Saturday, February 8, 2014

ChinGay 2014 (Colours of Fabric, One People)

On the 7th February 2014, which is the 8th day of Chinese New Year, I am extremely fortunate to attend ChinGay 2014 Street Parade which is organised by The People's Association.

Many people from all walks of life are happily attend this yearly National event which held at F1 Pit. ChinGay is also the largest street performance and float parade in Asia.

Do you know that ChinGay parade have been in Singapore more than 40 years? ChinGay was founded by the Then Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew in the 70's.

ChinGay was introduced in Singapore during the 70's due to the ban on firecrackers. To the Chinese, firecrackers are very important during the Chinese New Year. As it is a customary practice to drive away the evil spirits.

To compensate for the ban on firecrackers, The People's Association will held a street parade during the Chinese New Year.

In the 1976, it also included other races to performance in ChinGay parade to celebrate this event together.

In 1987, ChinGay included international flavour to perform. Since then, many international artistes and troupes visit Singapore to perform and also celebrating the Chinese New Year with us.

This year the theme for ChinGay 2014 will be known as Colours of Fabric, One People. Do you know that this year ChinGay are very unique and special? As there are many organisers will be joining in this street Parade for the first time! Those are, The Ballet, Singapore Getai and many more.

For the first day of ChinGay 2014, the guest of honour who will be gracing for this street parade event are The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

It was a great and wonderful night to enjoy ChinGay 2014. You should not miss it! Visit to my Facebook Page here to view more photos.

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