Wonderfully, Singapore will have six long public holiday weekends in 2023. The Ministry of Manpower(MOM) released the dates of the new public holidays in Singapore on Friday, April 8.
Excitingly, seven of the public holidays for 2023 fall on a Friday, Sunday or Monday.
Equally, Chinese New Year takes place on Sunday, January 22 and Monday, January 23 next year. Therefore, this long weekend will be four days in a row as a result of January 24 becoming a public holiday.
Here is the list of public holidays for 2023:
- Sunday, January 1, New Years Day
- Sunday, January 22, Chinese New Year
- Monday, January 23, Chinese New Year
- Friday, April 7, Good Friday
- Saturday, April 22, Hari Raya Puasa
- Monday, May 1, Labour Day
- Saturday, June 3, Vesak Day
- Thursday, June 29, Hari Raya Haji
- Wednesday, August 9, National Day
- Sunday, November 12, Deepavali
- Monday, December 25, Christmas Day
Note that Monday January 2, Tuesday January 24 and Monday November 13 will be public holidays.
Indeed, employees who work on public holidays in Singapore are entitled to an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay, in addition to their gross rate of pay for that day, MOM stated.