You may find Singapore National Day Celebrations intriguing as well as exciting.
Singapore celebrates its 47th National Day on the 9th of August, 2012. Usually the ceremony is held at the Padang, Marina Bay or at the National stadium; two of the greatest attractions in the country.
The first ever National Day Celebration was held in 1966, after Singapore gained independence from Malaysia.
Behind Singapore's independence lies a reamrkable story. A cultural conflict became the root cause for the Malaysian parliament to expel Singapore from the Federation of Malaysia. Lee Kuan Yew is a well respected statesman and the first Prime Minister of Singapore, who governed the independent state for three decades, after the Malaysian parliament declared it a sovereign nation.
In the modern world, Singapore is the only country to have gained independence against its own will. This is believed to be the reason, that to date, Singapore calls this great event as National Day and avoids classifying it as its Independence Day.
The prominent facet of this national holiday is the National Day Parade. It is a vibrant feature which includes an assortment of floats and troupes of performers adding colour and energy to the atmosphere. Over the years the event has grown to become a leading national occasion in Singapore. The climax of the experience is undoubtedly the fireworks display, which sets the sky ablaze with colour.
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