New Year's Eve
Sunday december 31, 2023
New Year's Day
Monday january 1, 2024
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
New year holiday (end)
Tuesday january 2, 2024
School holidays : Www.moe.gov.sg
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International schools may have a different schedule
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Schooling is officially mandatory till age 16-17
school day duration: 5:30 hours
Teaching languages: English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil
schools are closed on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required
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Thursday january 18, 2024
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Chinese New Year
Saturday february 10, 2024
Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Chinese New Year
Monday february 12, 2024
Secular holiday :
Wednesday february 14, 2024
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Thursday february 15, 2024
Tuesday february 20, 2024
Tradeshows : Www.singaporeairshow.com/ lasts 4 days 2024 edition confirmed
Saturday february 24, 2024
Culture : Called Chap Go Meh, Yuan Xiao Jie, Yuen Siu or Shangyuan.
First full moon after the Chinese New Year - also known as Chinese Valentines Day.
Mid-term holiday (beginning)
Friday march 8, 2024
School holidays :
Mid-term holiday (end)
Monday march 18, 2024
School holidays :
Wednesday march 20, 2024
Friday march 29, 2024
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Saturday march 30, 2024
Hari Raya Puasa
Wednesday april 10, 2024
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.
Wednesday may 1, 2024
Secular holiday :
Sunday may 12, 2024
cards/flowers : Mothers day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mothers day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and womens suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mothers Day, with her Mothers Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mothers Day in 1914
International Museum Day
Saturday may 18, 2024
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha
Wednesday may 22, 2024
Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday