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Singapore 2021 Public Holidays Released

Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 12, 2020

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 2021 which, for a seventh consecutive year, does not include any error in the date of the 2021 Deepavali public holiday in Singapore.

In the past, the determination of the annual date of the Deepavali public holiday in Singapore was often problematic, with the announced date for 2009 (2009-02-10 and 2008-02-25), being revised by a full month shortly before the actual holiday was to occur, and smaller, one-day, errors in the announced date of the 2014 and 2013 Deepavali public holidays in Singapore (2014-04-07, 2013-04-09 and 2012-04-09).

But, since 2015 (2015-05-22 and 2015-05-12), Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that, in a break with past announcements of public holidays in Singapore, the date of future Deepavali public holidays "will not be subjected to change", and, since then, the annually announced list of public holidays in Singapore have not been subsequently amended (2019-04-08, 2018-04-05, 2017-04-05 and 2016-04-05).

A novelty in the aforementioned list of 2021 Singapore public holidays, is that the dates for the Hari Raya Puasa and the Hari Raya Haji public holidays are "Subject to change".

Usually, the list of Singapore public holidays is released in early April.

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