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01 - 02 Feb‘20

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020

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Post Category - Arts + Culture , Fun + GamesArts + Culture , Fun + Games

1 – 2 February 2020
10am – 9pm

Usher in the Year of the Rat at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Lunar New Year celebrations! Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020 presents an exciting line-up of festive offerings suitable for all ages, including auspicious lion and dragon dance performances, Chinese painting and drumming workshops, heritage tours and trails, and craft activities for the little ones. Join the Memorial Hall’s signature mass lohei and toss to bountiful luck and prosperity, get your zodiac predictions for the new year, enjoy an evening concert of contemporary and traditional performing arts, and more.

Take the chance to also snap a photo with our two-metre tall festive art installations. Produced by Hong Kong collectible label, BigBoysToys, in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, “Lunar Guardians” is an outdoor installation that pays homage to the ancient Chinese art of lion dance. Featuring two lion dance-inspired sculptures designed in a contemporary “mecha” anime style, this installation juxtaposes tradition with modernity, and encourages conversations about the significance and evolution of traditions in our rapidly changing world. This installation will be on display on the lawn of the memorial hall from 4 January until 9 February 2020.

  1. Festival Highlight – Auspicious Lion Dance Performances

25 January; 1 & 2 February
10.15am (25 Jan), 6pm (1 Feb), 7pm (2 Feb)
No registration required

Lion dance performances are a common sight during Lunar New Year as they are believed to be bearers of good luck. Revel in the festivities and usher in the Year of the Rat at the Memorial Hall with exciting lion dance performances throughout the festive season!

  1. Festival Highlight – Festival of Spring Prosperity Toss (Supported by Kwong Cheong Thye)

1 February
6pm – 6:30pm
No registration required

Lunar New Year festivities are not complete without the tossing of yusheng for good fortune. Also known as Lo Hei in Cantonese, it is believed that the higher you toss the yusheng, the better your prospects and fortune in the year ahead. Join over 200 visitors from all walks of life in the Memorial Hall’s signature mass outdoor Lo Hei and toss to bountiful luck and prosperity for the Lunar New Year!

  1. Lunar Guardians’ Sketching Workshop (Supported by Bigboystoys)

1 & 2 February
11am – 12pm
No registration required

Produced by Hong Kong collectible label, BigBoysToys, the memorial hall’s festive art installation, “Lunar Guardians” pays homage to the ancient Chinese art of lion dance. Featuring two lion dance-inspired sculptures designed in a contemporary “mecha” anime style, this installation juxtaposes tradition with modernity, and encourages conversations about the significance and evolution of traditions in our rapidly changing world. Join this fun sketching workshop by Hongkong artist, Foon Wong and learn how to draw your very own “Lunar Guardian”!

  1. Children’s Lion Dance Workshop (Supported by Martial House)

1 February
4:30pm – 5:30pm
No registration required

Get into the festive spirit with this interactive children’s lion dance workshop that promises unforgettable fun for the whole family! Learn basic movements from expert instructors, have fun playing the cymbals and drums, and discover the origin stories of the art of lion dance.

Event Price

Free!

Event Location

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874