Sep 152014

Holidays in Singapore, in 2015

This is a list of Official Public Gazette Holidays in Singapore in 2015.



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.

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

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 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.

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)


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


Festivals and Observance Holidays Celebrated in Singapore

In addition to the 11 official public holidays, Singaporeans celebrate the below listed festivals and special occasions.



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.


Deepavali (Diwali) is a public holiday in Singapore.






  • 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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