Singapore has long history of immigration. Around 5 million populations comprised of Chinese, Malays, Indians and Asians. 42% of total populations are foreigners as workers and came to here for studying. It is second most dense country after Monaco.
Being multicultural nation, you can have many colorful festivals throughout the year. The festivals of Singapore are primarily centered on age-old myths and traditions, religion and family. The cultural celebrations of Singapore are open to all. You could have spent most of days being a part of any festivals celebrating throughout the years.
You could have festivals from January month where you like many festivals like Chinese New Year, Parade, and Singapore River Hong Bao. We will have more details for them.
Chinese New Year: This is one of the best festivals in Singapore. You will enjoy this festival for 42 days covering January and February. It is the unique festive time of Singapore. It is the best time to visit Singapore. It is one of most special festivals of Singapore and you will get the liveliest events at Chinatown. Says focussingapore.
Chingay Parade: It is held in Orchard road in month of January or February. It is considered best street festival of Singapore. It contains with samba dancers, ion dancers, stilt walkers and floats.
Hari Raya Puasa: This is held in month of January probably 19th January denoting ending of Ramadan. Ramadan is the holy month for the Muslims. After sunset, the vendor stalls in the Arab street district near the Sultan Mosque sell food. Says focussingapore.
Thaipusam: It is celebrated in Little India at date of 31 January at Sri Thandayuthapani Temple and Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai.
Singapore River Hong Bao : River Hongbao has been Singapores annual signature event to usher in the Chinese New Year since 1987. Immerse in the rich Chinese culture and festive atmosphere of the Lunar New Year with the fairyland of lighting decorations, savour mouth-watering food from food street and cooking demonstrations, purchase souvenirs from the handicraft and specialty stalls, have fun at the carnival and enjoy traditional and contemporary Chinese song and dance performances. Says sgcgo.