Holidays in Singapore 2019

Holidays in Singapore

The 11 gazetted public holidays are:

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Chinese New Year – first day
  3. Chinese New Year – second day
  4. Hari Raya Puasa
  5. Hari Raya Haji
  6. Good Friday
  7. Labour Day
  8. Vesak Day
  9. National Day
  10. Deepavali
  11. Christmas Day
1 January 2019TuesdayNew Year's DayNew Year’s Day
5 February 2019
6 February 2019
Tuesday
Wednesday
Chinese New YearChinese New Year
19 April 2019FridayGood FridayGood Friday
1 May 2019WednesdayLabour DayLabour Day
19 May 2019SundayVesak DayVesak Day
5 June 2019WednesdayHari Raya PuasaHari Raya Puasa
9 August 2019FridayNational DayNational Day
11 August 2019SundayHari Raya HajiHari Raya Haji
27 October 2019SundayDeepavaliDeepavali
25 December 2019WednesdayChristmas DayChristmas Day

What HR needs to know about employee rules on a public holiday (PH):

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  • 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 Holidays With Pay In Singapore

Holiday Pay In Singapore

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

HolidayDate
Youth Day*Sunday 7 July
(Monday, 8 July 2019 will

be a scheduled school holiday)

Teachers’ DayFriday 6 September
Children’s Day
(for primary schools and

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primary sections of full schools only)

Friday 4 October

School Holidays for 2019

Semester 1
Year 1Year 2Year 3
Between Terms 1 and 2Saturday 16 March to Sunday 24 March
Between Semesters 1 and 2Saturday 1 June to Sunday 30 June

 

Semester 2
Year 1Year 2Year 3
Between Terms 3 and 4Saturday 7 September to Sunday 15 September
At End of School YearSaturday 23 November to Tuesday 31 DecemberEnd of ‘A’ Level exams to Tuesday 31 December