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 2019 Tuesday New Year's Day New Year’s Day
5 February 2019
6 February 2019
Tuesday
Wednesday
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday Good Friday
1 May 2019 Wednesday Labour Day Labour Day
19 May 2019 Sunday Vesak Day Vesak Day
5 June 2019 Wednesday Hari Raya Puasa Hari Raya Puasa
9 August 2019 Friday National Day National Day
11 August 2019 Sunday Hari Raya Haji Hari Raya Haji
27 October 2019 Sunday Deepavali Deepavali
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day 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 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

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

be a scheduled school holiday)

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

primary sections of full schools only)

Friday 4 October

School Holidays for 2019

Semester 1
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

 

Semester 2
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