July 21 is Racial Harmony Day, a day set aside by the Ministry of Education since 1997 to remind students of the 1964 race riots in Singapore and the importance of racial harmony for our society.
The setting aside of this day is one of the many government and civic initiatives over the years to promote racial harmony. They appear to have effect. The Institute of Policy Studies conducted a poll last year, which showed that Singaporeans have better attitudes towards races other than their own. The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth's 2019 Social Pulse Survey yielded similar findings.