The word Chingay comes from the Hokkien dialect which means "the art of masquerade". Born in 1973, this national holiday began as a neighborhood parade and became a parade playing in a grand parade that showcases the rich culture of multi-ethnic Singapore. It is not uncommon to see dragons flying in the sky at this international cultural event of great magnitude. Join the parade of dancers, acrobats and beauty queens who travel from City Hall to Suntec City.