Singapore is a country of harmony and diversity, and this is reflected in our holidays. Our holidays have been honoring many different cultures. When the new year is about to come, most of us will check the calendar to see when would this year holidays be on so that we can plan our vacation and travels in advance. As the saying goes, fail to plan, plan to fail.
The year 2017 has come with many surprises for Singaporeans. The best thing is that this year holiday in Singapore comes with many long weekends. We will be enjoying extra days of relaxation and get a chance to spend some extra time with our family and friends.
Public holiday Singapore
In Singapore, people get the chance to enjoy 11 different public holidays. It is important for the people that they know about the dates of the holidays so that they can decide on the paid leave that they would prefer to take.
Here is the list of the public holidays in Singapore for year 2017
|New Year’s Day||1 Jan 2017*||Sunday|
|Chinese New Year||28 Jan 2017|
29 Jan 2017*
|Good Friday||14 Apr 2017||Friday|
|Labour Day||1 May 2017||Monday|
|Vesak Day||10 May 2017||Wednesday|
|Hari Raya Puasa||25 Jun 2017*||Sunday|
|National Day||9 Aug 2017||Wednesday|
|Hari Raya Haji||1 Sep 2017||Friday|
|Deepavali||18 Oct 2017||Wednesday|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec 2017||Monday|
If the holiday lands on Sunday, the following Monday will be a holiday. (marked by *)
About Working During Singapore Holidays
Under the Singapore Employment Act, there are some people that might have to work on the public holidays because of the nature of their job. In this case, the employees will be given extra pay for working on the holiday in Singapore as well as an extra day off on another day.
In case if the public holiday is on the day of the general holiday then the next day would be the paid holiday. In case that the employee has agreed with the employer that he will not get the pay for the holiday then he had to work on the unpaid working holiday. On the other hand, his pay would be canceled in case that he has been on uninformed leave.
Make sure that you check the calendar for public holidays as soon as possible so you can decide how you will spend your public holiday in Singapore.