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Singapore - National holidays

The dates of some of Singapore’s public holidays change from year to year because they are based on lunar calendars. The following Ministry of Manpower website has the list of holidays for the current year. If a public holiday occurs on a Sunday, then the following Monday is usually a holiday.

New Year’s Day- January 1st
Chinese New Year (2 days) - a holiday determined by the lunar calendar that occurs between January 21st and February 19th.

Hari Raya Haji – a Muslim holiday to celebrate the return of Haj pilgrims from Mecca. This date is not fixed but is usually in February.

Good Friday - March or April

Labour Day – May 1st

Vesak Day - a Buddhist celebration of the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha. It depends on the Chinese lunar calendar but usually in May.

National Day – August 9th –celebrated with a National Day Parade held at the National Stadium

Deepavali (or Deevali) – Hindu Festival of Light- usually in November.

Hari Raya Puasa -a holiday to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. This usually occurs inNovember/December as the date depends on the Muslim lunar calendar.

Christmas Day - December 25th

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