There are many festivals in the Chinese calendar, but the following have been selected because of their significance and they are widely practised by all the dialect groups of the Singapore Chinese community.

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Festivities

Duanwu Jie

Duanwu Jie falls on the 5th day of the fifth lunar month.  The festival commemorates the patriotic poet Quyuan.  

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Chinese Customs and Festivals 

Spring Festival

The Spring Festival (Chun Jie) is the most important and elaborate of all the traditional Chinese festivals.

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Qing Ming Festival

Qing Ming is a time to remember the dead and the dearly departed.

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Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Jie)

Duanwu Jie falls on the 5th day of the fifth lunar month.  The festival commemorates the patriotic poet Quyuan.  

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Qi Qiao Festival

Qi Qiao is one of the more romantic Chinese festivals.

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Hungry Ghost Festival (Zhong Yuan Jie)

Zhong Yuan Jie, which is popularly known as the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts, actually falls on the 15th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar.  More

Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhong Qiu Jie)

Mid-Autumn Festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.

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Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi)

Winter Solstice is the thanksgiving festival of the Chinese calendar.

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Funeral Rituals

Funeral Rituals have always been viewed as an important part of Chinese social life.

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