Here is the official calendar of Singapore public holidays for 2020 – and there are 7 long weekends to look forward to in the year! Time to plan your getaways now.
Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has just announced the list of public holidays for 2020:
1 January 2020 – Wednesday – New Year’s Day
25 January 2020 – Saturday – Chinese New Year
26 January 2020 – Sunday – Chinese New Year*
10 April 2020 – Friday – Good Friday
1 May 2020 – Friday – Labour Day
7 May 2020 – Thursday – Vesak Day
24 May 2020 – Sunday – Hari Raya Puasa#
31 July 2020 – Friday – Hari Raya Haji
9 August 2020 – Sunday – National Day^
14 November 2020 – Saturday – Deepavali
25 December 2020 – Friday – Christmas Day
*Monday, 27 January 2020, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 26 January 2020.
#Monday, 25 May 2020, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 24 May 2020.
^Monday, 10 August 2020, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 9 August 2020.
This presents an amazing seven long weekends in 2020 – Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji, National Day, and Christmas Day. For Chinese New Year (Day 2), Hari Raya Puasa, and National Day which fall on Sundays, the immediate Monday is usually given as off-in-lieu.
If you maximise your 14 days of leave, you’ll get 46 days off!
What employees need to know about their entitlements on a public holiday
- Employees are entitled to the gross rate of pay on a public holiday, if they were not absent on the working day immediately before or after a holiday without consent or a reasonable excuse; or were are on authorised leave (e.g. sick leave, annual leave) on the day immediately before or after a holiday.
- If employees are required to work on a public holiday, they should be paid an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay.
- If employees work on a public holiday, they and the employer can mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for another working day.
- For employees in a managerial or executive position, the employer may grant time off in lieu for working on a public holiday. The time off should consist of a mutually agreed number of hours.
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