Singapore National Day around the world in 2019

Singapore National Day around the world in 2019
  How long until Singapore National Day?
This holiday next takes place in 53 days.
  Dates of Singapore National Day around the world
2020SingaporeAug 9, Aug 10
Singapore Mon, Aug 10National Holiday
Singapore Sun, Aug 9National Holiday
2019SingaporeAug 9
Singapore Fri, Aug 9National Holiday
2018SingaporeAug 9
Singapore Thu, Aug 9National Holiday
2017SingaporeAug 9
Singapore Wed, Aug 9National Holiday
2016SingaporeAug 9
Singapore Tue, Aug 9National Holiday
  Summary
Singapore declared independence from Britain in August 1963

When is it?

Singapore celebrates its independence on 9 August, National Day.

History of the holiday

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 it 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?

Three facts about Singapore National Day

Singapore has four official languages: English, Chinese, Tamil, and Malay.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens contains the largest tropical orchid garden in the world.

At 282 metres above ground level atop One Raffles Place, 1-Altitude is the highest outside rooftop bar in the world.

More facts about Singapore National Day

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