Deepavali 2017 in Singapore falls on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Wondering what to do on the Deepavali public holiday in Singapore? Here are five events that will be taking place in conjunction with the Festival of Lights.
Indian Heritage Centre Deepavali Open House
14, 15, 17 and 18 October
To celebrate Deepavali, the Indian Heritage Centre Deepavali Open House is being held on 14, 15, 17 and 18 October 2017. With games and freebies, festivities are in full swing at the Indian Heritage Centre located at Campbell Lane. Get your hands henna-ed, learn about the historic district on a festive edition of the Little India Heritage Trail and take part in a rangoli activity in the afternoon. Get more details here.
Singapore Philatelic Museum Deepavali Open House
18 October, 10 am to 5 pm
Make your own decorative rangoli sand art, take part in a cultural quiz and try designing a festive stamp on special scratch art paper. Be sure to admire the stamps at various ongoing exhibitions as well at the Singapore Philatelic Museum’s Deepavali Open House on 18 October 2017. More details here.
Let’s Light Up Little India
17 October, 4 pm to 9 pm
NIGHT FESTIVAL!: A Rundown of All the Light Sculptures You Can See
Immerse yourself in cultural performances and activities at the Project Oasis in Little India (POLI) site at Clive Street and join the community in lighting up coloured lamps for Deepavali. Get more information here.
National Gallery Singapore’s Deepavali Open House
18 October, 10 am to 7 pm
Enjoy free admission to National Gallery Singapore’s galleries and participate in hands-on art activities as part of the art gallery’s open house. More information here.
Istana Deepavali Open House
22 October, 8.30 am to 6 pm
The grounds of the Istana will be open to the public on Sunday, 22 October, for the Deepavali Open House. Enjoy performances and activities around the gardens or go on a tour the Istana building and its displays of state gifts received from other countries. Find out more.