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Chingay Parade Singapore, 2022
February 12 - February 13
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.
2022 marks the 50th Chingay Festival. Details of what is happening can be found here. However, once more it will be a virtual event due to Covid
Chingay 2020 was based on the theme of Colours in Harmony, reflecting Singapore’s multiculturalism and diversity. Some 6,000 performers volunteered to participate in the People’s Parade.
Highlights of Chingay 2020 included:
- Opening ceremony with the release of 200-metre long firecrackers
- The longest Flying Dragon in the World
- Stilt walkers versus Sky Runners
There were light displays, cultural performances and, of course, a firewrk display.
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Where is the Chingay Parade?
Usually from F1 Pit Building to NS Square, Singapore, but in 2021 the Parade will be a virtual event.
When is the Chingay Parade 2021?
12 February, 2021, 8pm.
Chingay Parade 2021 Tickets
It will be a virtual event with live webcast.
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