Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024 in Singapore from 16 Jan to 25 Feb

The Wan Qing Festival of Spring traces its roots back to age-old traditions celebrating the arrival of spring and the promise of new beginnings. Over time, it has evolved into a colourful spectacle featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary events, all aimed at promoting cultural appreciation and social bonding.

Organised by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH), this annual event is a cherished tradition that ushers in the Chinese New Year with grandeur and enthusiasm.

The highlight of the festival is the majestic lawn installation, which also serves as a perfect backdrop for those memorable festival photos.

Lawn Installation_ Prosperity All Year LONG (Courtesy of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall)

Titled Prosperity All Year LONG, this year’s lawn installation is a collaboration between SYSNMH and local toy designer and artist Ziqi. It features the designer’s popular character, Dino, reimagined and redesigned in a collaboration with Japanese artist Yasu (EBINEKOYA).

Dressed in auspicious colours of red and orange, the Mononoke Dinos are a modern interpretation of the mythical dragon and as with dragons, they symbolise success, strength, nobility, abundance and good luck. Moreover, the presence of twin dragons represents a “doubling” of opportunities and good fortune in the year ahead.

Beyond its visual appeal, the festival boasts a line-up of family-friendly offerings. Festival-goers can look forward to lion dance and Festive Dragon Lantern making workshop, Dragon’s Beard Candy Making Workshop, Parent-Child Mythical Creatures Bag Making Workshop, Children Lion Dance Workshop and more during the Wan Qing Festival Open House on 17 Feb and 18 Feb! More deets here.

Dragon Lantern Making Workshop (Courtesy of Jimm Wong)
Children Lion Dance Workshop (Courtesy of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall)
Wan Qing Festival of Spring Open House
Date: 17 & 18 February 2024
Time: 10am – 7pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Admission: Free admission with some ticketed activities

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