Singapore, being one of the most culturally diverse nations in Asia, observes several holidays celebrated by residents coming from various cultural backgrounds. It’s a great sight to see when people of various colors and backgrounds come together to celebrate certain traditions and events observed on the city-state island.
Another interesting thing about Singapore’s holiday observances is that most of them are highly commercialized, as the city is filled with thriving local and multinational businesses, so you can just imagine how big some of these events can be.
List of Public Holidays for 2020
Overall, Singapore offers much freedom for its residents to observe their traditions and cultures, especially since there are known destinations in the country where certain population groups gather and thrive as a community. If you wish to plan your getaway in the country and to see where certain events are best celebrated, it would be good for you to check out the list of public holidays observed in the country as follows:
- January 1 (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day
- January 25 (Saturday) – Chinese New Year
- January 26 (Saturday) – Chinese New Year Holiday
- January 27 (Monday) – Chinese New Year (in lieu)
- April 10 (Friday) – Good Friday
- May 1 (Friday) – Labor Day
- May 7 (Thursday) – Vesak Day (Birth of Buddha)
- May 24 (Sunday) – Hari Raya Puasa
- May 25 (Monday) – Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
- July 31 (Friday) – Hari Raya Haji (Feast of the Sacrifice)
- August 9 (Sunday) – National Day
- August 10 (Monday) – National Day
- November 14 (Saturday) – Deepavali
- December 25 (Friday) – Christmas Day
- If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following workday will be a public holiday.
It’s also worth noting that Singapore has been an ideal destination when it comes to big events such as tech expos, cultural events, concerts, and shopping bazaars. However, as the country has shut off its borders for transient travels since late March, tourism and retail sectors took an immediate hit in terms of economic productivity – as is the case in most countries worldwide.
But if things were different right now, where do you plan to go on a holiday here in Singapore? Let us know what you think by writing in the comments section below! But until all is well and safe, we suggest you stay at home with your family and loved ones and enjoy this time to bond together and to reconnect with each other (if you still haven’t).
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