THE LUNAR NEW YEAR ENDS WITH A PARADE
The Chingay Parade marks the end of the 15 day Lunar New Year celebratory period here in Singapore. "Chingay", derived from the Chinese term zhuangyi, meaning “the art of masquerading”. This is a reference to the stages or floats depicting religious and historical scenes, carried on the shoulders of men in religious festivals, rooted in China.
This parade, held at the Pit Building in Singapore, was quite a sight to see. There were 10,000 performers! Yes, you read that right, performers! Modern day pyrotechnic technology and the mass numbers of performers, making the parade a spectacular light and movement show that was pretty special.