For Families Exhibitions

Solar New Year Exhibition

by Haw Par Villa

The universal New Year is 1 January. The Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year, which usually falls in January or February. Slightly later in mid-April, another New Year arrives for a host of communities across South Asia and Southeast Asia. Come learn more about the Solar New Year and the communities which celebrate it.

Solar-New-Year-Exhibition

Solar New Year Exhibition | 7 to 31 May 2022, 9 am to 6pm

The Aw Brothers opened Haw Par Villa to the masses, as a vibrant and educational park for all communities, during a time when there were limited recreational areas for the general public. In keeping with the spirit of the Aw brothers to keep the park inclusive and educational, Haw Par Villa is bringing the communities together yet again to celebrate diversity and heritage.

We are all aware of the universal New Year, 1 January, and the Lunar New Year which usually falls in late January or February. But slightly later in mid-April, another New Year arrives for a host of communities across South and Southeast Asia. The Solar New Year unites a myriad of communities across the Indian subcontinent, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and a part of Southern China.

Come learn more about the Solar New Year and the communities which celebrate it! More information about this exhibition can be found here: https://www.hawparvilla.sg/fat-event/solar-new-year-observation/

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Haw Par Villa

Built in 1937, Haw Par Villa, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted the world Tiger Balm. The eclectic park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion – quirky yet enlightening, at the same time. Since 2015, it has been managed by Journeys Pte Ltd, an award-winning heritage specialist passionate in preserving and bringing the heritage gem to greater heights.

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