Singapore Public Holidays for 2018
The Ministry of Manpower has released the dates of the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2018 as follows:
|New Year’s Day||1 Jan 2018||Monday|
|Chinese New Year||16 Feb 2018||Friday|
|17 Feb 2018||Saturday|
|Good Friday||30 Mar 2018||Friday|
|Labour Day||1 May 2018||Tuesday|
|Vesak Day||29 May 2018||Tuesday|
|Hari Raya Puasa||15 Jun 2018||Friday|
|National Day||9 Aug 2018||Thursday|
|Hari Raya Haji||22 Aug 2018||Wednesday|
|Deepavali||6 Nov 2018||Tuesday|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec 2018||Tuesday|
PAYMENT FOR WORK DONE ON A PUBLIC HOLIDAY
The Ministry would like to remind all employers that under the Employment Act:
- An employee who is required to work on a public holiday is entitled to an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay.
- 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 managers and executives, time-off-in-lieu for working on a public holiday. The time off should consist of a mutually agreed number of hours.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ON SATURDAYS
- Under the Employment Act, if a public holiday falls on a Saturday, an employee who is not required to work on a Saturday is entitled to another day off or an extra day’s salary in lieu of that public holiday.