The complete list for the 2012 holidays are as follows:
|New Year's Day||1 January 2012||Sunday*|
|Chinese New Year||23 January 2012|
24 January 2012
|Good Friday||6 April 2012||Friday|
|Labour Day||1 May 2012||Tuesday|
|Vesak Day||5 May 2012||Saturday|
|National Day||9 August 2012||Thursday|
|Hari Raya Puasa||19 August 2012||Sunday*|
|Hari Raya Haji||26 October 2012||Friday|
|Deepavali||13 November 2012||Tuesday|
|Christmas Day||25 December 2012||Tuesday|
* The following Monday will be a public holiday
Source: Ministry of Manpower
The date for Deepavali, November 13, needs to be checked against the Indian Almanac when it is available. The Ministry of Manpower will issue a statement should there be a change of date.
Under the Employment Act, an employee who is required to work on a public holiday is entitled to an extra day's salary at the basic rate of pay, in addition to the gross rate of pay for that holiday. The employer and employee may mutually agree to substitute a public holiday for any other day.