Archive | October, 2011

Hari Raya Haji

A Sacred Journey Hari Raya Haji, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is celebrated over a period of three days by Muslims all over the world. It remembers the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in the name of God. According to the Islamic calendar, Hijrah, this festival starts on the 10th day […]

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Christmas in the Tropics

Even though Singaporeans don’t get to experience the four seasons, much less snow, we definitely know how to celebrate this joyful time . Christmas in the Tropics is a month-long festival that takes the carnival to the streets in Singapore’s all-year round balmy, summer heat. Open your eyes on visual display of seasonal decorations, and […]

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Deepavali Celebrations 2011

The festival of lights Diwali or Deepavali, commonly known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year according to the Lunar Calendar. Hindus all over the world would celebrate the victory of good over evil or light over darkness, in which oil lamps are lit to thank the Gods for […]

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