Deepavali, also known as ‘The Festival of Lights’ or ‘Diwali’, is the annual Hindu celebration signifying the triumph of light over darkness. Look forward to an amazing display of bright festive lights, decorations and installations as Hindus all over the world partake in this festival!

Deepavali falls on 14 November 2020 this year and here is our round-up of Deepavali events that you can look forward to in Singapore.

#1 Celebrate This Deepavali at the Indian Heritage Centre
Celebrate Deepavali at Indian Heritage Centre
This year, our digital offerings will explore the unique ways that Deepavali is observed in Singapore by tapping on the collective memory of our communities, highlighting their stories, and engaging in conversations on what Deepavali and its customs and traditions mean to them.

Date: 14 October to 14 November 2020
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre

For more information, visit Deepavali @ Indian Heritage Centre.

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#2 Saturdays@ACM
Saturdays@ACM Asian Civilisations Museum
Get ready for Deepavali. Create your own Kolam or Rangoli-inspired decoration with our video tutorial. Welcome the Festival of Lights at ACM!

Date: 31 October to 27 November 2020
e-Venue: Online
For more information, visit Saturdays@ACM.

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#3 Celebrate Deepavali with Spice & Everything Nice
Deepavali at National Museum Singapore Lets Make Rangoli
On 7 November 2020, the National Museum of Singapore will be having its first digital Deepavali experience. Enjoy a unique music presentation, hear a lively exchange between an Ayurvedic practitioner and a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner about the use of spices in dishes, listen to stories about the Festival of Lights and watch an artist create a Rangoli live online, all from the comfort of your homes!

Date: 7 November 2020
e-Venue: Online
For more information, visit Celebrate Deepavali @ National Museum of Singapore.

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#4 Let’s Learn About…Deepavali!

This month, Let’s Learn About…Deepavali! Find out more about this festival of lights and play a memory game based on ACM’s collection of oil lamps.

Date: From 7 November 2020
e-Venue: ACM Website

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Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.


It is the year-end November & December holidays. We have compiled a list of November-December School Holidays 2020 Activities for Kids. Click on the image below to find out more.

November December Holiday Activities in Singapore

For other upcoming events, visit Events in Singapore.

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