Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world, especially where there is a large Chinese Community.
In 2017, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Singapore is one of those countries which celebrates the Chinese New Year in a grand manner. In Singapore Chinese New Year is a three day event.
Singapore has a large Chinese community and Chinese New Year is one of the city’s most popular annual events, with a parade and special performances.
Chinese New Year celebrations mainly take place in the Singapore’s Chinatown where the key streets – Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge are completely lit up with lights.
Streets of the city come alive with the sounds of traditional music and the sights of hanging red lanterns.
The city will welcome the year of horse with horse-shaped lanterns which will be lit across the entire Chinatown in Singapore.
The Chinese New Year Parade is Singapore’s Chinatown features lion dancers, fire eaters and female dance troupes and lots more.
The centrepiece of the festivities is the Chingay Parade, a grand carnival-like street parade with dazzling floats, thrilling spectacles like fire-eaters, magicians and sizzling dance acts which takes place on 8th day after the Chinese New Year Day.
Another popular annual Chinese New Year event is the River Hongbao event held on the Marina Bay Floating Platform and the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade on the 15th day after the Chinese New Year Day.
Most of the Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017 taking place in Singapore will be broadcast LIVE on local TV channels like – Channel 5, Channel News Asia, Okto, Channel 8, Suria, Vasantham, etc.