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Singapore Public Holidays Act 1998 Gazetted

Source: Ministry of Manpower
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 1998
Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2019


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.

Last month (1998-02-20), the Parliament of Singapore had passed the "The Holidays Act 1998" to repeal the "Holidays Act" (Cap. 126), which had heretofore regulated the dates and observances of non-working public holidays in Singapore, and henceforth regulate the dates and observances of non-working public holidays in Singapore.

The following week (1998-02-25), Singapore President Ong Teng Cheong, signed and gave consent to the "The Holidays Act 1998".

One of the main provisions of the aforementioned "The Holidays Act 1998" is contained in Article 4b which specifies that "if any day specified in the Schedule falls on a Sunday, the day next following not being itself a public holiday is declared a public holiday in Singapore".



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