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.