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Singapore bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

April ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Fri Good Friday
Thu Labour Day
Tue Vesak Day (Buddha Day)
Mon Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Sat National Day
Sun Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice)
Mon Feast of Sacrifice Holiday
Wed Deepavali
Thu Christmas Day
To professionally license our full database of worldwide public holidays and bank holidays for the year 2014 as well as for past dates (2007-2013) and for future years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and beyond), please contact us.

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Recent News and Updates

08 Apr 2014 Singapore 2015 Public Holidays Released (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2015 which, for once, does not include an error in the date of the 2015 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.  07 Apr 2014 Singapore 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Singapore Hindu Endowments Board-HEB) The Singapore Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) has announced that the date of the upcoming Deepavali public holiday had once again been moved from its previously-announced date of Thursday, October 23, 2014, to Tuesday, October 22, 2014.  29 Jul 2013 Singapore 2014 Islamic Calendar Released (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura-MUIS) The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore has released its annual official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore for the calendar year 2014, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.  10 Apr 2013 Singapore 2014 Public Holidays Released (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2014 which includes, once again, a probable error in the date of the 2014 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.  09 Apr 2013 Singapore 2013 Deepavali Public Holiday Moved (Singapore Hindu Endowments Board-HEB) The Singapore Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) has announced that the date of the upcoming Deepavali public holiday had once again been moved from its previously-announced date of Sunday, November 3, 2013, to Saturday, November 2, 2013.  24 Jul 2012 Singapore 2013 Islamic Calendar Released (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura-MUIS) The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore has released the official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore for the calendar year 2013, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.  10 May 2012 Singapore May 26 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) The Government of Singapore has announced that May 26, 2012, the date of the upcoming Hougang by-election would not be another one-off non-working public holiday in Singapore.  09 Apr 2012 Singapore 2013 Public Holidays Released (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2013.  05 Apr 2012 Singapore 2012 Deepavali Public Holiday Date (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that the date of the upcoming Deepavali public holiday had been confirmed as Tuesday, November 13, 2012.  28 Feb 2012 Singapore Thaipusam Public Holiday Ruled-Out (The Parliament Of Singapore-Singapore) Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, has announced to Parliament that the Hindu festival of Thaipusam would not be gazetted as a non-working public holiday in Singapore.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Singapore public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Public holidays falling on a Sunday will be celebrated on the Monday following. Also, should two public holidays coincide, an extra day may be given immediately after to make up.  Deepavali will be counter-checked with the Indian Almanacs when they are available towards the end of the preceding year as the actual Deepavali date is based on the Indian Almanacs. Should there be a difference, the Ministry of Manpower would announce it accordingly towards the end of the preceding year.  Before 1974, the Muslim calendar in Singapore was based on sightings from Sultan Shoal, the southernmost part of Singapore. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura, MUIS) then decided that the new month starts if at sunset on the eve of the 29th day the Moon is above the horizon. In the 80s they decided to follow a variation of the 1978 Istanbul criteria and require that the altitude of the Moon should be more than 5 degrees at sunset. In the 90s they switched to 2 degrees. This was part of an attempt to coordinate the major holidays with Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, which occasionally may lead to different results.  Singapore International Codes SG and SGP (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .sg (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Singapore information and news: Monetary Authority of Singapore (Singapore central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Singapore maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Singapore), and Wikipedia (includes Singapore commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Singapore, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Singapore, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Singapore. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Singapore that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Singapore, were calculated using the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For Singapore, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Singapore, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Singapore, before planning any trip to Singapore. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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