Racial Harmony Day
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|Racial Harmony Day|
|Significance||Commemorates the 1964 race riots|
Racial Harmony Day also represents a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate Singapore's success as a racially harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage. In schools all across the nation on that day, students are encouraged to be dressed in their traditional costumes such as the Cheongsam, the Baju Kurung and Pudavai or Veshti. Traditional delicacies are also featured in the celebrations. Traditional games such as 5 Stones and zero point, are played in schools, where inter-class competitions are sometimes organised.
Designing Kolam and Maruthani been introduced in schools for recent celebrations.
Schools are also encouraged to recite a declaration on religious harmony during the celebrations.