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111 Workplace Team Building Event Dates in Singapore (2024)

2024 is packed with exciting workplace events that foster inclusivity, well-being, and cultural celebration. From New Year's Day to Christmas, each month is filled with opportunities for the workplace to unite, learn, and grow as a community.

January 2024

Event count: 7

After ringing in the New Year on Jan 1, we commemorate World Braille Day (Jan 4) before welcoming the traditional Hindu harvest festival, Pongal (Jan 15), and Thaipusam (Jan 25), which features elaborate processions and offerings. Coldplay fans in Singapore are in for a treat as the band plays six nights from January 23rd to 31st. January is also the month of Dry January and Veganuary challenges.

January 2024 Highlights:

1: New Year's Day

4: World Braille Day

15-18: Pongal

23-31: Coldplay in Singapore

25: Thaipusam

Entire Month: Dry January

Entire Month: Veganuary

See the detailed Employee Engagement Guide for what you can do in January 2024 here.

February 2024

Event count: 8

Lunar New Year celebrations this year begins from February 10th. Valentine's Day on February 14th adds a touch of romance and coincides with International Book Giving Day which encourages the gift of reading. Signalling the end of the Chinese New Year is the Yuan Xiao Festival or Chap Goh Mei (Feb 24), which also doubles as the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

Compassion and resilience is also a recurring theme with a heartfelt reminder on World Cancer Day (Feb 4) to unite in the fight against cancer. On Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb 17), people come together to spread goodwill through kind acts. In Singapore, Total Defence Day (Feb 15) further reminds us of the importance of safeguarding our nation and its values, and World Day of Social Justice (Feb 20) seeks to raise awareness of social inequality in our community and around the world.

February 2024 Highlights:

4: World Cancer Day

10: Lunar New Year

14: Valentine's Day

14: International Book Giving Day

15: Total Defence Day

17: Random Acts of Kindness Day

20: World Day of Social Justice

24: Yuan Xiao Festival / Chap Goh Mei

See the detailed Employee Engagement Guide for what you can do in February 2024 here.

March 2024

Event count: 14

March begins with Employee Appreciation Day (Mar 1), followed by Taylor Swift’s sold out The Eras Tour at the National Stadium from March 2nd to 9th. International Women’s Day (Mar 8) celebrates the achievements and contributions of women globally, fostering recognition and diversity in the workplace. 

During the March School Holidays (Mar 9-17) we welcome the Start of Ramadan (Mar 10) where our Muslim colleagues begin their month-long fast. St. Patrick’s Day (Mar 17) brings a touch of Irish spirit, followed by International Day of Happiness (Mar 20). World Down Syndrome Day (Mar 21) aims to promote inclusion, advocate for rights, and celebrate the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.

The pick of sustainability events this month include World Water Day (Mar 22), followed by Earth Hour (Mar 23) at 8:30 pm the next day and International Day of Zero Waste (Mar 30).

In the midst of the vibrant spirit of March, Holi (Mar 25), the Hindu festival of colours, coincides with Holy Week where our Christian friends commemorate Good Friday (Mar 29), ending with Easter (Mar 31).

March 2024 Highlights:

1: Employee Appreciation Day

2-9: Taylor Swift in Singapore

8: International Women's Day

9-17: March School Holidays

10: Start of Ramadan

17: St. Patrick's Day

20: International Day of Happiness

21: World Down Syndrome Day

22: World Water Day

23: Earth Hour (8.30pm)

25: Holi

29: Good Friday

30: International Day of Zero Waste

31: Easter

See the detailed Employee Engagement Guide for what you can do in March 2024 here.

April 2024

Event count: 10

It’s not the right way to start the month without April Fool's Day (Apr 1), which coincidentally happens to be International Fun at Work Day (Apr 1). If you have a fun workplace, you may wish to continue the fun on International Pillow Fight Day (Apr 6) wit!

This month, we observe World Autism Awareness Day (Apr 2) and World Health Day (Apr 7). Hari Raya Puasa (Apr 10) brings a joyous celebration marking the end of Ramadan.

At the workplace, we can come together and share our knowledge on World Creativity and Innovation Day (Apr 21) and World Book Day (23 Apr). We also celebrate our administrative professionals on Administrative Professionals Day (Apr 24).

Lastly, Earth Day (Apr 22) is a reminder of our collective responsibility for environmental protection, inspiring a shared commitment to preserving our planet for future generations.

April 2024 Highlights:

1: April Fool's Day

1: International Fun at Work Day

2: World Autism Awareness Day

6: International Pillow Fight Day

7: World Health Day

10: Hari Raya Puasa

21: World Creativity and Innovation Day

22: Earth Day

23: World Book Day

24: Administrative Professionals Day

See the detailed Employee Engagement Guide for what you can do in April 2024 here.

May 2024

Event count: 11

May kicks off with Labour Day (May 1), honouring workers' contributions and encouraging reflection on labour-related issues. Continuing the theme of gratitude is Mother's Day (May 12) and International Day of Families (May 15).

This is an important month for inclusivity with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 16) and International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (May 17). Cultural awareness and appreciation takes centre stage with International Museum Day (May 18), International Tea Day (May 21) and Vesak Day (May 22).

With the June School Holidays (May 25 - Jun 23), it's time to recharge and spend more time with your children. Finally, World Nutrition Day (May 28) encourages healthy eating habits among colleagues, underscoring the importance of nutrition for a healthy and productive workforce.

As a bonus, why not enjoy World Laughter Day (May 5) with a laughter-inducing activity like comedy hour.

May 2024 Highlights:

1: Labour Day

5: World Laughter Day

12: Mother's Day

15: International Day of Families

16: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

17: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

18: International Museum Day

21: International Tea Day

22: Vesak Day

25 May - 23 June: June School Holidays

28: World Nutrition Day

June 2024

Event count: 12

We begin June with the Global Day of Parents (Jun 1), followed by Father’s Day (Jun 16). Youth Day (Jun 30) empowers the youth, recognizing their contributions. The key sustainability events are World Environment Day (Jun 5) and World Oceans Day (Jun 8). Health and wellness opportunities prevail with World Blood Donor Day (Jun 14) recognising the importance of blood donation, International Picnic Day (Jun 18) encouraging social gatherings in a relaxed setting while International Yoga Day (Jun 21) promotes well-being through yoga.

Cultural festivals are in abundance with Dragon Boat Festival (Jun 9) and Hari Raya Haji (Jun 25). Throughout the month, we eagerly await the football tournament EURO 2024 (Jun 11 - Jul 11) on our TV screens. June is also Pride Month as we foster inclusivity, acceptance, and unity in the workplace.

June 2024 Highlights:

1: Global Day of Parents

5: World Environment Day

8: World Oceans Day

10: Dragon Boat Festival

11 Jun - 11 Jul: EURO 2024

14: World Blood Donor Day

16: Father’s Day

17: Hari Raya Haji

18: International Picnic Day

21: International Yoga Day

30: Youth Day

Entire Month: Pride Month

July 2024

Event count: 10

July brings us the highly anticipated Olympic Games Paris 2024 (Jul 26 - Aug 11). Not only do we salute our athletes this month, we also honour the Singapore Armed Forces' dedication to national defence on SAF Day (Jul 01).

We celebrate Singapore's diverse cultural tapestry on Racial Harmony Day (Jul 21). International Day of Friendship (Jul 30) also encourages positive relationships among colleagues, contributing to a harmonious work environment, while World Emoji Day (Jul 17) is genuinely a good opportunity to improve our literacy in emojis as a form of communication.

There's also a reminder to have a treat with World Chocolate Day (Jul 07), and International Self-Care Day (Jul 24) to prioritise well-being, emphasising the significance of self-care for a balanced and healthy workforce. Some humour-related activity is also a good idea on International Joke Day (Jul 1).

This month we commemorate World Hepatitis Day (Jul 28) which allows us to raise awareness about the impact of hepatitis on workforce health, promoting preventive measures. Finally, Plastic Free July reminds us of our shared responsibility to protect the environment, fostering a collective commitment to sustainability.

July 2024 Highlights:

1: SAF Day

1: International Joke Day

7: World Chocolate Day

17: World Emoji Day

21: Racial Harmony Day

24: International Self-Care Day

26 July - 11 Aug: Olympics Paris 2024

28: World Hepatitis Day

30: International Day of Friendship

Entire Month: Plastic Free July

August 2024

Event count: 5

Singapore's National Day (Aug 09) marks a celebration of our nation's heritage, fostering cultural appreciation and unity as we commemorate our history. We’re also all set for the Paralympic Games Paris 2024 (Aug 28 - Sep 08), an extraordinary showcase of athleticism and inclusivity, uniting people across borders with the promise of exceptional sporting achievements.

On World Humanitarian Day (Aug 19), we pay tribute to the dedicated efforts of humanitarian workers, highlighting the importance of compassion and global cooperation in our workplace.

As August comes to a close, the September School Holidays (Aug 31 - Sep 08) is another school term break where the kids are home. On Teachers’ Day (Aug 30), we express gratitude to educators in the office who play a vital role in shaping our professional journeys. 

August 2024 Highlights:

9: National Day

19: World Humanitarian Day

28 Aug - 8 Sep: Paralympics Paris 2024

30: Teachers’ Day

31 Aug - 8 Sep: September School Holidays

September 2024

Event count: 8

As the Mid-Autumn Festival (Sep 6) approaches, our workplace becomes vibrant with colourful lanterns and delightful mooncakes. Colleagues also come together for the F1 Singapore GP (Sep 22), an exhilarating event that sparks camaraderie and excitement as we witness the thrill of Formula 1 racing.

This month we commemorate a series of meaningful international days, including International Day of Charity (Sep 5), International Literacy Day (Sep 8), World Gratitude Day (Sep 21), International Day of Peace (Sep 21), International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (Sep 29) and World Heart Day (Sep 29).

September 2024 Highlights:

5: International Day of Charity

8: International Literacy Day

17: Mid-Autumn Festival

20-22: F1 Singapore GP

21: World Gratitude Day

21: International Day of Peace

29: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

29: World Heart Day

October 2024

Event count: 13

Kicking off the month is World Vegetarian Day / Month (Oct 1) and International Coffee Day (Oct 1), followed by World Food Day (Oct 16) where we take a collective stance on food security and the crucial role of nutritious meals for a productive workforce. 

World Dyslexia Awareness Day (Oct 8) is a day of inclusivity, raising awareness about dyslexia and promoting understanding among colleagues. While Children’s Day (Oct 4) honours children, let’s also uplift the parents in our workplace and celebrate their roles in bringing up their children.

As the month unfolds, we focus on mental health and eye health on World Mental Health Day (Oct 10) and World Sight Day (Oct 10). Global Handwashing Day (Oct 15) instils good hygiene habits, and World Osteoporosis Day (Oct 20) reminds us of the importance of bone health. These events encourage open conversations about well-being and the importance of regular health check-ups in the office.

Towards the end of the month, we celebrate Deepavali / Diwali (Oct 31), a festival of lights, unity, and diversity, which coincides with Halloween (Oct 31). Throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ADHD Awareness Month raise awareness about breast cancer, ADHD, and further highlights the significance of health check-ups and inclusivity.

October 2024 Highlights:

1: World Vegetarian Day / Month

1: International Coffee Day

4: Children’s Day

8: World Dyslexia Awareness Day

10: World Mental Health Day

10: World Sight Day

15: Global Handwashing Day

16: World Food Day

20: World Osteoporosis Day

31: Deepavali / Diwali

31: Halloween

Entire Month: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Entire Month: ADHD Awareness Month

November 2024

Event count: 7

The running theme through November is caring and sharing. We begin with Community Care Day (Nov 3), where communities in Singapore celebrate the role of healthcare professionals and caregivers. World Kindness Day (Nov 13) encourages gestures of kindness, and Thanksgiving (Nov 24) is another opportunity to acknowledge the things we're thankful for.

Throughout the month, we observe World Vegan Day / Month (Nov 1) and Movember which raises awareness about men's health issues and emphasizes the importance of supporting men's well-being in the workplace. It's an opportunity to champion the health and wellness of our male colleagues. November also marks December School Holidays (Nov 16 - Dec 31), the longest school break where you can spend more time with the family.

November 2024 Highlights:

1: World Vegan Day / Month

1: Community Care Day

13: World Kindness Day

16 Nov - 31 Dec: December School Holidays

20: World Children's Day

28: Thanksgiving

Entire Month: Movember

December 2024

Event count: 6

December is largely about awareness and inclusivity, with World AIDS Day (Dec 1), International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Dec 3), International Volunteer Day (Dec 5) and Human Rights Day (Dec 10).

We end the year with the festive Christmas (Dec 25) and New Year's Eve (Dec 31) as we look forward to new opportunities, growth, and shared successes in the year ahead.

December 2024 Highlights:

1: World AIDS Day

3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5: International Volunteer Day

10: Human Rights Day

25: Christmas

31: New Year’s Eve

This guide has been updated to reflect activities and events in 2024. It is currently adapted for Singapore. If you are interested to see this at your location, or would like to notify us of any inaccuracies or propose additions, please leave us a note here.

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