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Singapore Public Holiday September 23

Source: Singapore Elections Department (Singapore)
Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: June 23, 2020

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.

As was the case 6 years ago, when the Government of Singapore declared Saturday, August 27, 2011, as a one-off public holiday on account of that year's Presidential Election (2011-08-03), technically, Saturday, September 23, 2017, will only be declared a one-off public holiday in Singapore if more than one candidate is nominated for the aforementioned election on Nomination Day, September 13, 2017. However, as of today, 3 candidates are announced and it seems unlikely that 2 of the 3 would be disqualified by the Singapore Elections Department.

The Government of Singapore usually also declares one-off public holidays in Singapore on the dates of general elections (2015-08-25 and 2011-04-19), but not for by-elections (2016-04-21 and 2012-05-10).

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