Chingay Parade – Lighting up Streets of the Lion City

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The popular Chingay Parade is one of the most popular events that are held on the day of the customary Chinese New Year. At present it has developed into a major street event which boasts the presence of the procession of myriad colors. The origin of this parade comes from China even though it is an annual street pageant that is taken place in both Singapore and Malaysia to commemorate the date of birth of the Chinese gods. The term Chingay was created by the Chinese people living in South East Asia.

Chingay means True Art according to Penang, and a mini adorned stage according to Singaporeans. You will witness a glamorous show off jugglers, dragon dancers, clowns, lion dancers, acrobats and percussionists bringing to the street into a whole carnival and bringing joy to all its spectators. The first Chingay parade was organized in 1973 and in the 1990’s it became an event which happened from evening to night and an outstanding array of displays to impress the crowd. During the past years the parade covered almost all the key areas of Singapore like Chinatown, City hall, Outram Park and Orchard Road. People of all ages, be it kids or adults participate in this vibrant procession celebrating and sharing the joy and delight of this ceremonial day. This is a day that everyone whether you are a Singaporean or not can dress up and party down the streets to celebrate the dawn of the spring bloom. It is indeed a beautiful experience that one can have in life where all the families get to the street fully clad under the sparkling and glimmering lights of the night.

Since recently many schools and clubs with about 2000 performers joined the parade with bravura Samba music which shook the streets of Singapore. Raffles Hotel Singapore is an ideal place that tourists who participate in the parade can stay in. In this luxury hotel Singapore you will experience true Singaporean hospitality blended with lavishing treats. This Singapore hotel will never let you down so it’s always worth a try if you are on vacation to the Lion city.

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