National Day of Singapore

national dayThe National Day of Singapore is on the 9 August (National Day), Gained independence from Malaysia 1965). The National Day of Singapore is celebrated every year on 9 August, in commemoration of Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965. This holiday features a National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and fireworks celebrations.

National Day of Singapore

Firstly the history behind the national day of Singapore is long and interesting. The country has been through a number of twists and turns in its history. This is only a brief historical overview of the country and its road to independence. The National Day of Singapore is celebrated on the 9th August. Finally this is to celebrate its independence from Malaysia on the 9th August 1965.

Firstly Singapore was founded as a British trading post in 1819. This was started by Stamford Raffles. Secondly the area was governed by the British colonial authorities until 1959. Thirdly Singapore grew and became an economic hub in the area. After this with Lee Kuan Yew becoming the first prime minister. Fourthly Singapore was granted self-government. At this point in time Singapore remained a part of the Federation of Malaysia. With different economic outlooks and political difference. Tensions rose between the two. Then in 1963 Singapore became a state in Malaysia. On the 9th August 1965 Singapore declared independence from Malaysia. See also the National Day of Malaysia.

Public Holidays in Singapore

Firstly here are the public holidays in Singapore:

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday, 1st January
  • Chinese New Year – Monday, 30th and Tuesday, 31st January
  • Good Friday – Friday, 7th April
  • Labour Day – Monday, 1st May
  • Vesak Day – Friday, 26th May
  • Hari Raya Puasa – Tuesday, 20th June
  • National Day – Wednesday, 9th August
  • Hari Raya Haji – Saturday, 26th August
  • Deepavali – Wednesday, 1st November
  • Christmas Day – Monday, 25th December
See also  National Day of Equatorial Guinea

 

Finally see also the National Day of Vietnam as well as the National Day of Thailand.