Chingay Parade Singapore, 2023
February 3 - February 4
S$20 – S$60
There is no event that encapsulates the multi-cultural nature of Singapore than the Chingay Parade, held each year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Literally meaning costume or masquerade in Hokkien, the parade will see dragon dances and stilt walkers as well as a dazzling display of floats.
Originally, the parade was conceived as a way of compensating the Chinese community for the ban on the use of firecrackers across the city. The parade drives out the evil spirits as is traditional in Chinese New Year celebrations.
However, now the Chingay Parade has become the largest street performance and parade in Asia. Its route stretches from the F1 Pit Building, then goes around the rear of the Singapore Flyer and towards the NS Square, which is the floating platform in Marina Bay.
2023 marks the 51st Chingay Festival. Details of what is happening can be found here, where you can also listen to the official song Embrace the Future, and discover more about the D:2 Dance Competition 2023.
The theme for Chingay 2023 will be Embrace Tomorrow. The concept is that people should treasure today and embrace the future.
The colourful Chingay Parade will reflect the multi-ethnic community, and be performed in front of a street-style container art backdrop co-created by Singapore youth. The Chingay floats will include 17 community co-created mini floats. There will also be light displays, cultural performances and, of course, a firewrk display.
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Where is the Chingay Parade?
From F1 Pit Building to NS Square, Singapore.
When is the Chingay Parade 2023?
3 and 4 February, 2023, 8pm.
Chingay Parade 2021 Tickets
Tickets can be bought and further information found here. Tickets range from $20 to $60 (excluding booking fee).
Can be found here.
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