Public Holidays 2015
1 The following Monday will be a public holiday.
2 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.
3 As announced by Minister Heng Swee Keat, chairman of SG50 Steering Committee, the President has declared 7 August 2015 (Friday) as a special one-off SG50 Public Holiday. More info on the SG50 Public Holiday.
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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.