Singapore Public Holidays 2021 & Long Weekends cheat sheet: when to take leave

There’ll be 4 loooooong weekends in 2021.

With public holidays falling either on a Friday or a Monday.

After checking with our inhouse PHD (Poly Halfway Dropout) Scientist, we can deploy 10 days of leave to enjoy a grand total of 38 DAYS OFF WORK!

Public Holiday 2021

DateDay
New Year’s Day1 Jan 2021Friday
Chinese New Year12 Feb 2021Friday
13 Feb 2021Saturday
Good Friday2 Apr 2021Friday
Labour Day1 May 2021Saturday
Hari Raya Puasa13 May 2021Thursday
Vesak Day26 May 2021Wednesday
Hari Raya Haji20 Jul 2021Tuesday
National Day9 Aug 2021Monday
Deepavali4 Nov 2021Thursday
Christmas Day25 Dec 2021Saturday

Long Weekends in Singapore 2021

So how in the world do you take 10 days of leave to get 39 days off work?

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!

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