Holidays in Singapore, in 2015
This is a list of Official Public Gazette Holidays in Singapore in 2015.
|HOLIDAY DATE||DAY||SINGAPORE PUBLIC HOLIDAY||REASON FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN SINGAPORE|
|1 January, 2015||Thursday||New Year’s Day||First day of the Gregorian New Year|
|19 February, 2015||Thursday||Chinese New Year||Start of the Chinese New Year, which is also called Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. This 15 day festival ends on Lantern Festival (5 March, 2015)|
|20 February, 2015||Friday||Chinese New Year|
|3 April, 2015||Friday||Good Friday||Christian Festival, which marks the death of Jesus Christ|
|1 May, 2015||Friday||Labour Day||Also known as “May Day”, this is a celebration of the achievements of workers|
|1 June, 2015||Monday||Vesak Day (Buddha Purnima)||Buddhist Festival that celebratess the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha|
|17 July, 2015||Monday||Hari Raya Puasa (Eid al-Fitr)||Islamic Festival to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting|
|9 August, 2015||Sunday||National Day||Singapore’s Independence Day (Monday, 10 August, 2014 is a holiday since National Day is on a Sunday)|
|24 September, 2015||Thursday||Hari Raya Haji (Eid al-Adha)||Islamic Festival commenorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God.|
|10 November, 2015||Thursday||Deepavali||Hindu festival of Lights. It celebrates the return of Lord Ram from 14 years of exile|
|25 December, 2015||Friday||Christmas Day||Christian Festival commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ|
- Since Singapore National Day is on a Sunday (9 August, 2015), Monday (10 August, 2015) has been declared a holiday.
- The above list of 2015 government gazette public holidays in Singapore is issued by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower.
- Singapore employers have the option to give their employees alternate holidays in place of the above 11 public holidays.
List of Singapore School and College Holidays in 2015
The academic year in Singapore’s Schools, Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute consist of 2 semesters with 2 terms each. Singapore Schools and Colleges have holidays in-between terms and semesters. The below list of 2015 School and Junior College Holidays in Singapore is issued by Singapore’s Ministry of Education.
|SCHOOL, JUNIOR COLLEGE HOLIDAYS IN SINGAPORE||DATE AND DAY|
|School Break between Terms 1 and 2||14 March, 2015 (Saturday) to 22 March, 2015 (Sunday)|
|School Break between Semester 1 and 2||30 May, 2015 (Saturday) to 28 June, 2015 (Sunday)|
|Youth Day||5 July, 2015 (Sunday); 6 July (Monday) will be a holiday.|
|Teachers’ Day||4 September, 2015 (Friday)|
|School Break between Terms 3 and 4||5 September, 2015 (Saturday) to 13 September, 2015 (Sunday)|
|Children’s Day (Holiday only for Primary School)||9 October, 2014 (Friday)|
|Singapore End of Academic School Year||21 November, 2015 (Saturday) to 31 December, 2015 (Thursday)|
NOTE: Some Junior College holiday dates may vary; please visit Ministry of Education’s website for more details.
Following are the 2015 dates for semesters and terms for schools and junior colleges in Singapore. Singapore schools and colleges will be teaching during this period.
|SINGAPORE SCHOOL & JUNIOR COLLEGE TERM IN 2015||DATES SINGAPORE SCHOOLS & JUNIOR COLLEGES WILL BE OPEN|
|Semester 1: Term 1||2 January, 2015 (Friday) to 13 March, 2015 (Friday)|
|Semester 1: Term 2||23 March, 2015 (Monday) to 29 May, 2015 (Friday)|
|Semester 2: Term 3||29 June, 2015 (Monday) to 4 September, 2015 (Friday)|
|Semester 2: Term 4||14 September, 2015 (Monday) to 20 November, 2015 (Friday)|
Festivals and Observance Holidays Celebrated in Singapore
In addition to the 11 official public holidays, Singaporeans celebrate the below listed festivals and special occasions.
|NAME OF HOLIDAY||DATE||DAY||REASON FOR CELEBRATION IN SINGAPORE|
|Maulid – Birth of the Prophet||3 January, 2015||Saturday||Islamic festval that celebrates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.|
|Thaipusam||3 February, 2015||Tuesday||Hindu Tamil festival celebrates the victory of Goddess Parvati and Lord Murugun over evil.|
|Valentine’s Day||14 February, 2015||Saturday||Christian festival that celebrates feast of St. Valentine, a Roman Catholic saint.|
|Total Defence Day||15 February, 2015||Sunday||In 15 February 1942, the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese in World War II.|
|Lantern Festival||5 March, 2015||Thursday||Chinese festival that celebrates the last day of Chinese New Year celebration.|
|International Women’s Day||8 March, 2015||Sunday||Celebration of the role of Women|
|Holy Saturday (Easter Saturday)||4 April, 2015||Saturday||Christian festival that celebrated a day before the resurrection of Jesus Christ.|
|Easter||5 April, 2015||Sunday||Christian festival commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.|
|Qingming Festival||5 April, 2015||Sunday||Chinese Pure Brightness Festival, Ancestors Day.|
|Baisakhi (Vaisakhi)||14 April, 2015||Tuesday||Sikhs celebrate it as the day the Khalsa was established. Also start of Hindu New Year.|
|Mother’s Day||10 May, 2015||Sunday||Celebrate the contributions of mothers.|
|Start of Ramadan (29-days)||17 June, 2015||Wednesday||Islamic festival which start the fasting month of Ramadhan.|
|Dragon Boat Festival||20 June, 2015||Monday||Death anniversary of patriotic poet Qu Yuan.|
|Father’s Day||21 June, 2015||Sunday||Celebrates the contributions of fathers.|
|Singapore Armed Forces Day||1 July, 2015||Wednesday||Parade is held in honor of the armed forces.|
|Racial Harmony Day||21 July, 2015||Tuesday||Singapore’s first race riots took place on 21 July 1964.|
|Hungry Ghost Festival||28 August, 2015||Friday||Chinese festival to appease ancestors.|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||28 September, 2015||Sunday||Chinese and Vietnamese harvest festival.|
|Islamic New Year (1st Day of Muharram)||13 October, 2015||Tuesday||Celebrates the start of the new Islamic calendar.|
|Christmas Eve||24 December, 2015||Thursday||Day before the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.|
|New Year’s Eve||31 December, 2015||Thursday||Celebrates the last day of the year.|
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- 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).
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