Nov 082013

Government Public Holidays in Singapore in 2014

For 2014, the Singapore Government has declared the following 11 gazetted public holidays:

New Year’s Day 1 January, 2014 Wednesday Start of the Gregorian New Year
Chinese New Year 31 January, 2014 Friday Start of Chinese Holidays (Spring Festival) that goes on until the Lantern Festival (14 Feb, 2014)
Chinese New Year 1 February, 2014 Saturday
Good Friday 18 April, 2014 Friday Christian Festival marking the death of Jesus Christ
Labour Day 1 May, 2014 Thursday Day to celebrate the achievements of workers
Vesak Day (Buddha Purnima) 13 May, 2014 Tuesday Buddhist Festival that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha
Hari Raya Puasa (Eid al-Fitr) 28 July, 2014 Monday Islamic Festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting
National Day 9 August, 2014 Saturday Singapore’s Independence Day
Hari Raya Haji (Eid al-Adha) 5 October, 2014 Sunday Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sarifice his son for God. 6 Oct, 2014 (Monday) is a holiday.
Deepavali (Diwali) 23 October, 2014 Thursday Hindu festival of Lights that celebrates the return of Lord Ram from 14 years of exile.
Christmas Day 25 December, 2014 Thursday Christian Festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ


  • Since “Hari Raya Haji” is on a Sunday (5 October, 2014), Monday (6 October, 2014) is a holiday.
  • The 2014 Singapore Holiday List is issued by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower.
  • Singapore employers can give their employees alternate holidays in place of the above 11 public holidays.
  • Please visit this page for the List of Holidays in Singapore in 2015.


Lantern Festival in Singapore is end of Chinese New Year Celebrations.


School and Junior College Holidays in Singapore in 2014

Singapore’s Schools, Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute follow an academic year with 2 semesters with 2 terms each. There are holiday breaks after each term and semester. Singapore’s Ministry of Education has put out the below list of School and Junior College holidays for 2014. These holidays are in addition to Singapore’s Public Holidays in 2014.

Break between Terms I and II 15 March (Saturday) – 23 March, 2014 (Sunday)
Break between Semesters I and II 31 May (Saturday) – 29 June, 2014 (Sunday)
Youth Day 7 July, 2014 (Monday) (actual holiday is on 6 July, which is a Sunday)
Teachers’ Day 5 September, 2014 (Friday)
Break between Terms III and IV 6 September (Saturday) – 14 September, 2014 (Sunday)
Children’s Day (Holiday only for Primary School) 3 October, 2014 (Friday)
At End of Academic School Year 15 November (Saturday) – 31 December, 2014 (Wednesday)


Singapore's Independence Day is called "National Day" and is on 9 August.


Festivals and Observance Days Which Are Not Holidays in Singapore

In addition to the 11 public holidays, Singaporeans celebrate the following festivals and special days in Singapore’s History. Singaporean employers have the flexibility to grant any of these days as holidays in substitution of the 11 public holidays.

Mawlid – Birth of the Prophet 13 January, 2014 Monday Islamic festval that celebrates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
Thaipusam 17 January, 2014 Friday Hindu Tamil festival celebrates the victory of Goddess Parvati and Lord Murugun over evil.
Valentine’s Day 14 February, 2014 Friday Christian festival that celebrates feast of St. Valentine, a Roman Catholic saint.
Lantern Festival 14 February, 2014 Friday Chinese festival that celebrates the last day of Chinese New Year celebration.
Total Defence Day 15 February, 2014 Saturday In 15 February 1942, the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese in World War II.
International Women’s Day 8 March, 2014 Saturday International Celebration of the role of Women
Qingming Festival 5 April, 2014 Saturday Chinese Pure Brightness Festival, Ancestors Day.
Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) 14 April, 2014 Monday Sikhs celebrate it as the day the Khalsa was established. Also start of Hindu New Year.
Holy Saturday (Easter Saturday) 19 April, 2014 Saturday Christian festival that celebrated a day before the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Easter 20 April, 2014 Sunday Christian festival celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mother’s Day 11 May, 2014 Sunday Celebrate the contributions of mothers.
Dragon Boat Festival 2 June, 2014 Monday Death anniversary of patriotic poet Qu Yuan.
Father’s Day 15 June, 2014 Sunday Celebrates the contributions of fathers.
Start of Ramadan (29-days) 28 June, 2014 Saturday Islamic festival which start the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Singapore Armed Forces Day 1 July, 2014 Tuesday Parade is held in honor of the armed forces.
Racial Harmony Day 21 July, 2014 Monday Singapore’s first race riots took place on 21 July 1964.
Hungry Ghost Festival 10 August, 2014 Sunday Chinese festival to appease ancestors.
Mid-Autumn Festival 8 September, 2014 Monday Chinese and Vietnamese harvest festival.
Islamic New Year 24 October, 2014 Friday Celebrates the start of the new Islamic calendar.
Christmas Eve 24 December, 2014 Wednesday Day before the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Boxing Day 26 December, 2014 Friday Day after the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
New Year’s Eve 31 December, 2014 Wednesday Celebrates the last day of the year.


Deepavali (Diwali) is a public holiday in Singapore. In 2014 it is on 23 Oct, 2014.


List of Public and School Holidays in Singapore in 2015
Top 10 Free Attractions And Free Things To Do in Singapore
Ticket Prices, Location And Timing Of Singapore’s Main Attractions


  • Singapore Chinese New Year (Lantern Festival): Image by fliesyan. Image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
  • Singapore National Day Fireworks: Image by William Cho. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
  • Singapore Deepavali Celebrations: Image by David Sifry. Image used under Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).



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