Public Holidays

Public holidays in Singapore

Singapore is a multinational and multicultural metropolis, and that's exactly what the local holidays look like. There are three general, two Chinese, two Islamic, two Christian and one Buddhist public holiday. There are certainly other holidays celebrated within the respective communities, but they are usually not free of work.

The Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, which is somewhat shorter than the Gregorian calendar. The Islamic holidays are also calculated according to a calendar aligned to the moon, but are again somewhat different.

By the way: If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is declared a non-working day instead.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
May 1stLabor Day
Aug. 9thIndependence Day
Dec. 24thChristmas Eve
Dec. 25thChristmas Day
Dec. 26thBoxing Day
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Singapore

Chinese New Years FestivalJan. 22ndFeb. 10thJan. 29thFeb. 17thFeb. 6th
2nd day in Chinese New YearJan. 23rdFeb. 11thJan. 30thFeb. 18thFeb. 7th
Good FridayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Festival of breaking the fastApril 21stApril 9thMarch 30thMarch 19thMarch 9th
Vesakh (Buddhist holiday)May 5thMay 23rdMay 12thMay 31stMay 20th
Mother's DayMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Father's DayJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21stJune 20th
Festival of SacrificeJune 28thJune 16thJune 6thMay 26thMay 16th
Diwali (Hindu festival of lights)Nov. 11thOct. 31stOct. 20thNov. 7thOct. 28th

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