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 77 Days.|
What date is National Day ?
|Singapore declared independence from Britain in August 1963|
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.
Did you know?
Singapore was named Singapura, which means 'Lion City' in Sanskrit, by Sang Nila Utama, a Sumatran Prince after he thought he saw a lion on the island, though it was more likely to have been a tiger.
Singapore has four official languages: English, Chinese, Tamil, and Malay.
When time zones were first used, Singapore was set as seven hours and 30 mins ahead of GMT. In 1982, this was changed to eight Hours to bring the country into line with neighbouring regions.
The largest fountain in the world is in Singapore. Located in Suntec City, it is estimated to have cost around US$6 million to build in 1997.
Singapore is made up of 63 islands.