SINGAPORE – The National Day Parade (NDP) this year will be postponed to Aug 21 after the end of the latest Covid-19 restrictions, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on Thursday (July 22).
The announcement came as Singapore reverted to stricter measures under phase 2 heightened alert for a month starting on Thursday, and this is scheduled to last until Aug 18, after National Day.
A ceremonial parade will be held on Aug 9 instead. It will be similar to the one held last year at the Padang, but will take place at the Marina Bay floating platform, added Mindef.
The heartland fireworks and Red Lions displays previously announced to be held on Aug 7-8 will be cancelled. The NDP rehearsal and preview previously planned on July 24 and 31 have also been postponed.
The National Day Rally will now be held a week later on Aug 29 at Mediacorp, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday night.