Public Holidays 2015 and 2016

We currently have public holidays for 2015 and 2016 listed. Scroll down to view.

Introduction

Public holidays in Singapore commemorate 10 separate events and festivals important to the people of the nation, seven of the holidays being religious in nature, while the other three are “secular.” The statute that officially defines Singapore’s public holidays is the Holidays Act 1998 (revised 1999). This Act codifies how holidays are determined each year. It is a short Act and worth reading, however a few stand out sections include:

  • Section 4(2): “Subject to the provisions of this Act, if any day specified in the Schedule falls on a Sunday, the day next following not being itself a public holiday is declared a public holiday in Singapore.”
  • Section 5(2): Where in any year 2 public holidays fall on the same day, the President may, by notification in the Gazette, declare any day in that year to be observed as an additional «public holiday.

Employee / Employer rights and responsibilities

In addition to the Holidays Act, the other key statute related to public holidays is the Employment Act 1968 (revised 2009). Section 88 of this Act defines the rights and responsibilities of employers and employers with regard to holidays, including holiday pay entitlements and substituting holidays for alternate days off.

Public Holidays 2015

The dates below are the official dates released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on 8 April 2014.

Note: The Prime Minister’s Office has declared September 11 (Friday) a public holiday in conjunction with the General Election.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
19 FebThursChinese New Year
20 FebFriChinese New Year
2nd Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
1 MayFriLabour Day
1 JunMonVesak Day
17 JulFriHari Raya Puasa
7 AugFriSG50 Public Holiday
9 AugSunNational Day
10 AugMonNational Day
(Replacement Day)
11 SepFriGeneral Election
24 SepThursHari Raya Haji
10 NovTuesDeepavali
25 DecFriChristmas Day

Public Holidays 2016

The dates below are the official dates released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on 12 May 2015.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
8 FebMonChinese New Year
9 FebTuesChinese New Year
2nd Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
1 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonLabour Day (Observed)
21 MaySatVesak Day
6 JulWedHari Raya Puasa
9 AugTuesNational Day
12 SepMonHari Raya Haji
29 OctSaturdayDeepavali
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonChristmas Day (Observed)