21 October 2021
1. Based on the astronomical calculation (Imkanur Rukyah) with revised criteria, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji public holidays are slated to fall on 3 May 2022 and 10 July 2022 respectively. The new dates supersede the gazetted dates announced in April this year.
2. The highest Islamic authorities of Brunei Darussalam, Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia and Republic of Singapore have agreed to adopt revised criteria of the astronomical calculation for the determination of the Islamic calendar from year 2022 onwards. The agreement was reached among member countries after new findings emerged over years of research.
3. With this agreement, important dates in the Islamic calendar, such as the start of the Muslim new year, the fasting month and the Haj may be aligned in the region.
MAJLIS UGAMA ISLAM SINGAPURA