Vesak Day is the most important day in the Buddhist calendar, marking the birth of the Buddha. It is no surprise, then, that Singapore’s vast Buddhist community drops everything in order to pay their respects at local temples. Other activities include candlelight processions, statue bathing and releasing caged animals back into the wild.
Singaporean theaters become packed, playing host to the country's national arts festival. Expect a mix of local and international acts; some world-renowned and some that are just starting out. In the line-up you'll find visual arts, dance, theater and music - all promoting the island’s rich and diverse culture.
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