Learn about our gods, our culture, our traditional crafts and more this CNY

Situated within one of Singapore’s national monuments and leading heritage institution, the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022 at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) pays a vibrant tribute to our roots and takes us back in time as we welcome the Year of the Tiger.

Suitable for all ages, the festival presents an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, including family-friendly lion dance and festive drumming workshops, heritage trails, and novel craft activities.

 

 

This year’s special exhibition, Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art, is the result of a collaboration between SYSNMH and the Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing, China. Showcasing Lunar New Year woodblock prints – known as Nian Hua – from different parts of China, they have been used to decorate Chinese homes for centuries and are able to give us insights into the attitudes and values of the Chinese community.

 

 

Other highlights of the festival include Touring Temples, an exclusive tour of 3 local Chinese temples, where you get to view the door gods found within them and learn more about the legends, artforms, and significance behind these ubiquitous characters, a red packets Letterpress Printing Workshop where participants learn about the process and history behind letterpress printing in Singapore, experience the traditional woodblock printing technique, and get to print their own red packets with a proofing press, and a Lantern Making Workshop, where you learn the basics of traditional lantern making and decoration, and gain a deeper appreciation of Chinese culture.

Also don’t miss out on their Storytelling Sessions on beloved Chinese myths, a Public Talk introduction to Tua Pek Kong, and their Lion Dance Workshop specially for the young ones.

Online programmes will be available on their facebook page, be sure to catch lion dance and traditional face changing performances livestreaming while you're there.

 


Happening from now to 13 Feb, learn more about the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022 here.
Tickers to their panels are now available here.