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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Singapore public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Singapore public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Singapore public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Singapore 2020 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 2020, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual non-working public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Singapore 2020 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 2020 which, for a sixth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2020 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.
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2018

  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Singapore 2019 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 2019, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual non-working public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Singapore 2019 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 2019 which, for a fifth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2019 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.
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2017

  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Singapore Public Holiday September 23

    Singapore Elections Department (Singapore) - The Government of Singapore has announced that, in all likelihood, it will declare Saturday, September 23, 2017, as another one-off public holiday on account of the Presidential Election that will be held on that day.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Singapore 2018 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 2018 which, for a fourth consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2018 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Singapore 2018 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 2018, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual non-working public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.
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2016

  • Jul
  • 23
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Aug
  • 25
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Singapore 2015 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 2015, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 annual public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Jul
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • 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.
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2012

  • Jul
  • 24
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • 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.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Singapore 2012 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 2012, in particular for the determination of the dates of Singapore's 2 public holidays based on the Hijra calendar.
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Singapore Declares August 27 Public Holiday

    Singapore Elections Department (Singapore) - The Government of Singapore has announced that in all likelihood, it will declare Saturday, August 27, 2011, as another one-off public holiday on account of the Presidential Election that will be held on that day.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Singapore Declares May 7 Public Holiday

    The Straits Times (Singapore) - The Government of Singapore has declared Saturday, May 7, 2011, as a one-off public holiday on account of the upcoming polls that will be held on that day.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Singapore 2012 Public Holidays Released

    Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) - Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the list of the official dates for Singapore's 2012 public holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Singapore 2011 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Confirmed

    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 Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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2010

  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Singapore 2011 Public Holidays Released

    Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) - Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced the official dates for Singapore's 2011 public holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Singapore 2010 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Confirmed

    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 Friday, November 5, 2010.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Singapore Gazettes Upcoming APEC 2009 Leaders Week

    APEC Singapore 2009 Website (Singapore) - Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has announced that the upcoming, November 8-15, APEC 2009 Leaders Week Meeting, has been gazetted as a "Special Event" under the amended Public Order Act introduced earlier this year.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Singapore 2010 Public Holidays Released

    Ministry of Manpower (MOM) - Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced the official dates for Singapore's 2010 public holidays.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Singapore Releases Unofficial List Of 2010 Public Holidays

    Private Communication (Singapore) - We have received an unofficial list of 2010 public holidays in Singapore, which is expected to be validated by Singapore's MOM soon.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Singapore 2009 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change

    Channel News Asia (Singapore) - Singapore's Manpower Ministry (MOM) has announced that it had been advised by the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) that it had revised its announced date for the 2009 Deepavali public holiday from November 15 to October 17 (the date we have always been predicting).
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2008

  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Singapore Considering New May Public Holiday

    The Straits Times + the NFC - At a recent media conference, Family Council chairman, Lim Soon Hock, announced that May 24 had been designated "Family Day Out", and that he would push for the fourth Saturday of May a new public holiday to celebrate the family.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Singapore 2008 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change

    Private communication from the Hindu Endowments Board (Singapore) - The Hindu Endowments Board has revised the date for Singapore's 2008 Deepavali public holiday, from Tuesday, October 28, to Monday, October 27.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Singapore 2009 Public Holidays Released

    Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) - The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has released its tentative list of 2009 public holidays in Singapore.
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2003

  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Singapore 2003 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change

    Singapore Ministry of Manpower - The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced that the upcoming Deepavali would fall on Friday, October 24, 2003.
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2002

  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Singapore 2002 Deepavali Public Holiday Date Change

    Ministry of Manpower - The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has announced that the upcoming Deepavali would fall on November 4th, 2002.
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1998

  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Singapore Public Holidays Act 1998 Gazetted

    Ministry of Manpower - The recently-passed and approved "The Holidays Act 1998" has been officially gazetted as the "The Holidays Act 1998 (No. 8 of 1998)", and as such will henceforth regulate the dates and observances of non-working public holidays in Singapore, beginning on April 10, 1998.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Singapore Public Holidays Act 1998 Approved

    Ministry of Manpower - The President of Singapore, Ong Teng Cheong, has signed and given consent to the "The Holidays Act 1998" which was recently passed by the Parliament of Singapore, to amend the legislation which regulates the dates and observances of non-working public holidays in Singapore,
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Singapore Public Holidays Act Amendments

    Ministry of Manpower - Yesterday, the Parliament of Singapore passed the "The Holidays Act 1998" which will now regulate the dates and observances of non-working public holidays in Singapore, by repealing the "Holidays Act" (Cap. 126) which had heretofore regulated the dates and observances of non-working public holidays in Singapore.
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See also: Singapore bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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