Singaporeans can look forward to 5 long weekends in 2022

Following the collapse of the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble last year, the two cities still have their eyes set on each other with COVID-19 vaccinations underway. Photo: Unsplash/Swapnil Bapat
Following the collapse of the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble last year, the two cities still have their eyes set on each other with COVID-19 vaccinations underway. Photo: Unsplash/Swapnil Bapat

Singaporeans, who have been blessed with four long weekends this year, can look forward to one additional long weekend next year.

According to the public holiday calendar released today, 2022 will have five long weekends thanks to five public holidays falling on either a Sunday or Monday. Under the employment act, Singaporean employees are entitled to an additional off day in lieu of a public holiday falling on a rest day.  

Two of the public holidays – Labor Day (May 1) and Hari Raya Puasa (May 2) – are taking place back-to-back, creating a four-day weekend. The off day in lieu of Labor Day, which falls on a Sunday, will be on Tuesday. 

The Christian holiday Good Friday will fall on April 15, the Islamic holiday Hari Raya Puasa falls on a Monday (May 2), the Buddhist Vesak Day falls on a Sunday (May 15), Hindus will observe Deepavali on a Monday (Oct. 24), while Christmas will be on a Sunday. 

Other public holidays to look out for are New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Chinese New Year (Feb 1 and 2), Hari Raya Haji (July 9), and National Day (Aug. 9).

Chart of public holidays in Singapore for 2022. Image: MOM
Chart of public holidays in Singapore for 2022. Image: MOM

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