National Day in Singapore in 2020

National Day in Singapore in 2020
  How long until National Day?
This holiday next takes place in 298 days.
  Dates of National Day in Singapore
2021 Singapore Mon, Aug 9 National Holiday
2020 Aug 9, Aug 10
SingaporeMon, Aug 10National Holiday
SingaporeSun, Aug 9National Holiday
2019 Singapore Fri, Aug 9 National Holiday
2018 Singapore Thu, Aug 9 National Holiday
2017 Singapore Wed, Aug 9 National Holiday
  Summary
Singapore declared independence from Britain in August 1963 and gained its own sovereignty on August 9th 1965

When is Singapore National Day?

The National Day of Singapore is a public holiday, celebrated on August 9th each year. If August 9th falls on a weekend, then a public holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

It marks Singapore's sovereignty, which was gained on this day in 1965.

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 August 9th 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?

Three facts about National Day

In Singapore you can get fined $150 for not flushing after you use the toilet.

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.

When time zones were first used, Singapore was set as 7 hours and 30 mins ahead of GMT. In 1982, this was changed to 8 Hours to bring the country into line with neighbouring regions.

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