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Singapore 2017 Islamic Calendar Released

Source: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)
Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: October 22, 2021

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.

The aforementioned annual announcement of the annual official Islamic Calendar to be used in Singapore (2015-03-22, 2014-08-17, 2013-07-29 and 2012-07-24) comes, this time, after the announcement by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of the list of the official dates for Singapore's 2017 public holidays (2016-04-05).

Note that, contrary to the Deepavali Singapore non-working public holiday, which is often incorrectly announced initially, thus requiring a later erratum (2014-04-07, 2013-04-09, 2009-02-10, 2008-03-27, 2003-04-11, and 2002-03-04), the dates of the 2 annual Muslim public holidays in Singapore have never, in recent history (1998-03-29), been modified after the initial MOM announcement of the annual non-working public holidays in Singapore for the upcoming year, though the announced date for the Islamic New Year 1439 in Singapore is set on a date that differs from that very recently announced by neighboring Malaysia (2015-09-24).

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