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Singapore National Day

Singapore National Holiday in Singapore

Singapore
Night view of Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

When is Singapore National Day?

How long until National Day ?
This holiday next takes place in 292 Days.
What date is National Day ?
Year Weekday Date
2019 Friday August 9th
2018 Thursday August 9th
2017 Wednesday August 9th
2016 Tuesday August 9th
2015 Sunday August 9th
Duration
2 Days
Summary
Marks independence from Malaysia on 9 August 1965

Singapore celebrates its independence on 9 August, National Day.

History of Singapore National Day

Singapore declared independence from Britain in August 1963. It joined the Federation of Malaysia in September 1963 after the 1962 Merger Referendum of Singapore.

Singapore left the federation two years later and gained its own sovereignty on 9 August 1965 when Yusof bin Ishak was sworn in as the first President of Singapore.

How is Singapore National Day celebrated?

Singaporeans begin celebrations during the last weeks of July and they will continue throughout August. These celebrations will include concerts, carnivals, and many other festivities.

The largest event among the celebrations is the annual National Day Parade. The parade is held in Singapore’s National Stadium in front of 60,000 people and is nationally televised.

The parade features performances from military and school bands, a 400-piece drum ensemble, solo vocalists, professional dance routines, and displays by the Singapore Armed forces, which include free fall parachute displays, tower repelling, vehicle shows, a presidential gun salute and a national flag fly-by.

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