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Singapore Public Holidays 2013

9 April 2012 

  1. The dates for the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2013 are as follows:

    New Year's Day 1 January 2013 Tuesday
    Chinese New Year 10 February 2013
    11 February 2013
    Good Friday  29 March 2013 Friday
    Labour Day 1 May 2013 Wednesday
    Vesak Day 24 May 2013 Friday 
    Hari Raya Puasa 8 August 2013 Thursday
    National Day 9 August 2013 Friday
    Hari Raya Haji 15 October 2013 Tuesday
    Deepavali 3 November 2013  Sunday#
    Christmas Day 25 December 2013 Wednesday 

    * As Chinese New Year falls on Sunday 10 February 2013 and Monday 11 February 2013, the next day, Tuesday 12 February 2013, will be a public holiday.

    # The following Monday will be a public holiday.
  2. The date, 3 November 2013, 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 2013 is available on the Ministry of Manpower's website.

  4. There is no change to the Deepavali date this year. It will be on 13 November 2012, 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.