Holidays in Singapore
The 11 gazetted public holidays are:
- New Year’s Day
- Chinese New Year – first day
- Chinese New Year – second day
- Hari Raya Puasa
- Hari Raya Haji
- Good Friday
- Labour Day
- Vesak Day
- National Day
- Christmas Day
|1 January 2019||Tuesday||New Year’s Day|
|5 February 2019
6 February 2019
|Chinese New Year|
|19 April 2019||Friday||Good Friday|
|1 May 2019||Wednesday||Labour Day|
|19 May 2019||Sunday||Vesak Day|
|5 June 2019||Wednesday||Hari Raya Puasa|
|9 August 2019||Friday||National Day|
|11 August 2019||Sunday||Hari Raya Haji|
|27 October 2019||Sunday||Deepavali|
|25 December 2019||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
What HR needs to know about employee rules on a public holiday (PH):
- Employees are entitled to gross rate of pay on a PH, if they were not absent on the working day immediately before or after a holiday without consent or a reasonable excuse; or were are on authorised leave (e.g. sick leave, annual leave) on the day immediately before or after a holiday.
- If employees are required to work on a public holiday, they should be paid an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay.
- If employees work on a public holiday, they and the employer can mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for another working day.
- For employees in a managerial or executive position, the employer may grant time off in lieu for working on a public holiday. The time off should consist of a mutually agreed number of hours.
Public holiday in lieu
If you work on a public holiday, you and your employer can mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for another working day.
Time off in lieu (for managers and executives)
If you are in a managerial or executive position, your employer may grant you time off in lieu for working on a public holiday. The time off should consist of a mutually agreed number of hours.
If there is no mutual agreement on the duration of time off in lieu, your employer can decide on one of the following:
- Pay an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay for one day’s work.
- For working 4 hours or less on a holiday, grant time off in lieu of 4 hours on a working day.
- For working more than 4 hours on a holiday, grant a full day off on a working day.
School Holidays In Singapore 2019
Scheduled School Holidays for 2019
|Youth Day||*Sunday 7 July
(Monday, 8 July 2019 will
be a scheduled school holiday)
|Teachers’ Day||Friday 6 September|
(for primary schools and
primary sections of full schools only)
|Friday 4 October|
School Holidays for 2019
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Between Terms 1 and 2||Saturday 16 March to Sunday 24 March|
|Between Semesters 1 and 2||Saturday 1 June to Sunday 30 June|
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Between Terms 3 and 4||Saturday 7 September to Sunday 15 September|
|At End of School Year||Saturday 23 November to Tuesday 31 December||End of ‘A’ Level exams to Tuesday 31 December|