2020 Singapore Public Holidays

You will find below the complete list of the 2020 Public Holidays in Singapore.

You can write them down or come back to this page whenever needed. Any questions regarding Public Holidays in Singapore feel free to contact us.

  • January 1st, 2020 – International New Year
  • February 25th, 26th and 27th, 2020Chinese New Year
  • April 10th, 2020 – Good Friday
  • 1st May, 2020 – Labor Day
  • 7th May, 2020 – Vesak Day
  • 24th May and 25th May, 2020 – Hari Raya Puasa
  • July 31st, 2020 – Hari Raya Haji
  • August 9th and 10th, 2020 – National Day
  • November 14th, 2020 – Deepavali
  • December 25th, 2020Christmas
Singapore Public Holidays

NOTE – If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will also be a public holiday. 

Singapore Public Holidays – What are they?

You may have noticed, Singapore celebrates holidays from several religions.

Being a country promoting multiracialism since independence, research has found that Singapore has the highest religious diversity in the world.

Singapore has 10 National Holidays every year:

  1. International New Year: first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar
  2. Chinese New Year: first day of the lunar calendar
  3. Good Friday: Christian holiday, commemorates the death of Jesus Christ
  4. Labor Day: also know as May Day. International worker’s day
  5. Vesak Day: commemorates the birth of Buddha, celebrated every 4th month of the Buddhist calendar
  6. Hari Raya Puasa: also known as Day of Celebration. A Muslim holiday to celebrate the end of ramadan
  7. Hari Raya Haji: also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. Celebrated 70 days after ramadan
  8. National Day: celebrates Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965
  9. Deepavali: also known as Diwali, the Festival of Lights. An Indian celebration that symbolises the spiritual victory of lights over darkness
  10. Christmas: Christian holiday, commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ

Contrary to the Chinese Public Holidays, the rules in Singapore are very simple. A day off is a day off, and if it falls on a Sunday, then the following Monday is also observed. That’s it.

? As an example: National Singapore Holiday 2020

25th – 26th – 27th of February (Sat-Mon) are national holidays.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th are the official holidays.

But since the holiday falls on a Sunday, then Monday 27th is also observed and becomes a holiday.

What to do during your National Holidays

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Singapore Public Holidays at LTL Mandarin School

LTL Mandarin School is open all year long, even during the celebrations such as Christmas and the Chinese New Year.

We can assure you, you will never miss any classes you booked because of a holiday. 

Still, your teacher might travel home during a holiday, and as a consequence your lessons will need to be moved to other days before or after the holiday. This can happen specifically during longer holidays such as the Chinese New Year or National Day. So, just be aware that your schedule might need some changes.

2021 Singapore Public Holidays

Below is the complete list of the 2021 Public Holidays in Singapore. Don’t hesitate to write them down or come back to this page whenever needed. Any questions regarding Public Holidays in Singapore feel free to contact us.

  • January 1st, 2021 – International New Year
  • February 12th and 13th, 2021 – Chinese New Year
  • April 2nd, 2021 – Good Friday
  • 1st May, 2021 – Labor Day
  • 13th May, 2021 – Hari Raya Puasa
  • 26th May, 2021 – Vesak Day
  • July 20th, 2021 – Hari Raya Haji
  • August 9th, 2021 – National Day
  • November 4th, 2021 – Deepavali
  • December 25th, 2021 – Christmas

NOTE – If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following workday will be a public holiday. 

Singapore national holidays 2021
Find out the dates for 2021!

NOTE – Our Chinese School in Taiwan and Schools in Mainland China follow slightly different holidays.

What about Public Holidays in Mainland China?

Holidays in Mainland China are a bit different and there are also fewer.

Holidays in Mainland China, 2020 dates are as following:

  • January 1st, 2020 – International New Year
  • January 24th to 30th 2020 – Chinese New Year
  • April 4th 2020Qing Ming Jie (Tomb Sweeping Day)
  • May 1st 2020 – Labor Day
  • June 25th 2020Dragon Boat Festival
  • September 27th 2020Mid Autumn Festival
  • October 1st – 7th 2020 – National Holiday

Holidays in Mainland China follow a specific rule.

Saturdays or Sundays become a work day, so the work day is off to allow longer holidays so that people can go home for a longer period of time.

FURTHER READING – Read our blog for more information about Chinese Public Holidays.

Chinese National Holidays

And Public Holidays in Taiwan?

Holidays in Taiwan are slightly different, but follow a similar pattern as the Chinese ones.

As we have a school also in Taiwan, we want to make sure you remain fully in the loop with the situation there to so…

Holidays in Taiwan, 2020 dates are as following:

  • January 1st 2020 – International New Year
  • January 24th 2020 to January 31st 2020 – Chinese New Year
  • February 28th 2020 & March 1st 2020 – 228 Peace Memorial Day
  • April 3rd 2020 & April 4th 2020 – Children’s Day and Tomb Sweeping Festival
  • June 25th 2020 – Dragon Boat Festival
  • October 1st 2020 – Mid Autumn Festival
  • October 9th 2020 & October 10th 2020 – National Day

Holidays in Taiwan follow the same Compensation Days rules as in Mainland China. More information about Taiwanese Public Holidays.

Taiwan Public Holidays
How many public holidays are in Singapore?

Singapore has 10 official public holidays.

Are shops open during public holidays in Singapore?

Most shops are open on public holidays in Singapore. As a general rule, you’ll find areas quieter than usual during religious festivals that are important to a particular ethnic group in Singapore.

Does Singapore celebrate Christmas?

Yes! Christianity is the second-largest religion in Singapore (after Buddhism) and as such has Good Friday and Christmas as official public holidays on the island.

Are elections considered to be public holidays in Singapore?

Yes! Election days in Singapore are public holidays. Employees don’t have to go to work and if they do so they are entitled to one day off in lieu.

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