Singapore to get four long weekends in 2021

Singapore skyline. Photo: Lucas Law
Singapore skyline. Photo: Lucas Law

Singaporeans have four long weekends to look forward to next year, according to public holiday dates announced today by the Manpower Ministry. 

The list includes the usual 11 public holidays, four of which fall on either a Friday or Monday. Expect long weekends during Good Friday, which falls on April 2; National Day on Aug. 9; New Year’s Day, and Chinese New Year on Feb. 12 and 13. 

Other holidays include Labor Day, which falls on a Saturday; Hari Raya Puasa on Thursday, May 13; Vesak Day on Wednesday, May 26; Hari Raya Haji on Tuesday, July 20; Deepavali on Thursday, Nov. 4; and Christmas Day on Saturday, Dec. 25.

This year has two long weekends remaining: Hari Raya Haji, and Christmas Day, both of which land on Fridays. The newly announced Polling Day, July 10, will also be a public holiday.

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