If a single event could capture the essence of Singapore’s unique multicultural personality, it would be the Chingay Parade—an annual marvel of dazzling floats, dancing dragons and stilt walkers.

It may be held during the Chinese New Year festivities, but this wondrous event brings together people and performances from across Singapore’s cultural spectrum, and is celebrated by Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians alike.

Cheerleading Association performance at Chingay Parade

With all its noise and gaiety, the parade was mooted over four decades ago as a way to compensate for the ban that had been placed on firecrackers, a customary Chinese New Year practice to drive away evil spirits.

Malay cultural performance at Chingay Parade

With the theme "Blossom", the 2024 Chingay showcase signifies the growth, transformation and flourishing of both individuals and communities and Chingay's aspiration for like-minded people to come together to blossom as one community.

Set to take place at the F1 Pit Building on 23 and 24 February 2024, this year's edition will feature local works of art, music and dance performances and the colourful floats that have become an iconic part of the festival.

For more and the latest information on Chingay 2024, visit the official website, @PAssion Chingay Club on Facebook or @ChingaySingapore on Instagram.