Now that 2020 is almost behind us, the New Year will mark a new journey for you and your family. And with it, new plans and goals will be set.
Whether it is for taking time-off, a leave from work to rest, or to go on a vacation back home in the Philippines to spend time with the family, you will need to look at your calendar to plan all these things. And here in Singapore, these are the dates you ought to take note of, to plan your vacation ahead effectively.
Here Are the 11 Public Holidays in Singapore for 2021
You might have canceled some (or a lot) of your plans in 2020, but putting behind what’s over and done, you can now start planning again for the new year using the following list of public holidays in Singapore:
- January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
- February 12 (Friday) – Chinese New Year
- February 13 (Saturday) – Chinese New Year
- April 2 (Friday) – Good Friday
- May 1 (Saturday) – Labour Day
- May 13 (Thursday) – Hari Raya Puasa
- May 26 (Wednesday) – Vesak Day
- July 20 (Tuesday) – Hari Raya Haji
- August 9 (Monday) – National Day
- November 4 (Thursday) – Deepavali
- December 25 (Saturday) – Christmas Day
PAYMENT FOR WORK DONE ON A HOLIDAY
Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower re-echoed the amendments to the Employment Act, which took effect on April 1, 2019, which state:
- Any employee who is required to work on a public holiday is entitled to an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay, in addition to his gross rate of pay for that day.
- Alternatively, the employer and employee may mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for another working day.
- An employer also has the additional option of granting time-off-in-lieu, based on a mutually agreed number of hours, for working on a public holiday for the following group of employees:
- Workmen earning more than $4,500 a month;
- Non-workmen earning more than $2,600 a month; and
- All managers and executives.
While there are only 11 official public holidays in Singapore, the country is among those in Asia, which observes several commercial days for events. Keep checking back with us to get the latest news, events, and promotions happening here in Singapore in 2021!