The website search is currently not available. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Please try again later.
Skip to main content

Public Holidays for 2019

  1. The dates of the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2019 are as follows:
    New Year’s Day 1 Jan 2019 Tuesday
    Chinese New Year 5 Feb 2019 Tuesday
    6 Feb 2019 Wednesday
    Good Friday 19 Apr 2019 Friday
    Labour Day 1 May 2019 Wednesday
    Vesak Day 19 May 2019* Sunday
    Hari Raya Puasa 5 Jun 2019 Wednesday
    National Day 9 Aug 2019 Friday
    Hari Raya Haji 11 Aug 2019* Sunday
    Deepavali 27 Oct 2019* Sunday
    Christmas Day 25 Dec 2019 Wednesday
    * The following Monday will be a public holiday.
  2. The list of public holidays for 2019 is available on the Ministry of Manpower’s website (www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/public-holidays).

    PAYMENT FOR WORK DONE ON A PUBLIC HOLIDAY
  3. 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, earning up to a basic monthly salary of $4,500, time-off-in-lieu for working on a public holiday. The time off should consist of a mutually agreed number of hours.
  4. For more information on the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, please refer to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website.