5 May 2021 – Even as the COVID-19 situation continues evolving, our festivals should not be forgotten. The annual Duan Wu Carnival held virtually for the first time in 2020 was well received, and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) will continue to partner Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and Toa Payoh Central Community Club to offer a unique virtual Duan Wu experience this year.
One of the highlights this year will be the “Picturesque Duan Wu – A virtual tour of Qu Yuan’s hometown”. Through this virtual tour, you will be brought on an in-depth journey to Qu Yuan’s hometown from the comfort of your own home. You will get to participate in Duan Wu traditions like hanging mugwort, cutting calamus, dragon boat racing, dumpling wrapping, poetry recital through our live-stream programme. The virtual tour will also introduce the evolution of Duan Wu festival in Singapore, as well as Duan Wu practices that are unique to Singapore and China. This virtual tour will be conducted on 13 June 2021 (Saturday) from 3pm to 4.30pm via ZOOM live-streaming in both English and Mandarin. Registration is required for this event.
To promote traditional culture and boost morale, this year’s Duan Wu Art Contest will be based on the theme “A Joyous Duan Wu Festival Celebration” to inspire our youths to present positivity and optimism through their artwork. The contest will have 2 categories – the Children category for children aged 3 to 12 and Youth category for youths aged 13 to 18. Contestants should email their artwork to the Organiser from 20 May to 2 June 2021 11.59pm. The public may log on to official website to vote for their favourite artwork between 3 to 9 June 2021. Online votes and judges’ votes will account for 40% and 60% respectively of the final score. Both categories will award top 3 entries as well as Most Popular Vote Award, with attractive prizes to be given away.
How can Duan Wu celebrations be complete without dragon boat racing? This year, the physical race will be replaced by an online mini game – ‘Dragon boat Hurrah’ – you will stand a chance to win prizes as you indulge in some virtual fun. Participants may scan the QR code on WeChat and enter “SFCCA WeChat Official Account” before clicking on “端午小游戏” to start the game. The preliminary stage for the first 2 rounds of the online mini game will be launched on SFCCA’S official WeChat account from 1 – 8 June 2021, and scores will be tabulated to determine the players who will then be invited to participate in the Final round on 9 June 2021. Vouchers will be awarded to the top 15 finalists.
For more information about Duan Wu Carnival, please visit sfcca.sg/duanwucarnival.
To know more about the virtual tour and Art Contest, please visit our official website or contact SFCCA at 66436479 or email: email@example.com.
Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
About Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
Established in 1985, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) is the apex body of the Chinese clan associations in Singapore, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong named as our first Patron in 2011. The Federation’s primary objectives are to promote understanding and appreciation of Chinese language, culture and values; to lead the Chinese clan associations in Singapore, as well as, organise and support educational, cultural and community activities. The Federation now boasts a membership of over 230.
For more information, please visit http://www.sfcca.sg/en.
About Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre collaborates with arts and cultural groups and community partners to promote and develop local Chinese culture. Through engaging and accessible content, we hope to nurture greater appreciation of our multi-cultural identity and a stronger sense of belonging.
Opened by our Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 19 May 2017, our centre in the heart of the city welcomes everyone to enjoy exhibitions, fairs, performances, seminars, talks, workshops and other cultural activities throughout the year.
For more information, please visit https://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/.
About Toa Payoh Central Community Club
Toa Payoh Central Community Club was set up in 1965 as part of People’s Association’s network of community clubs with the objective of promoting racial harmony, social cohesion as well as strengthen the channels of communication between the people and the government.
A place for residents of all ethnicities to gather and interact, the Toa Payoh Central Community Club offers a myriad of activities and programmes to enrich their lifestyles and improve their life skills.
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