Top 8 Things To Do at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020


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Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 
Date: 1 to 2 Feb 2020
Hour: 10am to 9pm
Admission: Free

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Thinking of places to go to soak up the festive mood this Lunar New Year? Well now, you can add the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) to your list!

Join in the celebrations at the SYSNMH's Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020 with an exciting and interesting line-up of programmes, such as lion dance performances, a mass Lo Hei event, engaging workshops, fringe activities, kids storytelling and craft sessions, an evening concert, and many more.

Here's are the top 8 things to look out for at the Festival:

1. Auspicious Lion Dance Performances

Date: 25 Jan; 1 & 2 Feb 2020
Hour: 10.15am (25 Jan), 6.00pm (1 Feb), 7.00pm (2 Feb)
Admission: No registration required

Lion Dance

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Lion dance performances are a common sight during Chinese New Year as they are believed to be bearers of good luck. Enjoy thrilling and rousing lion dance performances throughout the festive season at the Memorial Hall!

2. Festival of Spring Prosperity Toss

Date: 1 Feb 2020
Hour: 6pm to 6.30pm
Admission: No registration required

Prosperity Toss

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Well of course, Lunar New Year is never complete without the tossing of yusheng or Lo Hei. 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 year ahead!

3. Stories for Children

Date: 1 & 2 Feb 2020
Hour: 2pm to 3pm (Chinese); 5pm to 6pm (English)
Admission: No registration required

Stories for Children

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Discover the legends and myths behind Chinese New Year in our popular storytelling sessions conducted by local authors and veteran storytellers. Join this interactive storytelling session and learn more about why the Chinese celebrate festive occasions with lion dance performances, and other traditional customs of the Lunar New Year! Each session will feature a different story and craft activity.

4. Children’s Lion Dance Workshop

Date: 1 Feb 2020
Hour: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Admission: No registration required

Children's Lion Dance Workshop

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

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. 

5. Festive Chinese Drums Workshop

Date: 2 Feb 2020
Hour: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Admission: No registration required

Festive Chinese Drums Workshop

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Team up with your child, and drum up a storm in this energetic musical workshop! Learn basic drumming techniques used for Chinese percussion instruments and experience a variety of rhythms and beats.

6. Fun with Chinese Ink Painting Workshop

Date: 2 Feb 2020
Hour: 6pm to 7pm
Admission: No registration required

Fun with Chinese Ink Painting Workshop

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Learn basic painting techniques of this ancient craft of Chinese ink painting and create your very own art pieces to bring home!

7. Make Your Own Chinese Seal 

Date: 1 Feb 2020
Hour: 1pm to 4pm
Admission: No registration required

Before signatures became a popular and widely-accepted method of identification, the ancient Chinese used seals or stamps to identify themselves in personal letters or documents. These seals typically featured either the writer’s full or family names. Head over to this craft station, and have fun creating your very own personalised Chinese seal!

8. Evening Concert

Date: 1 & 2 Feb 2020
Hour: 7pm to 9pm
Admission: No registration required

Evening Concert

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Experience wonder and delight in a dynamic and dazzling array of cultural and contemporary performing arts showcases featuring traditional lion dance performances, Chinese drums, face-changing, and many more.






This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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