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Singapore Public Holidays 2015

08 April 2014

  1. The dates for the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2015 are:

    New Year’s Day 1 January 2015 Thursday
    Chinese New Year 19 February 2015 Thursday
    20 February 2015 Friday
    Good Friday 3 April 2015 Friday
    Labour Day 1 May 2015 Friday
    Vesak Day 1 June 2015 Monday
    Hari Raya Puasa 17 July 2015 Friday
    National Day 9 August 2015* Sunday
    Hari Raya Haji 24 September 2015 Thursday
    Deepavali 10 November 2015** Tuesday
    Christmas Day 25 December 2015 Friday
    * The Monday that follows will be a public holiday.
    ** Subject to change.
  2. 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, usually by the first half of the year. If there is a change in the date, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will issue a media release to announce this.
  3. The above list of public holidays for 2015 is also available on Ministry of Manpower’s website.

  4. The Deepavali date for 2014 has now been confirmed. The Hindu Advisory Board (HAB) has advised that Deepavali will fall on 22 October 2014 (Wednesday) instead of 23 October 2014 (Thursday). 22 October 2014 (Wednesday) will be gazetted as a public holiday.

  5. MOM 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.
  6. The employer and employee may mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for any other day. From 1 April 2014, employers have the additional option to grant time-off-in-lieu for persons employed in a managerial or executive position, who earn a basic monthly salary not exceeding $4,500, and who are required to work on a public holiday. The time off-in-lieu will be based on a mutually agreed number of hours between the employer and the employee.
  7. For more information about the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, please refer to our website.