Special Holidays in Singapore


As far as the public holidays or the school holidays or the school term holidays of Singapore are concerned they are quite a few in number. Apart from the holidays there are other days as well as festivals that are not observed in Singapore as national holidays but are nonetheless celebrated with much pomp and vigor by few section of local citizens of Singapore.

The preparations for the festival starts much ahead of its time and the special days are also observed with great exuberance.

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Given below is a list of the Special Days in Singapore and they are:

Thaipusam - It is observed in the month of January by a certain section of people of Singapore

Valentines Day - It is celebrated on the 14th February

Total Defence Day - The date of its celebration is 15th February. History tells us that in the year 1942 on 15th February the nation of Singapore surrendered itself to the Japanese and from then onwards it came under the rule of Japan.

8th March - International Women's Day

1st April - April Fool's Day

Spring Sunday - Easter celebrations are observed on this day. The date of this festival varies in accordance with the lunar calendar.

5th Solar Term at the start of the month of April - Qingming Festival

2nd Sunday of the month of May - It is observed as the Mother's Day.

18th May - The International Museum Day is celebrated on this day.

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