Every year, Singapore throws a massive party to celebrate Chinese New Year 2022. As the start of the new traditional Chinese calendar year is one of the most foremost events in Singapore, it’s no surprise that the city paints red to usher in the Year of the Ox this 2022. The festive period runs from the last day of the final month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th day of the first month. This year, it falls on February 12.
Don’t wonder as the city amps up the annual celebration with all your favorite festive tunes, family reunion dinners, colorful parades, and plenty of lion dances, with some programs available to enjoy from home. Visit our website to know about the best Chinese New Year activities happening around town, which performances to catch, and the top restaurants to book for your family get-togethers.
However, it’s advised by the government that each family is allowed to receive up to eight visitors a day and that individuals should also limit themselves to visiting at most two other families a day, as far as possible, during Phase 3. And when tossing yusheng and during lohei, masks should still be worn and shouting auspicious phrases should be avoided.
No shouting as you lohei
If you are very used to shouting at the top of your lungs each year as you toss yusheng at your usual dining spot. It’s best to refrain from doing so this year. The multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has advised that lohei should be done without saying the usual auspicious phrases. Here’s a tip: Use an app and let the phrases be said out loud by an automated voice. We hear there are several types of apps available so pick your favorite!
Dragon dances have been canceled and lion dances will also not be held at usual public spaces such as coffee shops, residential areas, and neighborhood centers, according to the Singapore Wushu Dragon and Lion Dance Federation.