Singapore is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It is a global commerce, financial and transportation hub. Singapore is home to 5.5 million people, has been ranked by the World Bank as the “Easiest place to do business” for more than 10 years. Singapore is one of the five founding members of ASEAN and for the past decade has been the only Asian country with an AAA sovereign rating from all major credit rating agencies. It’s world ranking include – the 4th largest finance center; the 3rd largest oil refining center; the 2nd busiest container port and “Asia’s most influential city” rank by Forbes Magazine.
Singapore - 2021 Holidays & Observances
Countdown parties at the beach, gorgeous fireworks performances, awesome greetings make Singapore an ideal destination in New Year’s Eve. Especially, there will be the biggest countdown party and concert at Marina Bay for people spend their all night.
Chinese New Year is one of the biggest and most celebrated festivals amongst Chinese communities in Singapore and around the world.This occasion marks the start of a new year of posperity and good luck.
In Singapore, Vesak Day usually falls in the month of May, on the 15th day of the fourth month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.
Hari Raya Puasa means "Day of Celebration" .Hari Raya Puasa is a joyous Muslims festival which celebrates the end of Ramadlan. Muslims follow a religion called Islam. Most Muslims in Singapore are Malay,so many of the traditions practiced are Malay.
Singapore used to be a state of Malaysia, but in 1965 it became a nation. The National Day of Singapore is celebrated annually on 9 August, in commemoration of Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965.
Hari Raya Haji, which is known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is celebrated over a period of three days by Muslims all over the world. It is celebrated 2 months after Aidilfitri and is in the 12th month of the Muslim Calendar.
Deepavali, also known as the festival of lights. On this day, Little Indian District of Singapore is fulfilled with dazzling street decorations and fireworks. Indians look forward to this annual event with excitement and joy.
Singapore is a cosmopolitian country with a compound of Eastern and Western holidays. So, besides Chinese New Year, MuslimHari Raya Puasa, or Indian Deepavali, Singaporeans also celebrate Christmas