Most customers use our digital services (e.g. eServices, web chat, website) to find out about the latest work pass requirements. If you’re unable to do so, you can make an appointment to visit our services centres.
Skip to main content

Public Holidays for 2020

  1. The dates of the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2020 are as follows:
New Year’s Day  1 Jan 2020    Wednesday
 Chinese New Year  25 Jan 2020  Saturday
 26 Jan 2020*  Sunday
 Good Friday  10 Apr 2020  Friday
 Labour Day  1 May 2020  Friday
 Vesak Day  7 May 2020  Thursday
 Hari Raya Puasa  24 May 2020*  Sunday
 Hari Raya Haji  31 July 2020  Friday
 National Day  9 Aug 2020*  Sunday
 Deepavali  14 Nov 2020  Saturday
 Christmas Day  25 Dec 2020  Friday

*The following Monday will be a public holiday.

  1. The list of public holidays for 2020 is available on the Ministry of Manpower’s website (


  1. With the amendments to the Employment Act that had taken effect from 1 April 2019, all employers should note the following:
  • 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 time-off-in-lieu, based on a mutually agreed number of hours, for working on a public holiday for the following group of employees:
  • Workmen earning more than $4,500 a month;
  • Non-workmen earning more than $2,600 a month; and
  • All managers and executives.
  1. For more information on the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, please refer to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website.