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Public Holidays Singapore 2021 Calendar

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Note: Public holidays dates are preliminary and are subject to change.

Public Holidays in Singapore

January 1 – New Year’s Day

Like the rest of the world, New Year’s Day is a public holiday in Singapore. On New Year’s Eve, Singaporeans like to gather at Singapore’s iconic landmarks (e.g. Marina Bay Sand & Garden by the Bay) to enjoy fireworks display.

February 12-13 – Chinese New Year

As Chinese Singaporean make up most of Singapore’s population, no doubt Chinese New Year (CNY) is one of the highly anticipated festivals throughout the year! You can easily spot a lot of CNY decorations all over Singapore during the festive, even along the streets! Chinatown will be really happening during this time of the year as well. Don’t miss out!

April 2 – Good Friday

Like every other part of the world, Good Friday is festive that widely celebrated by Singapore’s Christian community. There would be church services held across the nation.

May 1 – Labor Day

Labor Day is the International Workers’ Day held in honor of working people. It is also a good rest day for people who are in the workforce.

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May 13 – Hari Raya Puasa

Some people call Hari Raya Puasa Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This is a significant celebration for the Muslim community as they survived the holy month of Ramadan. Like Chinese New Year, this is a celebration that is mainly celebrated with family members. There would be a lot of traditional delicacies around this festive. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the festival if you have some Muslim friends in Singapore.

May 26 – Vesak Day

Vesak Day, the festival that commemorates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death was established as an official public holiday in Singapore even before Singapore declared independence. Vesak Day has become one of the Singapore’s public holidays since 1955. If you want to experience Vesak Day in Singapore, you should visit Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.

July 20 – Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji is “the Feast of Sacrifice”. This is festive for followers to remember the will of Prophet Ibrahim to contribute his own blood and flesh to God. It is another important festival celebrated by the Muslim community in Singapore after Hari Raya Puasa.

August 9 – National Day

August 9 is Singapore’s National Day. There will be big celebrations and parades going on. If you are keen to check out the parade, please check the venue as the location for the parade will be different each year.

November 4 – Deepavali

Deepavali – the “Festival of Lights” is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Hindus community. It is a celebration that the Hindu communities celebrate the light (good) defeats darkness (evil). If you take a trip to Singapore’s Little India during Deepavali, you will be amazed by the striking festive colors in Little India. You can also get some goods related to Deepavali from the bazaars and stalls at Little India.

December 25 – Christmas

Christmas, like most of the Western countries, is the most enchanting festival in Singapore. Even the non-Christians are anticipating for this festival. Orchard Road is a must-go if you want to witness the stunning lights and decorations of Christmas. And of course, Orchard Road is a shopping paradise for Christmas shopping.

Singapore Public Holiday 2021 FAQs

Are part-timers entitled to holiday pay if they have to work on public holidays in Singapore?2020-10-16T16:07:36+08:00

Yes.  Part-timers are entitled to holiday pay too if they must work on public holidays in Singapore. 

I am a student. Do I have a replacement holiday if the public holiday falls on Saturday in Singapore?2020-10-16T16:07:07+08:00

Yes. If you are a primary or secondary school students, you do have a replacement holiday on the following Monday if the public holidays fall on a Saturday. 

What happens if I must work on a public holiday in Singapore?2020-10-16T16:06:46+08:00

According to the Employment Act, if you have to work on a public holiday in Singapore, you are entitled to an extra day’ salary at your basic rate of pay, on top of the gross rate of pay for that public holiday. 

What happens if the public holiday falls on Sunday in Singapore?2020-10-16T16:03:48+08:00

In Singapore, if a public holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be declared as replacement holiday. 

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