Wednesday, November 20, 2013

8 Long weekends to enjoy next year


Plan ahead and make the best of the long weekends in 2014 - see our public holidays chart here

Let the leave planning begin.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released public holiday dates for next year, which revealed that eight long weekends can be enjoyed with just four days of leave.
2014 Singapore public holidays
Four out of the 11 holidays fall on Friday, Sunday or Monday, yielding four long weekends - the first day of Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Taking another four days of leave bring the count up to eight. These would be the days before or after Vesak Day, Labour Day, Deepavali and Christmas, which all fall on Tuesday or Thursday.
Public holidays falling on a Sunday mean that the next day - Monday - will be the day off.
However, there are no four- day weekends next year, as there are this year with Hari Raya Puasa on Thursday, Aug 8; and National Day on Friday, Aug 9.
"Long weekends are great, especially since I started working," said Ms Aditi Shivaramakrishnan, 24. "There are good travel budget deals for nearby countries. There are a lot of fun things to do here as well," said the editorial assistant, who went to Vietnam with friends during this year's Good Friday break.
The full list of next year's public holidays is available online at

This article was originally published in The Straits Times on April 11, 2013. Read the full article here at

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