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Thaipusam 2014 (16 Jan 2014 - 17 Jan 2014)

From 16 Jan 2014 To 17 Jan 2014

Time 23:00 - 00:00

Thaipusam 2014

Thaipusam 2014

Type: Festival

Held during the full moon of the 10th Tamil month, called Thai, which will fall this year in January Thaipusam is a Hindu festival that is celebrated each year within the Tamil community in Singapore. On this day, devotees seek blessings and offer their thanks by carrying milk pots and wooden Kavadis along a 5 km walk.

Some devotees pierce their tongues with skewers while others pull a Kavadi on wheels attached by hooks to their upper back skin. They leave one after the other the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple to go on the 5km walk to join Sri Thendayuthapani Temple on Tank Road.

If you want to watch the Thaipusam spectacle, we suggest to start your journey at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at around 9 am to watch the preparations of the devotees. While chanting and meditating they are getting their skin pierced to carry the Kavadi. You could then leave the temple with one group as they get their blessings and walk with them along Serganoon Road, which is the procession route until Tank Road.

The Thaipussam festival is a spectacle attracting quite a crowd even though it is not an event that is widely known. However, expect traffic to come to stand still on some parts along the way through Little India.

Learn more about the Thaipusam Festival in our article and watch our Thaipusam video to better understand what this festival is all about.

Due to the recent riot in Little India, the Police will apply some limitations on the sale of alcohol in Little India and its consumption along the Thaipusam procession route. It will be effective in Little India from 6pm on 16 January to 6am on 20 January 2014.

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