Public Holidays in Singapore

Singapore may not be the country with the highest number of holidays but Singaporeans are happy with whatever holiday we can get. So, which country or countries have the most days off work? Well, travel search website Wego has identified such countries. According to their review, India has the most holidays with 21 days marked on their calendar.


But Singapore isn’t doing so badly with 11 holidays marked on the calendar. Make sure to mark these dates so you know when you could next take a day off work. In this article, you will know the major holidays and when they are celebrated this 2015. So, here are major holidays worth mentioning:

  • New Year’s Day: New Year’s Day was already celebrated on January 1.
  • Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 19–20. Many people from here and neighbouring places look forward to the celebration because of all its activities and festivities.
  • Good Friday: Good Friday will be commemorated on April 3. It will fall on a Friday, which means we’ll get to have a long weekend.
  • Labour Day: Labour Day will be celebrated on May 1. The labour force will surely commemorate this day.
  • Vesak Day: The most awaited Vesak Day will take place on June 1.


  • Hari Raya Puasa: The Hari Raya Puasa for Muslims will be commemorated on July 17.
  • National Day: This year, the island-nation will celebrate its golden year. The Government has prepared many activities that will make everyone proud of our history and heritage. Many people are anticipating the celebration, with some making preparations as early as last year. As a matter of fact, the committees assigned for the celebration are expecting many visitors from abroad.
  • Hari Raya Haji: Hari Raya Haji will be on September 24.
  • Deepavali: Deepavali will be on November 10.
  • Christmas Day: Christmas Day will always be on the 25th of December.

The list of holidays was issued by the Ministry of Manpower. You have to know though that the dates mentioned above are subject to change without prior notice so it is important that you keep posted. Note also that there are companies that need to operate regardless of holidays. When you are asked to work, just know that under the Employment Act you are entitled to an extra day’s salary.

For more information of the provisions under the Act, you can refer to the Ministry of Manpower or simply ask your Human Resource Officer.

Christmas Eve Singapore 2005