Singapore is one of the progressive and modern cities of Asia with perfect blend of east and west. One of the most remarkable aspects of this city is the festivals that are celebrated over here. Since people from different regions and sects reside over here, festivals add a lot of variety to the fun and celebration of the city. It is interesting to note that every month of the year there is festivity to celebrate with music, tradition flowers and colors.
If you are to visit Japan in the coming months, you should know when and where is the cherry blossom festival; take note of the forecast dates of cherry trees opening their blossoms this year.
|Location||Opening||Estimated Best Viewing|
|Tokyo||March 30||April 5 to 14|
|Kyoto||March 29||April 5 to 14|
|Kagoshima||March 28||April 5 to 14|
|Kumamoto||March 26||April 3 to 12|
|Fukuoka||March 27||April 4 to 13|
|Hiroshima||March 29||April 5 to 13|
|Osaka||March 30||April 6 to 14|
|Nara||March 31||April 6 to 14|
|Nagoya||March 29||April 6 to 13|
|Yokohama||March 31||April 6 to 13|
|Kanazawa||April 7||April 12 to 19|
|Nagano||April 13||April 18 to 25|
|Sendai||April 13||April 18 to 25|
|Aomori||April 26||May 1 to 8|
|Hakodate||May 2||May 6 to 13|
|Sapporo||May 4||May 7 to 14|
For the first time in the 18-year history of the Singapore Food Festival (SFF), the SFF Village will be Singapore’s BIGGEST F&B event at the Singapore River!
Come on down for an unforgettable culinary experience with more than 60 food stalls, featuring an array of favourite local and international delights spicing things up, at the Curry and Spice street and Gourmet Promenade. What’s more, over 100 F&B outlets will be offering mouth-watering dining deals for meals that are sure to please!
Get cooking tips from the live cooking demonstrations by chefs at the Curry and Spice Street. Tuck into savoury food and drinks at the outdoor Beer Garden. [Read more…]
Father’s Day 2011 is next Sunday, June 19, in Singapore and many other countries. What’s your Father’s Day gift?
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries and on other days elsewhere. [Read more…]
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Tomorrow (June 6, 2011) is this year’s Dragon Boat Festival (or Chinese call Duanwu)! Rice dumplings (zongzi) is the food people eat on this day. Some friends in Singapore have eaten this traditional Chinese food, have you?
Some friends call this Dumpling Festival? I have no idea where is that from. Rice dumplings is technically not dumplings.
If you are traveling to Myanmar this month, please note from 12 to 21st of April it’s Gazetted Official Public holidays “Myanmar Thingyan 2011” in Myanmar. [Read more…]
Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals in Singapore. It is celebrated on the new moon of the first month according to the lunar calendar, and is a time for family reunions and scrumptious feasts.
Year of Dragon: 2012
January 23 is the traditional beginning of Chinese New Year in 2012, the “Lunar New Year”, we wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year in the year of Dragon!
People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the “Year of the Dragon,” while also bearing the following elemental sign:
- 16 February 1904 – 3 February 1905: Wood Dragon
- 3 February 1916 – 22 January 1917: Fire Dragon
- 23 January 1928 – 9 February 1929: Earth Dragon
- 8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941: Metal Dragon
- 27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953: Water Dragon
- 13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965: Wood Dragon
- 31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977: Fire Dragon
- 17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989: Earth Dragon
- 5 February 2000 – 23 January 2001: Metal Dragon
- 23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013: Water Dragon
- 10 February 2024 – 28 January 2025: Wood Dragon
Do you know that dragon is the only animal in Chinese zodiac sign that is legendary. Wish you a prosperous year in 2012!
Chinese New Year Greeting Messages
Some readers asked for Chinese Lunar New Year greeting messages and phrases, so let’s share some (feel free to share what you know in the comment too): [Read more…]
Thaipusam festival 2012 falls on Feb 7 in Singapore. For the first time, spike or chariot kavadi bearers have been asked to nominate an adult representative in their entourage. [Read more…]
Qixi Festival, also known as Magpie Festival or Chinese Valentine’s Day, falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar; thus its name. [Read more…]