National Day in Singapore in 2019

National Day in Singapore in 2019
  How long until National Day?
This holiday next takes place in 19 days.
  Dates of National Day in Singapore
2021Singapore Mon, Aug 9National Holiday
2020Aug 9, Aug 10
SingaporeMon, Aug 10National Holiday
SingaporeSun, Aug 9National Holiday
2019Singapore Fri, Aug 9National Holiday
2018Singapore Thu, Aug 9National Holiday
2017Singapore Wed, 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 National Day

Singapore is one of three surviving city-states (city, capital and state) in the world. The other two are Monaco and Vatican City.

Buildings in Singapore cannot be taller than 280 metres.

Singapore is made up of 63 islands

More facts about National Day

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