Vesak Day is being celebrated in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries annually. This is considered to be a public holiday in countries that practices Buddhism such as Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, India and Pakistan. There are times when Vesak Day or Wesak Day in other countries is being referred to as Buddha’s Birthday since it covers the birth, enlightenment (Nirvana) and death (Parinirvana) of Buddha all in the same day in the calendar. (more…)
The most significant Muslim festival in almost all countries around the globe is Eid al Fitr. In Singapore, the celebration is more often referred to as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. The festival signifies the end of fasting or Puasa month.
When is Hari Raya Puasa?
This year, Hari Raya 2012 is said to happen on the 19th of August. It is the 1st Shawal in the Muslim Calendar however the date may still change depending on the first sighting of the moon. It could be a little earlier or later. The first three days of celebration following a one month of fasting are considered to be one of the bests because of the colorful and captivating activities. The Hari Raya Aidifitri also allows you to experience the one of a kind culture and legacy of Malays. (more…)
Even without the famous white snow, Singapore certainly knows how to enjoy the bests of Christmas season. Christmas in Singapore 2012 will again be a street of carnivals where you will witness choirs singing Christmas songs faced by children and their parents.
Embrace early Christmas in Singapore as Orchard Road and Marina Bay lit up the streets at night from November 20, 2012 to January 2, 2013. Don’t be surprised with endless parties all around Singapore as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day arrives. The celebration will continue until New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We advised adults to take their young children and elderlies in other areas to celebrate the event for Orchard Road will definitely be jam-packed with people and performers. (more…)
The Mid-autumn Festival is also popularly known as Chinese Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. It was about 3,000 years ago when Mooncake Festival was primarily called Zhongqiu. Singapore is not the only country that celebrates Mooncake Festival, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Philippines are just a few of them. From the name of the festival, you will already know that the traditional food served on this occasion is mooncake for which a lot of selections are available for each country. (more…)
Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012
Once again, the largest and well recognized marathon is back to give another fun run to everyone. The Singapore Marathon 2012 has been successfully running for nine consecutive years and counting. The two popular sports council in Singapore such as Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) and Singapore Sports Council (SSC) are the main heads behind this Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012. The Singapore Marathon 2012 which is the highlight of annual running Singapore calendar has been spontaneously gathering running participants not only in Singapore but within all the corners of the world since 2002.
The Philippines Holidays 2012 are divided into national holidays and local holidays. Local holidays are based on the demographics of people while national holidays are subdivided into Nationwide Special Holidays and Regular Holidays. The Nationwide Special Holidays in the country are Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippine’s former President), All Saints Day and Last Day of the Year or New Year’s Eve. (more…)
Singapore has various types of residents such as Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Taoists and so, their specific festivities are being celebrated in Singapore together with the country’s very own Singapore Public Holidays 2012. However, not all spiritual commemorations are considered as Singapore public holidays to avoid compromising the economy. (more…)
Malaysia Public Holiday 2012 is divided into two, one that is national and the other is state. National holidays are honored by the whole nation of Malaysia while State holidays are specifically honored by a certain state in Malaysia which depends on its importance to the state. These state holidays would include birthdays of leaders and spiritual and traditional commemorations.
Hari Raya Eid al-Fitr is very popular all over the globe especially in Southeast Asia. Eid al-Fitr or simply abbreviated as Eid is also termed as Lebaran, Eid ul-Fitr, Aidil Fitri or Idul Fitri which all means Big Celebration or Big Day for all Muslims. This important event signals the conclusion of Ramadan. Ramadan is a holy month and during this period, all Muslims are fasting from sunrise to sunset. (more…)
A well-loved festival in Southeast Asia is Hari Raya Puasa that occurs after the holy month of Ramadan, which is a long period of fasting. This event is also known as the Eid ul-Fitr and Aidilfitri.
If you are in hunt for a traditional festival particularly in Southeastern part of Asia where you get to enjoy traditional foods, experience unlimited shopping and live in the calmness of Islamic culture, head to Hari Raya Puasa 2012.