Date(s) - 05 February 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newton Food Center
Dear Members & Friends,
Come join us for the next guided tour : Thaipusam, one of the most interesting Hindu festival during which devotees enter a trance like state¬†and some have their bodies pierced by metal spikes.
A colourful procession then takes place with¬†participants carrying heavy, richly decorated “kavadis” from a temple in Serangoon Road and walk 4 km¬†to another Hindu temple. Along the way, our guide Charlotte will explain about the legends and rituals¬†of Thaipusam and a chance to observe the procession and enjoy the atmosphere, music, chanting and¬†clapping of the participants. At the temple, we will see how the devotees prepare for this momentous walk. The¬†bus then takes us to the end of the procession where you can witness the devotees taking out the spikes¬†with nary a drop of blood.
1. Please dress modestly and put on comfortable foot wear that is easy to slip on/off as they have to¬†be removed at the entrances to the temples.
2. There is no refreshments stop, so please a bottle of water.
Date: Sunday 5th of February 2023
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Fees: $45 for members, $55 for non-members
Meeting point: In front of Newton Hawker Centre facing the parking.
I am looking forward to seeing you there !
Registration is mandatory¬†if you wish to attend this event.
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