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Singapore 2016 Public Holidays Updated
 
(Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015)

Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

Following the recent declaration by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of its annual list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2016, and confirmation of the 2015 Deepavali public holiday date in Singapore, the MOM today announced that, in a break with past announcements of public holidays in Singapore, the October 29, 2016, Deepavali date would not be subjected to change.

Earlier this month (12-May-2015), after weeks of delay, Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) had finally released the official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2016 which, for a second consecutive year (08-Apr-2014 and 11-May-2015), did not include an error in the date of the 2016 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.

As per the aforementioned announcement ("The Hindu Endowments Board and Hindu Advisory Board have reviewed this process and a clear set of parameters has been defined to establish the date for Deepavali. Hence, using these parameters, the established date for 2016 will not be subjected to change"), and despite being repeatedly shunned by the HEB in our offers to help it make better estimates of the date of the Deepavali public holiday in Singapore, the HEB does seem to have abandoned the model it previously used (09-Apr-2013, 10-Feb-2009, 27-Mar-2008, 25-Feb-2008, 11-Apr-2003, and 04-Mar-2002) to forecast dates for the 2016 and beyond Deepavali public holidays in Singapore.

In the past, the determination of the annual date of the Deepavali public holiday in Singapore has often been problematic, with the announced date for 2009 (10-Feb-2009 and 25-Feb-2008), being revised by 1 month shortly before the actual holiday was to occur and smaller, one-day, errors in the announced date of the 2014 and 2013 Deepavali public holidays in Singapore (07-Apr-2014, 09-Apr-2013 and 09-Apr-2012).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Singapore bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (May 2015)
Singapore 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Singapore 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Singapore 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Singapore 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Singapore 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
 2017-04-05: Singapore 2018 Public Holidays Released
 2016-04-05: Singapore 2017 Public Holidays Released
 2015-05-12: Singapore 2016 Public Holidays Released
 2015-05-11: Singapore 2015 Public Holidays Confirmed
 2014-04-08: Singapore 2015 Public Holidays Released
 2014-04-07: Singapore 2014 Public Holidays Amended
 2013-04-09: Singapore 2013 Deepavali Public Holiday Moved
 2012-04-09: Singapore 2013 Public Holidays Released
 2009-02-10: Singapore 2009 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change
 2008-03-27: Singapore 2008 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change
 2008-02-25: Singapore 2009 Public Holidays Released
 2003-04-11: Singapore 2003 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change
 2002-03-04: Singapore 2002 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change


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