Chinese New Year - Lunar New Year in Singapore

Chinese New Year 2020 in Singapore

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020: 6 Things To Look Forward To At The Festive Light Up & Year Of The Rat Celebration

The first day of Chinese New Year 2020 in Singapore falls on Saturday, 25 January 2020 and the upcoming year is known as Chinese Year of the Rat. Also known as the Lunar New Year, the festival is celebrated as a time of reunion with family with friends, and plenty of feasting too.

Chinese New Year’s Eve is traditionally the time for reunion dinners. It is followed by visitations with the extended family and friends over the next few days.

With Chinese New Year 2020 falling on a weekend in Singapore, Monday, 27 January 2020 is a public holiday and Tuesday, 28 January 2020 is a off day for most schools in Singapore. This makes a nice long break to celebrate with the start of the Lunar New Year.

Here is a collection of various things to do and ideas on celebrating Chinese New Year 2020 in Singapore.

What’s Happening During Chinese New Year 2020 in Singapore

Chinese New Year Events 2020


River Hongbao 2020: Lanterns, Fireworks And Hunting For Virtual Zodiac Animals

River Hongbao 2020 is back with larger-than-life lantern sets, fireworks, interactive exhibits and a virtual hunt for zodiac animals. The Chinese New Year carnival will take place at The Float at Marina Bay from...

8 Family-Friendly Things To Do Over The Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020 In...

Hurray for the Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020! With a three-day break from 25 to 27 Jan 2020, plus an extra day of holiday for school children on Tuesday, 28 Jan, you may...

Chinese New Year Highlights 2020


The Story of Nian: Chinese New Year & The Legend Of The Monster

The story of Nian tells of how a monster terrorises a village and eventually led to many of the Chinese New Year traditions. The legend has a central place in Chinese New Year lore...

5 Highlights Of Gardens By The Bay Spring Surprise 2020: Celebrate Chinese New Year...

Welcome in the Year of the Rat at Gardens by the Bay Spring Surprise 2020. Stretching from 27 Jan to 9 Feb 2020, this Lunar New Year celebration features free family-friendly shows, exciting festive...

Chinese New Year Videos

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[Video] 3 Chinese New Year Crafts

It's the start of yet another New Year in the Chinese calendar! Try these three easy crafts that will be sure to add that splash of red to the house and brighten up the...
How To Lo Hei Like A Pro With Auspicious Lo Hei Sayings And Words

[Video] How To Lo Hei Like A Pro With Auspicious Lo Hei Sayings And...

Lo hei or yusheng is a Chinese New Year tradition. This dish, along with the auspicious sayings or words that accompany it bid good tidings for the year ahead as everyone “tosses up the...

Chinese New Year Indulgences

Where to Buy Gorgeous Cheongsams and CNY Wear

Where to Buy Gorgeous Cheongsams and CNY Wear

Say goodbye to the Year of the Ox and sashay into the Year of the Tiger with a spiffy, head-turning cheongsam. Here, we’ve curated some of the best labels to check out, with styles that...
tang yuan

How To Make Tangyuan: Glutinous Rice Dumplings In Ginger Syrup

A symbol of harmony, unity and reunion, tangyuan or glutinous rice balls are a popular festive food that is commonly eaten during festivals such as the Yuanxiao Festival, Winter Solstice Festival and even during...

Chinese New Year Decorations and Craft Ideas

Chinese New Year Decorations: Decorate To Get Into The Festive Mood

Chinese New Year Decorations: Decorate To Get Into The Festive Mood

Get into the festive spirit by putting up Chinese New Year decorations. Red and gold are the auspicious colours for the season and will definitely help to get you into the xin nian mood....
Chinese New Year Craft: Make An Ox Decoration

Chinese New Year Craft: Make An Ox Decoration

With Chinese New Year around the corner, how about making a simple craft with kids for the Year of the Ox. Get little fingers busy with some creative colouring and assemble your very own...

Spring Cleaning Ideas

Where to Recycle E-Waste In Singapore: Don’t Throw Away Your Devices!

Where to Recycle E-Waste In Singapore: Don’t Throw Away Your Devices!

Did you know that electronic devices and office equipment can be recycled? Yes, and they should be disposed properly and not into the common waste bin or down the chute! Next time your laptop or mobile...
5 Handy Tools to Get the Kids Involved in Spring-cleaning

5 Handy Tools To Get Kids Involved In Spring-Cleaning

The usual tradition of spring-cleaning heralds in the new year. Get all hands on deck so many hands make light work. Involving the children in spring-cleaning also helps inculcate a sense of responsibility for their home....

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Peranakan Chinese New Year Greetings

At Chinese New Year, auspicious greetings are part of the traditions that we keep. Nian Nian You Yu (年年有余), Xue Ye Jing Bu (学业进步) and many others are part of our Chinese New Year...

Five Tips On Handling Awkward Comments And Questions During CNY Visitations

Chinese New Year can be a stressful time of the year, especially for those of us who have to face relentless questioning by relatives and live up to the expectations of the older generation....