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Singapore Public Holidays 2012

04 April 2011

  1. The dates for the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2012 are as follows:

    New Year's Day 1 January 2012 Sunday*
    Chinese New Year

    23 January 2012
    24 January 2012 

    Good Friday 6 April 2012  Friday
    Labour Day 1 May 2012  Tuesday
    Vesak Day 5 May 2012  Saturday
    National Day 9 August 2012  Thursday
    Hari Raya Puasa 19 August 2012  Sunday*
    Hari Raya Haji 26 October 2012  Friday
    Deepavali 13 November 2012  Tuesday
    Christmas Day 25 December 2012  Tuesday
    * The following Monday will be a public holiday
  2. The date, 13 November 2012, for Deepavali needs to be checked against the Indian Almanac when it is available. Should there be a change in date, the Ministry of Manpower will issue a media release to announce the change.
  3. The list of public holidays for 2012 is available on the Ministry of Manpower's website.

  4. There is no change to the Deepavali date this year. It will be on 26 October 2011, as previously announced.

  5. 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.
  6. For more information on the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, please refer to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website.