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Public Holidays in Singapore*

January 1

New Year's Day

May 1

Labour Day

August 9

National Day

December 25

Christmas Day

Moveable Feasts*





Chinese New Year

Feb 5-7

Jan 24-26

Feb 12-14

Feb 1-3

Hari Raya Puasa
This month long festival is celebrated by the Muslims signaling the end of the fasting season of Ramadan. The Muslims will begin the holiday by visiting the local mosque to offer traditional Hari Raya Puasa prayers. The worshippers will then proceed to their ancestor's graves to honor past family members. This is truly a family holiday when open invitations are given, welcoming family and friends to thoroughly cleaned homes.

Jan 8 - Dec 27

Dec 16

Dec 16

Dec 6

Good Friday

Apr 21

Apr 13

Mar 29

Mar 28

Hari Raya Haji
Hari Raya Haji is celebrated by Muslims on the tenth day of the last month of the Muslim calendar. It is the holiday concluding the Muslims' annual pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mecca. On this day prayers are offered and an animal will be sacrificed.

Mar 17

Mar 6

Feb 23

Feb 12

Vesak (Buddha Purnima)

Vesak is a Buddhist holiday in Singapore centering on Buddha's message of universal peace. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha on the day he entered Nirvana. Celebrations mainly take place at the local Buddhists temples where prayers are offered and acts of generosity are encouraged.

May 17

May 7

May 26

May 15

Deepvali is the Singapore festival marking the beginning of the Indian New Year. As the legend goes, this festival commemorates the slaying of the evil Narakasura by Lord Krishna. On this day, debts are settled and oil lamps are lit to guide the souls of their ancestors whom they believe to descend onto Earth for the holiday. Visits by family and friends are welcome and encouraged.

Oct 26

Nov 14

Nov 14

Nov 3

*Check your local contacts for holiday schedules and closed banks, businesses and government offices.

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