Happy Singapore National Day and Avani Avittam and Raksha Bandhan

RAKSHA BANDHAN is called Avani Avittam in South India. This falls on the full moon day of the month of Sravan (August-September). It is an important Hindu festival. Hindus wear a new holy thread and offer libations of water to the ancient Rishis on this day.

On 9th August 2006, Singapore celebrates 41 years of independence2006 theme song – lyrics audio and video

(following image with typo found @ singapore ndp 2006 – wishes)

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Tom Peters on Singapore circa August 2006

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