The journey of 2019 has ended with many stories, and now 2020 took its place. Most people are curious about the official public holiday; that’s why every nation announces a holiday calendar for the new year. Singapore is also one of those countries which set its record of Public Holiday 2020 in which they offer paid leave to their residents. Singaporeans enjoy paid leave and spend some time with family and friends sharing joys and laughter. If any entity performs its duty on those days, then they have to face a penalty. The ten national Public Holidays of Singapore are discussed below.
Mark your calendar and get ready to enjoy the public holidays 2020.
- New Year Day
It is the very first Public Holiday of 2020, which has been celebrated to experience the charm of the New Year. On 1st January 2020, every building of Singapore was decorated beautifully with lights while fireworks also doubled the joy of the celebration. Concerts, festivals, and events are also organized in different areas. People celebrate this day with a welcoming heart and make new resolutions for the coming year. And we all know that we make resolutions to break.
- Chinese New Year
In Singapore, the next holiday is to be held on 25th January 2020 on the occasion of the Chinese New Year celebration. It is the beginning of the new lunar year; people celebrate it with concerts, carnivals, and shows. The fun will last for three days and ends on 27th January 2020 with memories.
- Good Friday
On 10th April, another public holiday is to be held named Good Friday. It is one of the religious events recognized as Easter worldwide. The holiday belongs to the Christian community for which they always wait. The highlight of this tradition is the Easter egg hunt, which is adored by children and adults.
- Labor Day
The government of Singapore also entered the name of Labor Day in the list of Public Holiday 2020. The state offers paid leave on 1st May 2020 to honor the effort of hard-working people around the world.
- Vesak Day
This holiday has been set in honor of the Buddhist religious event through which they can celebrate the birth of Goutam Buddha with their friends and family. There will be a public holiday on 7th May 2020 on the occasion of Vesak Day. People with different backgrounds will experience the joy of Buddha Jayanti on this holiday.
- Hari Raya Puasa
Hari Raya Puasa is another religious public holiday waiting to arrive in 2020 in the region of Singapore. The holiday is special among the Muslim community. There will be two days of holidays (i.e., 24th May 2020 and 25th May 2020) in which Muslims will recite the divine Takbir. This holiday is actually a reward for Muslims who fast for a month to please their Almighty.
- Hari Raya Haji
On 31st July 2020, Singaporean Muslims will also celebrate another religious event with their community. They will sacrifice animals, share meat with relatives, and needy people. The occasion is incomplete without a bbq party with relatives and friends.
- National Day
This holiday does not belong to a particular group of people as it is the National Holiday. Singaporean recall the struggle of their ancestors on this day. This year the national day falls On 9th and 10th August 2020. The day starts with a speech from the Prime minister; then a National Day Parade will elevate the patriotic feel to the next level. Carnivals and festivals will also maximize the fun of the day.
On 14th November 2020, Singaporean will avail one more paid leave on the occasion of Deepavali. This event belongs to the Hindu community through which they recall the victory of lightness over the darkness, which has been achieved by Rama after 14 years in the jungle. Hindu communities make Rangoli and decorate their homes with lights. The holiday brings happiness throughout the nation.
Christmas is one of the most cherished events for the Christian community; that’s why the government of Singapore does not forget to add this day in the list of Public Holiday 2020. Christmas will be held on 25th December 2020 with all its spirit. Christian recalls the birth of Jesus (son of God) by exchanging gifts and performing rituals in churches on this sacred day.