Singapore Public Holidays 2020 & Long Weekends: Disappear From Work For 40 Days
But if you’ve been feeling like this recently:
Then boy have I got some good news for you.
According to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Singapore public holiday list for 2020, it looks like there’ll be 7 loooooong weekends if you plan your leave right.
And guess what?
After I took a closer look at the calendar, I discovered a way to take 11 days of leave to enjoy a grand total of… 40 DAYS OFF WORK!
Oh yeah… It’s real.
TL;DR: Singapore Public Holidays 2020
|New Year’s Day||1 Jan 2020||Wednesday|
|Chinese New Year||25 Jan 2020||Saturday|
|26 Jan 2020||Sunday|
|Good Friday||10 Apr 2020||Friday|
|Labour Day||1 May 2020||Friday|
|Vesak Day||7 May 2020||Thursday|
|Hari Raya Puasa||24 May 2020||Sunday|
|Hari Raya Haji||31 Jul 2020||Friday|
|National Day||9 Aug 2020||Sunday|
|Deepavali||14 Nov 2020||Saturday|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec 2020||Friday|
Long Weekends In Singapore 2020
So… How do you take 11 days of leave to get 40 days off work you ask?
I got you, fam.
1) January 2020 (3 days of leave)
- 1 Jan (Wed): New Year’s Day
- 2 Jan (Thu): Leave
- 3 Jan (Fri): Leave
- 4 – 5 Jan (Sat – Sun): Weekend
- 24 Jan (Fri): Leave
- 25 – 26 Jan (Sat – Sun): Chinese New Year/ Weekend
- 27 Jan (Mon): Chinese New Year Off
2) April 2020 (1 day of leave)
- 9 Apr (Thu): Leave
- 10 Apr (Fri): Good Friday
- 11 – 12 Apr (Sat – Sun): Weekend
3) May 2020 (3 days of leave)
- 1 May (Fri): Labour Day
- 2 – 3 May (Sat – Sun): Weekend
- 4 May (Mon): Leave
- 7 May (Thu): Vesak Day
- 8 May (Fri): Leave
- 9 – 10 May (Sat – Sun): Weekend
If you want a 10 day holiday for only 4 days of leave, take 5 to 6 May (Tue to Wed) and this could be you:
- 22 May (Fri): Leave
- 23 May (Sat): Weekend
- 24 May (Sun): Hari Raya Puasa
- 25 May (Mon): Hari Raya Puasa Off
4) July 2020 (1 day of leave)
- 31 Jul (Fri): Hari Raya Haji
- 1 – 2 Aug (Sat – Sun): Weekend
- 3 Aug (Mon): Leave
5) August 2020 (1 day of leave)
- 7 Aug (Fri): Leave
- 8 Aug (Sat): Weekend
- 9 Aug (Sun): National Day
- 10 Aug (Mon): National Day Off
6) December 2020 (2 days of leave)
- 24 Dec (Thu): Leave
- 25 Dec (Fri): Christmas Day
- 26 – 27 Dec (Sat – Sun): Weekend
- 31 Dec (Thu): Leave
- 1 Jan 2021 (Fri): New Year’s Day
- 2 – 3 Jan 2021 (Sat – Sun): Weekend
Oh, and just in case you’re wondering where’s Deepavali.
Deepavali falls on a Saturday in October so there’s no long weekend there.
But hey, you have no excuse not to partake in the festivities surrounding the Festival of Lights since it’s on a Saturday!
Plus, have you seen the yearly Little India Deepavali Light Up?
A Heads-Up If Your Company’s HR Is Damn Cui…
Did you know that under the amended Employment Act, which came into effect on 1 April 2019, ALL managers and executives regardless of salary level will be entitled to:
- A minimum of seven to 14 days of paid annual leave
- 11 paid public holidays
- 14 days of paid sick leave
- maternity protection
- childcare leave
- protection against wrongful dismissal, and etc.
When previously, only managers and executives earning up to $4,500 a month were entitled to this?!
This means that if you work on a public holiday, you are ENTITLED to an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay.
Alternatively, your employer and you can agree to substitute a public holiday for another working day.
This new rule applies to:
- Workmen (such as cleaners, construction workers, and machine operators) earning more than $4,500 a month
- Non-workmen earning more than $2,600 a month
- All managers and executives regardless of salary range
It always pays to know what you’re entitled to as an employee.
I got you, fam.