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Singapore's National Day
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Singapore’s National Day

Singapore’s National Day is held each year on the 9th of August in memory of Singapore’s freedom from Malaysia in 1965.

During this day, there is a National Parade, a speech from the Prime Minister of Singapore and a huge fireworks display.

Singapore’s National Day – 2017 Date, Parade, Speech & Fireworks

On National Day there is heaps of entertainment for spectators including sky diving, choir performances, school bands and presentations. Then a huge parade follows where locals and visitors can watch a multi-cultural parade featuring music, dancing as well as military personnel, police, schools and many businesses.

There are also displays of Singapore’s defensive capabilities by fly overs by the military. Afterwards, there is a massive fireworks display set against the stunning city skyline framed by the Marina Waterfront and singing of the National Anthem.

Please note that tickets for the parade cannot be bought. Instead, every citizen or permanent resident can ballot for up to six seats in May every year. Results are announced in June.

On the second Sunday following the National Day, a speech is issued by Singapore’s Prime Minister, which is called the National Day Rally. This rally has been a yearly occasion since 1966 and the Prime Minister utilises the rally to address the country on its key difficulties and its future prospects. It is comparable to the “State of the Union Address” conveyed by the President of the United States.

Both the general public and national leaders treat the Singapore National Day with much respect and decorum that it deserves. You will find this day to be very important to every citizen in Singapore.

If you are looking for accommodation in Singapore during National Day, click the link below to find the best deals.


09 August 2017

Event Times

All day


Multiple Venues


Singapore Flyer Marina Barrage Marina Bay
Singapore, Singapore




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  • Hello , we would like to know at what time starts the fireworks on 9 August if someone could tell me that would be great thank you very much ! And please also where the best place to stay to see the fireworks ! Thanks and have a lovely day with greetings from Majorca Spain

    • Hi Iris,

      The show schedule is yet to be released by the organiser. Check back with us in a week or so and hopefully more information is available.

      There will be plenty of viewing spots along Marina Bay where you can view the fireworks. Some popular spots are at the Float @ Marina Bay, Merlion or on the Singapore Flyer!

      Kind regards,

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