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Singapore Public Holidays 2018

  1. The dates of the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2018 are as follows:

    New Year’s Day 1 Jan 2018 Monday
    Chinese New Year 16 Feb 2018 Friday
    17 Feb 2018 Saturday
    Good Friday 30 Mar 2018 Friday
    Labour Day 1 May 2018 Tuesday
    Vesak Day 29 May 2018 Tuesday
    Hari Raya Puasa 15 Jun 2018 Friday
    National Day 9 Aug 2018 Thursday
    Hari Raya Haji 22 Aug 2018 Wednesday
    Deepavali 6 Nov 2018 Tuesday
    Christmas Day 25 Dec 2018 Tuesday
  2. The list of public holidays for 2018 is available on the Ministry of Manpower’s website.


  4. 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.
    • Alternatively, the employer and employee may mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for another working day.
    • An employer also has the additional option of granting managers and executives, time-off-in-lieu for working on a public holiday. The time off should consist of a mutually agreed number of hours.


  6. Under the Employment Act, if a public holiday falls on a Saturday, an employee who is not required to work on a Saturday is entitled to another day off or an extra day’s salary in lieu of that public holiday.
  7. For more information on the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, please refer to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website.