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(1) Police contingent marching through the streets.

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(2) Giant floats in the parade.

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(3) Spectators braving the rain to enjoy the first National Day festivities.

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(4) Participants from various youth groups taking part in the parade.

August 1966 - Parade of parties

Aug 5, 2017 5:50 AM

If you always felt that you should get more than one day off for National Day, then go back in time to the 1960s. Singapore's first National Day, celebrated on Aug 9, 1966, was a week-long affair involving a massive parade, fireworks, floats, cultural shows, and dinner parties.

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