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Singapore bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Singapore Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
        Sat Chinese New Year
        Mon Chinese New Year Holiday
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
May   1 Mon Labour Day
     10 Wed Vesak Day (Buddha Day)
June 25 Sun Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
     26 Mon End of Ramadan Holiday
Aug.  9 Wed National Day
Sep.  1 Fri Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice)
Oct. 18 Wed Deepavali
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

23 Jul 2016 Singapore 2017 Islamic Calendar Released (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura-MUIS) The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Majilis Ugama Islam Singapura) has released its annual official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore for the calendar year 2017, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual non-working public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.  21 Apr 2016 Singapore May 7 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) The Government of Singapore has issued a communiqué announcing that Saturday, May 7, 2016, the date of the upcoming Bukit Bato by-election would not be gazetted as another one-off non-working public holiday in Singapore.  05 Apr 2016 Singapore 2017 Public Holidays Released (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the official list of non-working Singapore public holidays and bank holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2017 which, for a third consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2017 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.  25 Aug 2015 Singapore 2015 Public Holidays Amended (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Earlier today, Singapore's President, Tony Tan Keng Yam, on the advice of Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, dissolved Singapore's 12th Parliament, and announced that Polling Day would be on Friday, September 11, 2015, and that the date would be another one-off non-working public holiday in Singapore.  22 May 2015 Singapore 2016 Public Holidays Updated (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.  12 May 2015 Singapore 2016 Public Holidays Released (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has finally released the official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2016 which, for a second consecutive year, does not include an error in the date of the 2016 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.  11 May 2015 Singapore 2015 Public Holidays Confirmed (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has confirmed the full official list of non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming calendar year 2015 which had been released a year ago, as tentative, due to the usual uncertainty in the determination of the Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.  22 Mar 2015 Singapore 2016 Islamic Calendar Released (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura-MUIS) The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Majilis Ugama Islam Singapura) has released its annual official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore for the calendar year 2016, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.  14 Mar 2015 Singapore Public Holidays August 7-10 (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Earlier this morning, Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) issued a press release declaring an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Singapore on Friday, August 7, 2015, to extend the upcoming annual National Day public holiday in Singapore to 4 consecutive days.  14 Feb 2015 Singapore Thaipusam Public Holiday Update (Singapore Ministry of Manpower-MOM) Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has issued a formal response to recent calls to have Thaipusam re-instated into the official list of annual non-working public holidays 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 beginning with the date of the 2016 Deepavali public holiday, the Singapore government agencies of MOM and the HEB will no longer make TBC announcements, but rather firma and definite ones.  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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.

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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 2017 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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