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Singapore Public Holidays 2014

10 April 2013

  1. The dates for the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2014 are as follows:

    New Year's Day 1 January 2014 Wednesday
    Chinese New Year 31 January 2014
    1 February 2014
    Good Friday  18 April 2014 Friday
    Labour Day 1 May 2014 Thursday
    Vesak Day 13 May 2014 Tuesday 
    Hari Raya Puasa 28 July 2014 Monday
    National Day 9 August 2014 Saturday
    Hari Raya Haji 5 October 2014* Sunday
    Deepavali 23 October 2014**
    Christmas Day 25 December 2014 Thursday 
    * The following Monday will be a public holiday.
    ** Subject to change.

  2. Tentatively, Deepavali will fall on, 23 October in 2014. This date will need to be reconfirmed against the Hindu Almanac when it is available1. Should there be a change in the date, the Ministry of Manpower will issue a media release to announce the change accordingly.
  3. The list of public holidays for 2014 is available on the Ministry of Manpower’s website.

  4. The Deepavali date for 2013 has now been confirmed. The Hindu Advisory Board (HAB) has advised that Deepavali will fall on 2 November 2013 (Saturday) instead of 3 November 2013 (Sunday).
  5. Since Deepavali is no longer on 3 November 2013 (Sunday), 4 November 2013 (Monday) will not be a public holiday. Instead, 2 November 2013 (Saturday) will be gazetted as a public holiday. For more information, please refer to the joint release by the Hindu Endowments Board and Hindu Advisory Board.

  6. 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.

  7. For public holidays falling on Saturdays, an employee who is not required to work on Saturdays is entitled to claim a day off or compensation in lieu for that public holiday, if the employee is covered under the Employment Act.
  8. For more information on the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, please refer to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website.

1 The Hindu Almanac is usually available in the first quarter of the year.