The Lunar New Year is one of the most beloved festivals in Chinese culture, with roots that date back over 3500 years. This ancient tradition is celebrated in a variety of ways on our island, with the River Hongbao being one of the most iconic events.
Held at NS Square (the Marina Bay floating platform) during 23 January – 1 February 2020, this iconic event has become an integral tradition of Singapore’s Lunar New Year celebrations for locals and tourists alike.
This lively festival offers a special Chinese cultural experience that is a feast for your senses. Visitors to the celebration will be astounded by the larger-than-life lanterns depicting figures of Chinese myth and legend, handcrafted onsite by craftsmen from China. Crowd favourites include the God of Fortune, and of course, the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. A myriad of activities ranging from amusement rides to carnival games, will ensure that there is never a dull moment. Performances from international and local troupes can also be expected on a nightly basis.
Take a breather amid the cacophony of sights and sounds and treat your taste buds to a spread of exotic delicacies served at the outdoor Food Street. Keep an eye on the sky for displays of fireworks, which will be happening every day of the festival. This year’s festival boasts four distinct styles of fireworks, made by companies hailing from across the world.