Singapore Public Holiday 2021 & Long Weekends: Disappear From Work for 38 Days
Having problems getting out of bed?
Can’t wait for the next public holiday?
Well, according to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Singapore public holiday list, it looks like there’ll be 4 loooooong weekends in 2021.
With public holidays falling either on a Friday or a Monday.
But guess what?
I took a closer look at the calendar…
And figured out a way to take 10 days of leave to enjoy a grand total of…
38 DAYS OFF WORK!
You’re welcome, bruv.
TL;DR: Singapore Public Holidays 2021
Public Holiday 2021
|New Year’s Day||1 Jan 2021||Friday|
|Chinese New Year||12 Feb 2021||Friday|
|13 Feb 2021||Saturday|
|Good Friday||2 Apr 2021||Friday|
|Labour Day||1 May 2021||Saturday|
|Hari Raya Puasa||13 May 2021||Thursday|
|Vesak Day||26 May 2021||Wednesday|
|Hari Raya Haji||20 Jul 2021||Tuesday|
|National Day||9 Aug 2021||Monday|
|Deepavali||4 Nov 2021||Thursday|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec 2021||Saturday|
Long Weekends in Singapore 2021
So how in the world do you take 10 days of leave to get 39 days off work?
As always, I gotchu fam.
1) January 2021 (1 day of leave)
- 31 December 2020 (Thursday): Take Leave
- 1 January (Friday): New Year’s Day
- 2 to 3 January (Saturday to Sunday): Weekend
Note: if your company gives you a half-day off on New Year’s Day Eve then you might want to take your leave on 4 January (Monday) instead!
2) February 2021 (1 day of leave)
- 11 February (Thursday): Take Leave
- 12 to 13 February (Friday to Saturday): Chinese New Year/ Weekend
- 14 February (Sunday): Weekend
3) April 2021 (1 day of leave)
- 1 April (Thursday): Take Leave
- 2 April (Friday): Good Friday
- 3 to 4 April (Saturday to Sunday): Weekend
4) May 2021 (3 days of leave)
- 13 May (Thursday): Hari Raya Puasa*
- 14 May (Friday): Take Leave
- 15 to 16 May (Saturday to Sunday): Weekend
*subject to change
- 26 May (Wednesday): Vesak Day
- 27 to 28 May (Thursday to Friday): Take Leave
- 29 to 30 May (Saturday to Sunday): Weekend
5) July 2021 (1 day of leave)
- 17 to 18 July (Saturday to Sunday): Weekend
- 19 July (Monday): Take Leave
- 20 July (Tuesday): Hari Raya Haji*
*subject to change
6) August 2021 (1 day of leave)
- 6 August (Friday): Take Leave
- 7 to 8 August (Saturday to Sunday): Weekend
- 9 August (Mon): National Day
7) November 2021 (1 day of leave)
- 4 November (Thursday): Deepavali
- 5 November (Friday): Take Leave
- 6 to 7 November (Saturday to Sunday): Weekend
8) December 2021 (1 day of leave)
- 24 December (Friday): Take Leave
- 25 December (Saturday): Christmas Day
- 26 December (Sunday): Weekend
Note: if your company gives you a half-day off on Christmas Eve then you might want to take your leave on 27 December (Monday) instead!
If you’re going, “Eh, he missed out Labour Day leh…”
Labour Day is on 1 May 2021.
And unfortunately, 1 May 2021 is a Saturday.
So… the public holiday is kinda wasted.
I mean, you can’t really expand it into a long weekend or anything…
In accordance with the Employment Act, if a public holiday falls on a non-working day.
You are entitled to another day off OR one extra day’s salary in lieu of the public holiday at the gross rate of pay.
For example, if you’re on a 5-day work week.
Saturday should be considered your non-working day.
For a public holiday that falls on a Saturday, you SHOULD get either a day off or salary in lieu.