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Singapore Public Holidays 2022 & Long Weekends: Disappear From Work for 32 Days

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As much as I enjoy my work.

Nothing beats the joy of public holidays and having the free time to do whatever you want.

And the longer the break the better.

Source: Giphy

This is why you’ll be glad to know that according to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Singapore public holidays list, it looks like there’ll be 11 public holidays and 5 loooooong weekends in 2022.

Want to make full use of the holidays?

I’ve figured out a way to take just 7 days of leave to enjoy a grand total of:

32 DAYS OFF WORK!

You can thanks me later or save this article for when COVID-19 travel restrictions ease up and we can travel again.


TL;DR: Public Holidays 2022 Singapore

HolidayDateDay
New Year’s Day1 January 2022Saturday
Chinese New Year1 February 2022
2 February 2022
Tuesday
Wednesday
Good Friday15 April 2022Friday
Labour Day
(Tuesday, 3 May 2022, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 1 May 2022)
1 May 2022Sunday
Hari Raya Puasa2 May 2022Monday
Vesak Day
(Monday, 16 May 2022, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 15 May 2022)
15 May 2022Sunday
Hari Raya Haji9 July 2022Saturday
National Day9 August 2022Tuesday
Deepavali24 October 2022Monday
Christmas Day
(Monday, 26 December 2022, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 25 December 2022)
25 December 2022Sunday

Source: MOM


Long Weekends in Singapore 2022

Wondering how to take just seven days of leave to get one month off work?

Here’s the secret.

Chinese New Year 2022 Singapore (5 Days Off Using 1 Day of Leave)

In 2022, Chinese New Year will be happening on 1 Feb 2022 (Tue) and 2 Feb 2022 (Wed).

To maximise this here is what you need to do:

  • Saturday (29 Jan 2022): Weekend
  • Sunday (30 Jan 2022): Weekend
  • Monday (31 Jan 2022): Take Leave
  • Tuesday (1 Feb 2022): Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Wednesday (2 Feb 2022): Chinese New Year Day 2

Good Friday 2022 Singapore (4 Days Off Using 1 Day of Leave)

In 2022, Good Friday will be happening on 15 Apr 2022 (Fri).

To maximise this here is what you need to do:

  • Friday (15 Apr 2022): Good Friday
  • Saturday (16 Apr 2022): Weekend
  • Sunday (17 Apr 2022): Weekend
  • Monday (18 Apr 2022): Take Leave

Labour Day 2022 And Hari Raya Puasa 2022 Singapore (5 Days Off Using 1 Day of Leave)

In 2022, Labour Day will fall on 1 May 2022 (Sun) and Hari Raya Puasa will fall on 2 May 2022 (Mon).

Because Labour Day falls on Sunday, the replacement is given on 3 May 2022.

To maximise this here is what you need to do:

  • Friday (29 Apr 2022): Take Leave
  • Saturday (30 Apr 2022): Weekend
  • Sunday (1 May 2022): Labour Day
  • Monday (2 May 2022): Hari Raya Puasa
  • Tuesday (3 May 2022): Labour Day Off in Lieu

Vesak Day 2022 Singapore (4 Days Off 1 Day of Leave)

In 2022, Vesak Day will fall on 15 May 2022 (Sun)

Because Vesak Day falls on Sunday, the replacement is given on 16 May 2022 (Mon).

  • Saturday (14 May 2022): Weekend
  • Sunday (15 May 2022): Vesak Day
  • Monday (16 May 2022): Vesak Day Off in Lieu
  • Tuesday ( 17 May 2022): Take Leave

National Day 2022 Singapore (4 Days Off Use 1 Day of Leave)

In 2022, National Day will fall on 9 Aug 2022 (Tue).

To maximise this here is what you need to do:

  • Saturday (6 Aug 2022): Weekend
  • Sunday (7 Aug 2022): Weekend
  • Monday (8 Aug 2022): Take Leave
  • Tuesday (9 Aug 2022): National Day

Deepavali 2022 Singapore (4 Days Off Use 1 Day of Leave)

In 2022, Deepavali will be happening on 24 Oct 2022 (Mon) in Singapore.

  • Saturday (21 Oct 2022): Weekend
  • Sunday (22 Oct 2022): Weekend
  • Monday (23 Oct 2022): Take Leave
  • Tuesday (24 Oct 2022): Deepavali

Christmas Day 2022 Singapore (4 Days Off Use 1 Day of Leave)

In 2022, Christmas Day will be happening on 25 Dec 2022 (Sun) in Singapore.

Since Christmas will be happening on a Sunday, the replacement is given on 26 Dec 2022 (Mon).

You should be taking leave on 27 Dec 2022 (Tues) as your company might give a half-day off on Friday for Christmas.

  • Saturday (24 Dec 2022): Weekend
  • Sunday (25 Dec 2022): Christmas Day
  • Monday (26 Dec 2022): Christmas Day Off in Lieu
  • Tuesday (27 Dec 2022): Take Leave

You might be thinking where’s New Year’s Day and Hari Ray Haji?

New Year’s Day 2022 Singapore And Hari Raya Haji 2022 Singapore

New Year’s Day falls on 1 Jan 2021 (Sat) while Hari Ray Haji falls on 9 Jul 2022 (Sat).

If you noticed, both holidays fall on a Saturday.

So… the public holidays are kinda wasted.

I mean, you can’t really expand it into a long weekend or anything…

HOWEVER.

Source: Giphy

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 workweek.

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.

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