National Day in Singapore in 2024

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  Dates of National Day in Singapore
2025 Singapore Sat, Aug 9 National Holiday
2024 Singapore Fri, Aug 9 National Holiday
2023 Singapore Wed, Aug 9 National Holiday
2022 Singapore Tue, Aug 9 National Holiday
2021 Singapore Mon, Aug 9 National Holiday

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

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

Singapore is made up of 63 islands

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

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