Singapore Public Holidays - Year 2009

The official public holidays (bank holidays) in Singapore for year 2009 are :
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New Year's Day

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year

Monday, 26 January 2009
Tuesday, 27 January 2009

26 January 2009 marks the start of the lunar new year. This is the year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac. The previous year was that of the Rat, and the next year(2010) will be the year of the Tiger. The associated heavenly element (one of five) for the lunar year 2009 is the Earth element in the Yin form.

Good Friday

Friday, 10 April 2009

Labour Day

Friday, 1 May 2009

Vesak Day

Saturday, 9 May 2009

National Day

Sunday, 9 August 2009

9 August 2009 will mark the 44th year of independence for the Republic of Singapore.

Hari Raya Puasa

Sunday, 20 September 2009

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


Saturday, 17 October 2009*

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 earlier tentative date of 15 November 2009 has been changed to 17 October. This was announced on 10 February 2009 by the Ministry of Manpower on advice from the Hindu Endowments Board based on the updated Indian almanac.

Hari Raya Haji

Friday, 27 November 2009

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

Christmas Day

Friday, 25 December 2009

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