Racial Harmony Day in Singapore is a time when we remember not to let racial differences divide us but instead appreciate and value our differences. Falling on 21 July, Racial Harmony Day commemorates the 1964 communal riots, and is a reminder not to take the social compact in Singapore for granted.
This year, there are multiple ways to mark Racial Harmony Day through events and activities being held all around Singapore.
Here are some Racial Harmony Day events where Singaporeans from all walks of life can come together as one.
Racial Harmony Day Events & Activities
Harmony Sports Fiesta 2023
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On 22 and 23 July, head down to OCBC Square at Singapore Sports Hub for the inaugural Harmony Sports Fiesta. This event brings sports to the community and is an opportunity for families from different race and religious backgrounds to bond through sports, games and food.
A key highlight of this Racial Harmony Day event is a mass multi-cultural dance workout that incorporates signature moves from the various cultural art forms that everyone can join in.
Get more details about the Harmony Sports Fiesta.
Racial Harmony Day Open House 2023: Let’s Walk – Celebrating Harmony
Pay a visit to Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Indian Heritage Centre and celebrate Racial Harmony Day on 22 and 23 July 2023. Experience a variety of cultural programmes, free drop-in activities and live performances, and get a deeper understanding of our multicultural roots.
Amongst the highlights is the performance Same Same But Different: A Theatrical Experience for Families. During this ticketed interactive storytelling session, participants will try their hands at various activities including creating their own hand mirror, henna art and other activities. Tickets for this performance have been sold out.
There are also ticketed workshops and free drop-in activity stations at both Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Indian Heritage Centre. Get more details about Let’s Walk – Celebrating Harmony at the two heritage institutions.
Ayer Rajah-Gek Poh’s Racial Harmony Potluck
Ayer Rajah-Gek Poh CCC and GROs are holding a Racial Harmony Potluck 2023 on 22 July at Teban Neighbourhood Park. The organisers are aiming to break the Singapore Book of Records by having more than 1,500 participants bring 200 homecooked dishes to share with one another.
Tickets can be purchased at Ayer Rajah CC, Pandan Gardens RN Centre, Teban Gardens RN Centre, Teban Place Residents’ Network Centre at $2/pax.
Activities at this Racial Harmony Day event include a Costume Competition, a multi-racial themed children art competition and interactive booths.
Get more details here.
Sengkang Harmony Carnival 2023
The Sengkang Harmony Carnival 2023 will be held on Sunday, 23 July, 1 pm to 4 pm, at Sengkang Grand Mall’s Atrium. There will be live food stations and cultural performances. One of the highlights of the event is a vow renewal segment with 30 couples from different racial and religious backgrounds.
Get more details about the Sengkang Harmony Carnival.
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Harmony Carnival
The carnival on 29 July includes inter-cultural dance performances, as well as food and cultural booths from the various racial groups.
Get more details about the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Harmony Carnival.