2019 Public Holidays in Singapore for parents to take note of
To all of you holiday deprived Singaporeans, this is for you...and me.
Whether or not we're being kiasu Singaporeans, there's no doubt that we are constantly looking out for our next break or holiday — even better if it stretches over a long weekend. If you've been searching for "Singapore Public Holiday 2019" just so you can plan out fun times with the family, we've got you covered!
Singapore Public Holiday 2019: A Guide
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has officially released the latest gazette on the Public Holidays in 2019 that everyone can enjoy. And here's a general overview:
|New Year’s Day||1 Jan 2019||Tuesday|
|Chinese New Year||5 Feb 2019||Tuesday|
|6 Feb 2019||Wednesday|
|Good Friday||19 Apr 2019||Friday|
|Labour Day||1 May 2019||Wednesday|
|Vesak Day*||19 May 2019*||Sunday|
|Hari Raya Puasa||5 Jun 2019||Wednesday|
|National Day||9 Aug 2019||Friday|
|Hari Raya Haji*||11 Aug 2019*||Sunday|
|Deepavali*||27 Oct 2019*||Sunday|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec 2019||Wednesday|
* The following Monday will be a public holiday.
Singapore Public Holiday 2019: 4 Long Weekends?
Yes, out of the 11 days of public holidays, three of them falls on a Sunday, which gives us an Off-in-lieu on Monday! We'll take that.
For a quick overview, here are the 4 long weekends you'll get in 2019:
|Good Friday||19 - 21 Apr||Friday to Sunday|
|Vesak Day||18 - 20 May||Saturday to Monday|
|National Day & Hari Raya Haji||9 - 12 August||Friday to Monday|
|Deepavali||26 - 28 October||Saturday to Monday|
Notice that super long weekend from 9 to 12 August 2019?
How about making 4 long weekends to 6 long weekends instead?
Turn It To 6 Long Weekends By Taking 2 Days of Leave
|New Year's Day - Take 1 day off on 31 Dec||30 Dec - 1 Jan||Sunday to Tuesday|
|Chinese New Year - Take 1 day off on 4 Feb||2 Feb - 6 Feb||Saturday to Wednesday|
If that's not long enough and you have more leave days to clear, perhaps you could even look at a potential 9 days worth of long holidays! But note that you will need to take even more leaves.
Potential 9 Days Of Long Holidays With Leaves
|Month||Dates||No. of Days to take leave||Dates to take leave|
|February||2 - 10 February||3 days||4 Feb, 7-8 Feb|
|April / May||27 April - 5 May||4 days||29-30 Apr, 2-3 May|
|June||1 - 9 June||4 days||3-4 Jun, 6-7 Jun|
|December||21 - 29 December||4 days||23-24 Dec, 26-27 Dec|
Look at the holidays that fall on both the June and December holidays. For parents who are looking to maximise your annual leave, this is it. The best times to go on leave so that your leaves coincide with your kids' school holidays!
It's always better to keep a lookout and plan early, because an organised parent is a winner in all ways!
Source: Ministry of Manpower