Singapore Public Holidays - Year 2008

The official public holidays (bank holidays) in Singapore for year 2008 are :
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New Year's Day

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year

Thursday, 7 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008

7 Feb 2008 marks the start of the lunar new year. This is the year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. The previous year was that of the Pig/Boar, and the next year(2009) will be the year of the Cow/Ox. The associated heavenly element (one of five) for the lunar year 2008 is the Earth element.

Good Friday

Friday, 21 March 2008

Labour Day

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Vesak Day

Monday, 19 May 2008

National Day

Saturday, 9 August 2008

9 August 2008 will mark the 43rd year of independence for the Republic of Singapore.

Hari Raya Puasa

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Hari Raya Puasa is the local Malay name for the Muslim religious holiday/celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.


Monday, 27 October 2008 Tuesday, 28 October 2008*

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is an Indian holiday/festival celebrated by Indians, especially by followers of the religions of Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. It is also commonly called the Festival of Lights.

* The Manpower Ministry of Singapore announced on 26 April 2008, that the date for Deepavali has been changed to 27 October instead of the earlier announced date of 28 October. This is in line with updated advice based on the Indian almanac.

Hari Raya Haji

Monday, 8 December 2008

Hari Raya Haji is the local Malay name for the Muslim religious holiday/celebration of Eid ul-Adha.

Christmas Day

Thursday, 25 December 2008

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