Singapore Public Holidays for 2020

The Ministry of Manpower has released the dates of the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2020 as follows:

New Year’s Day 1 Jan 2020 Wednesday
Chinese New Year 25 Jan 2020 Saturday
26 Jan 2020 Sunday
Good Friday 10 Apr 2020 Friday
Labour Day 1 May 2020 Friday
Vesak Day 7 May 2020 Thursday
Hari Raya Puasa 24 May 2020 Sunday
Hari Raya Haji 31 Jul 2020 Friday
National Day 9 Aug 2020 Sunday
Deepavali 14 Nov 2020 Saturday
Christmas Day 25 Dec 2020 Friday


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.


  • 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.

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