Singapore Public Holidays 2015 have been announced, and though official holidays are 11 but most of the public holidays in Singapore are falling on either Friday or Monday in 2015, so you can make good use of the extended weekend for a short getaway trip.
We will look at official Singapore public holidays for 2015 and discuss how you can couple these holidays with the weekend to make the most out of it.
Official Singapore Public Holidays 2015
Here is the list of official Singapore Public Holidays in Singapore for the year 2015.
New Year’s Day Holiday – Thursday, 1 January 2015
The first Singapore Public Holiday for 2015 being the New Year’s Day. It’s time for you to get some rest after long hours of partying for the celebration of the new year.
Chinese New Year Holiday – Thursday, 19 February 2015 & Friday, 20 February 2015
There are two new year’s celebrations in Singapore. The second one is Chinese New Year (CNY) and the whole country is in festive mode during CNY holidays. The CNY dates vary as per Chinese calendar and you will see plenty of decorations, sale & promotions during CNY public holiday in Singapore.
You can couple CNY holidays with the weekend to have an extended 4 days holiday.
Good Friday Holiday – Friday, 3 April 2015
Good Friday public holiday in Singapore falls on Friday and you can couple it with the weekend to have an extended 3 days holiday.
Labour Day Holiday – Friday, 1 May 2015
Another Singapore Public Holiday of 2015 that falls on a Friday is a Labour Day. You can couple it with the weekend to have an extended 3 days holiday.
Vesak Day Holiday – Monday, 1 June 2015
The Vesak day public holiday also known as “Buddha Day” is mainly observed by Buddhists. This is also a public holidays in Singapore. Since it is falling on Monday, so you can couple it with the weekend to have an extended 3 days holiday.
Hari Raya Puasa Holiday – Friday, 17 July 2015
Hari Raya Puasa, also known as Eidi-ul-Fitri is a traditional Muslim holiday to celebrate the end of the fasting season of Ramadan. Hari Raya Puasa public holiday in Singapore for 2015 also falls on Friday, so you can couple it with the weekend to have an extended 3 days holiday.
Singapore National Day Holiday – Sunday, 9 August 2015
Singaporean celebrate their national day every year on 9 August. Since, national day of Singapore in 2015 has been falling on Sunday, so Monday will be a public holiday. The main highlight of national day is “Changi Parade” which is held every year.
Hari Raya Haji Holiday – Thursday, 24 September 2015
Hari Raja Haji or Eid-ul-Adha is another Muslim festive holiday in Singapore, when Muslims across the globe travel to Makkah to perform pilgrimage.
Deepavali Holiday – Tuesday, 10 November 2015
The Deepavali is a Hindu festive holiday which is part of Singapore 2015 Public Holidays calendar. The date of Deepavali holiday is subject to change as it will be confirmed when Hindu Almanac calendar is available later in 2015.
The main highlight of Deepavali is streets, shops & night markets of Little India, which are decorated to celebrate this festive holiday.
Christmas Day Holiday – Friday, 25 December 2015
Christmas is last of festive holidays in Singapore and the last public holiday of 2015 in Singapore as well. Singaporean and expats living in Singapore celebrate Christmas day every year. There are plenty of festive activities during Christmas in Singapore which includes, Christmas decoration, Christmas trees, sales, promotion, offers & much more.
Christmas Day public holiday in Singapore also falls on a Friday, so you can couple it with the weekend to have an extended 3 days holiday.
Short Getaway Trip Ideas for Holiday
As you can see that a lot of public holidays in Singapore are falling on either Friday or Monday which gives you an opportunity to schedule a short getaway trip (assuming that you have a standard weekend i.e.., Saturday & Sunday).
You can explore one of the offshore Island in Singapore including Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island, Pulau Hantu, Sister’s Island, St John’s Island, Pulau Semakau, Lazarus Island & Pulau Seringat. Tickets to most of the Islands are available here.
You can travel to multiple tourist destinations in Malaysia as it will take few hours to get there if you are going by a plane or bus. Some of the recommended places to visit includes the historical city of Melaka, Penang Island & heritage sites in Georgetown, Kuala Lumpur city, Genting Highlands, Langkawi Island, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Tioman Island & Redang Island.
There are plenty of other destinations to explore in Asia so book your tickets in advance for one of your favorite destinations and make the most of the long extended public holidays of Singapore.
If you have any getaway trip idea for Singapore Public Holidays in 2015, do let us know by adding comments below.