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Public Holidays 2015

We have created new beta web pages on public holidays. Do take a look and let us know what you think about it. Thank you!

New Year's Day   New Year's Day
Thursday
1 January 2015
Chinese New Year   Chinese New Year
Thursday
19 February 2015
Friday
20 February 2015
Good Friday   Good Friday
Friday
3 April 2015
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Labour Day  

Labour Day
Friday
1 May 2015

Vesak Day  

Vesak Day
Monday
1 June 2015

Hari Raya Puasa  

Hari Raya Puasa
Friday
17 July 2015

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National Day  

National Day 
Sunday*
9 August 2015

Hari Raya Haji  

Hari Raya Haji 
Thursday
24 September 2015

Deepavali  

Deepavali 
Tuesday
10 November 2015**

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Christmas Day  

Christmas Day
Friday
25 December 2015

           
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* The following Monday will be a public holiday

** Subject to change. Tentatively, Deepavali will fall on 10 November 2015. As with previous years, the Deepavali date on 10 November 2015 may be subject to change and will need to be reconfirmed when the Hindu Almanac is available in the first half of 2015. Should there be a change in the date, the Ministry of Manpower will issue a media release to announce the change accordingly. 

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Payment for work done on a public holiday

The Ministry would like to remind all employers that under the Employment Act, an employee who is required to work on a public holiday is entitled to an extra day's salary at the basic rate of pay, in addition to the gross rate of pay for that holiday. The employer and employee may mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for any other day. Employers may also grant time-off-in-lieu to an employee in a managerial or executive position who is required to work on a public holiday, comprising such number of hours as mutually agreed.

For more information on the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, click here.

Last updated on 22 September 2014 12:28:53