Wednesday, 29 January 2014

River Hongbao 2014

The celebrations begins on Wednesday and will last till February 8

The annual River Hongbao celebrations will begin on Wednesday night to usher in the Year of the Horse.

This year's celebrations will see more young Singaporeans volunteering compared to last year, while educational and interactive elements will also feature in the festivities.

The celebrations will be held at the Floating Platform @ Marina Bay, and features larger-than-life lantern displays, and local and regional performances by groups such as the Yunnan Opera Theatre and Taipei University of the Arts.

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River Hongbao - Chinese New Year by the River

Chinese Culture

The term “Hong Bao”, meaning red packet, is a monetary gift often associated with Chinese New Year. Symbolising good luck, what better way to usher in the Chinese New Year than at the River Hongbao.

Since 1986, the River Hongbao has been an annual Chinese New Year event that preserves and revives Chinese cultures and traditions. Since then, the event has been a compelling destination for the young and old alike.

To welcome the new year, cultural collaborations between Singapore and China will treat you to an international line up of performances by foreign and local artists. Immerse yourself in rich Chinese cultural activities such as Chinese calligraphy and riddle games, or savour unique delicacies at the food fair.

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