Singapore 2011 Holidays Calendar

Following are the Singapore public holiday 2011, according to official holiday calendar announced by Singapore Ministry of Manpower .

Take note that majority of Singapore holidays 2011 are made of religious holidays, with representation from each major religion in Singapore, namely Islam/Mosleem, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhism.

See also : Singapore Holidays 2012

Singapore Public Holidays 2011

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There are 11 public holidays in Singapore. Three of them are secular: New Year?s Day, Labour Day / May Day, and Singapore National Day. The remaining eight cultural, racial or religious holidays consist of two Chinese, two Muslim, two Indian and two Christian holidays.

Exception on every 32 or 33 years, Hari Raya Puasa (also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri and in Arabic as Eid ul-Fitr) is celebrated twice a calendar year. This occurred in 1968 and 2000, giving Singaporeans 12 public holidays in those years.

The arrangement of Singapore public holidays represent a carefully calibrated distribution of public holidays among the religious and ethnic communities in Singapore. Because of this certain special days traditionally celebrated by locals have not been given public holiday status.

These include Chinese festival like Mid-Autumn Festival; Christian holidays like Ascension Day; Muslim holidays like Awal Muharram, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad; and Hindu holidays like Thaipusam.

List of MoM Official Singapore 2011 Public Holidays
Here is the list of Singapore 2011 public holidays.

New Year?s Day
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Chinese New Year
(read about Chinese New Year 2011)
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Friday, 4 February 2011

Good Friday
Friday, 22 April 2011

Labour Day
Sunday*, 1 May 2011

Singapore Election / Polling Day
Saturday, 7 May 2011

Buddhist Vesak Day
Singapore Vesak Day 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Singapore National Day
Singapore National Day 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Singapore Presidential Election Polling Day
Singapore Presidential Election 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011

Hari Raya Puasa / Eid Al-Mubarak Al-Fitr / Hari Raya Aidil Fitri / Festival of the Breaking of the Fast
Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Deepavali / Diwali / Festival Of Light
Deepavali 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011**

Hari Raya Haji / Eid al-Adha / Hari Raya Idul Adha / Festival of Sacrifice
Hari Raya Haji 2011
Sunday*, 6 November 2011

Christmas Day
Sunday*, 25 December 2011

* For Singapore holidays that fall on Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday

** The date, 26 October 2011, for Deepavali needs to be checked against the Indian Almanac when it is available. Should there be a change in date, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower will issue a media release to announce the change.

For official announcement of the Singapore 2011 holidays, refer to MOM website: Singapore 2011 Public Holidays Calendar.

Chinese New Year, most popular Singapore holidays 2011

Singapore 2011 special holidays
The following special Singapore 2011 holidays or festivals are observed or celebrated by significant segments of the Singaporean population, but are not public holidays.

Date Special day / Festival
Full moon day in Thai, 10th month of the Tamil calendar (mid-January ? mid-February) Thaipusam
14 February Valentine’s Day
15 February Total Defence Day
8 March International Women’s Day
Sunday after first Paschal Full Moon on or after vernal equinox (22 March ? 25 April) Easter (Easter 2011)
1 April April Fool’s Day
5th Solar Term (early April) Qingming Festival
2nd Sunday of May Mother’s Day
18 May International Museum Day
5th day of 5th lunar month Dragon Boat Festival
3rd Sunday of June Father’s Day
15th day of 7th lunar month Hungry Ghost Festival
1 July Singapore Armed Forces Day
21 July Racial Harmony Day
15th day of 8th lunar month Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Cake Festival

Happy Singapore Holidays 2011 !