Singapore’s Public Holidays for 2023

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Singapore’s public holidays for 2023 were released in April 2022. In total, it has 14 days for 10 public holidays (instead of the gazetted 11 public holidays). 

The President of Singapore can declare any day a public holiday.

If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day is usually declared a public holiday, unless the Monday itself is already a public holiday. If a public holiday falls on a Saturday, the government will declare a school holiday the following Monday. 

Employees who have to work on a public holiday will be entitled to an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay, in addition to their gross rate of pay for that day. Alternatively, employers, with the employee’s consent, can substitute the employee’s day off with another working day.

Employers also have the option of granting time-off-in-lieu, based on a mutually agreed number of hours, for working on a public holiday for the following group of employees:

  • Workmen earning more than $4,500 a month;
  • Non-workmen earning more than $2,600 a month; and
  • All managers and executives.

Singapore’s public holiday schedule for 2023

The Ministry of Manpower’s (MoM) dates for the 2023 public holidays are:

Singapore’s public holiday schedule for 2023

Public Holiday



The regular holidays are:

New Year’s Day


January 1

Chinese New Year


January 22

Good Friday


April 7

Eid-al Fitr


April 22

Labour Day


May 1

Vesak Day


June 2

Eid-al adha


June 29

National Day


August 9



November 12

Christmas Day


December 25

Additional non-working days:

New Year’s Day


January 1

Chinese New Year Monday, Tuesday January 23, 24
Deepavali Monday November 13

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