in January and the Singapore International Jazz Festival in March, to more traditional events like Thaipusam and Vesak Day. To find out what lively festivals and events will be happening during the time of your visit, it is best to ask the locals or check with your accommodation for recommendations. If you are staying in a hotel, the concierge should be able to provide you with a list of events and help you with making any travel arrangements. In addition, the Singapore Tourism Board provides a comprehensive list of events happening in Singapore throughout the year on their website, along with useful information such as event overviews, dates and venues. This will be useful for planning your trip and deciding which events you would like to attend. However, if you prefer a more immersive experience, you can take the opportunity to participate in celebrations with the local communities. Many community clubs and societies in Singapore will host open houses and activities during public holidays, welcoming everyone to join in and learn about their traditions and customs. Not only will you get an authentic taste of local culture, it is also an opportunity to make new friends and create lasting memories. By visiting the ‘Community’ section on the official website of Singapore Tourism Board, you will be able to find a variety of community groups and clubs that you can reach out to for a chance to take part in their activities. It’s also good to note that public holidays are the times when certain cultural and heritage sites, museums, as well as family attractions, will organise special programmes and activities suitable for both locals and tourists. Some of these may offer free admissions or shuttle services, so it is a great chance for you to explore more of Singapore without worrying too much about additional costs and transportation. Most importantly, don’t forget to try out local customs and traditions, such as feasting at a traditional Chinese restaurant on the Chinese New Year, or visiting the Indian Heritage Centre during Deepavali. By being respectful and participating in local practices, not only will you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local culture, but it will also make your festive experience in Singapore more meaningful and enjoyable.

Managing Crowds and Traffic

Another important point to consider when visiting Singapore during public holidays is how to manage and navigate around the large crowds and heavy traffic. In general, passengers can expect the crowds and traffic flow in Singapore to be quite manageable, as will be elaborated further in this article. However, there might still be some discomfort and inconvenience to be expected, and it is ideal to plan ahead to avoid disappointment or stress. First and foremost, make sure to book the accommodation that is close to the major attractions and the celebration venues. Make sure to check the packages offered by Singapore tour specialists which include accommodation and transportation. That could save you a lot of hassle in finding and driving to the parking and fighting for the limited parking lot. Especially during Chinese New Year, it is very important to book the accommodation early because most of the hotel rooms will be sold out months before the celebration. Make use of the public transports. The public transport operators in Singapore, such as SMRT and SBS Transit, may extend their services for buses and trains during the festive period. Most of the Chinese temples will ensure that their annual ritual will not obstruct the traffic flow. If Temple Street is blocked for visitors while the MRT station is within an acceptable walking distance, the drivers may park their vehicles somewhere nearby and make their way to the MRT station. Also take note of the restricted zones around the temple area (if any) and the appropriate parking lots for visitors. For example, during the Chinese New Year season, Chinatown is the place where most of the Chinese will go on the first and second day of the Chinese New Year, particularly to Kreta Ayer’s Road, which is closed for the day until 11pm for the light-up and handicraft fair. For the upcoming 2023 Chinese New Year, Kreta Ayer’s Road will be closed from 4pm on January 24, 2023, for the light-up and official opening and closed again on January 25 for the whole day. Therefore, visitors are reminded to find alternative parking and should avoid illegal parking in that area. And also, next year’s Chinese New Year falls on Friday and Saturday, which makes it possible for those who are working to plan for a short getaway to enjoy a four-day long weekend because January 26 and 27, 2023, are public holidays. This might bring a slightly different experience to the celebration.

Trying Local Cuisine during Public Holidays

The rich culture of Singapore is reflected in the diversity of its local cuisine. There is no better time to sample the wide variety of Singaporean food than during a public holiday, when the pace of life slows down and you have more time to enjoy your meals. Most hawker centres and coffee shops that serve local food will remain open during public holidays, but do check their operating hours online or by asking a local. When at crowded places or tourist spots, approach local police officers or the tourism sector representatives, should you require any assistance. If you are looking to book a restaurant for a meal during a public holiday, it is advisable to make a reservation in advance, as many Singaporeans also dine out during public holidays. Most public holidays in Singapore are determined by the lunar calendar and so their dates will vary from year to year. For example, Chinese New Year is the first day of the first month in the lunar calendar, and usually falls between 21 January and 20 February. Other public holidays, such as Vesak Day and Hari Raya Puasa, are scheduled according to the lunar calendar and will move in the Gregorian calendar every year. It is also good to check if there are any upcoming public holidays during your visit to Singapore so that you can plan your itinerary. The research findings from a Visa Global Travel Intentions Study in 2015 showed that many tourists travel to destinations during major events, such as public holidays and festivals. Visa predicted that by 2025, the Asia-Pacific region would see a significant increase in visitor arrivals, with several countries enjoying an average 5 per cent growth in tourist arrivals per year. This is an exciting time for the tourism sector in Singapore, with many public holidays throughout the year and lively festivities and events that will no doubt attract travellers from all over the world. With careful planning, an open mind, and a hearty appetite, you can take advantage of the slower pace of life during a public holiday to try out local dishes and absorb the unique sights and sounds of Singapore.


Undoubtedly, public holidays in Singapore are joyous and play a significant part in the lives of Singaporeans. They are occasions for many to rest, travel, or visit families. For tourists visiting Singapore during these holidays, it’s a great opportunity to experience the unique blend of cultures and traditions in this city-state. Whether you are enjoying the dazzling lights and music of Deepavali, partaking in the reunion dinner for Chinese New Year, or soaking in the festivities during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Singapore’s rich tapestry of holidays will leave a lasting memory. It’s highly recommended to experience the different cultures and traditions by taking part in the various activities such as visiting the bazaars during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, watching the spectacular National Day parade or decorate the houses during Deepavali. The sights and sounds of these celebrations are sure to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. I hope that you have gathered some useful travel tips in this article. Thank you for reading and have a great holiday in Singapore, no matter if it’s a public holiday or not!