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2014 government holidays in Singapore, Public holiday Singapore 2014

The list of government holidays in Singapore for the year 2014 is mentioned below. Some of the holidays are declared by government holidays and some of the holidays are declared by state government. Every year, the holiday Below New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Labour Day, Vesak Day, Hari Raya Puasa, National Day, Hari Raya Haji, Deepavali and Christmas Day.

The dates for the 11 gazetted public holidays Singapore for 2014 are as follows :

List of government holidays 2014 in Singapore

January 1WednesdayNew Year’s Day
January 31FridayChinese New Year
February 1SaturdayChinese New Year
April 18FridayGood Friday
May 1ThursdayLabour Day
May 13TuesdayVesak Day
July 28MondayHari Raya Puasa
August 9SaturdayNational Day
October 5SundayHari Raya Haji
October 23ThursdayDeepavali
December 25ThursdayChristmas Day

 2014 New Year date January 01 (01/01/2014)

Romans originally dedicated New Year’s Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings for whom the first month of the year (January) is named.New Year’s Day is observed on January 1,the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in the Roman Empire since 45 BC.New Year’s Day is probably the world’s most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone.

2014 Chinese New Year date January 31 (31/01/2014) and February 01 (01/02/2014)

Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally ran from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”.

Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius,Philippines and also in Chinatowns elsewhere. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors.

2014 Good Friday date April 18 (18/04/2014)

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

2014 Labour day date May 1 (01/05/2014)

This is about Labour Day observances in different countries. For the workers’ holiday held on May 1, see International Workers’ Day

2014 Vesak Day date May 13 (13/05/2014)

Vesakha, Wesak or Vesak also known as Buddha Purnima is a holy day observed traditionally by Buddhists in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and the South East Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Indonesia.Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s Birthday”, it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.

2014 Labour and Community day date August 9 (09/08/2014)

The National Day of Singapore is celebrated every year on 9 August, in commemoration of Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965. This holiday features a National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and fireworks celebrations.

2014 Diwali Date October 23 (23/10/2014)

Diwali festival is one of the most important festival celebrated across India. Diwali is celebrated by Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism peoples. During diwali day, people’s wake up before dawn and have an oil bath. All the family members wear new clothes and pray to god. They distributed sweets with their neighbours, relatives and friends. The children’s are like to burst the crackers throughout the day.

2014 Christmas Date December 25 (25/12/2014)

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world.

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