MOM releases list of Singapore public holidays for 2015, shows bounty of long weekends

Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Singapore. Celebrations started on New Year's Eve where concerts were held and thousands gathered on the streets to usher in the Year 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

It’s never too early to start marking down your calendars and planning for some long weekends. Fortunately, there will be 7 three-day weekends next year.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has just released the list of 11 public holidays for 2015.

Next year, the Chinese New Year public holidays will fall on 19 and 20 February, which is a Thursday and Friday respectively.

Good Friday will fall on 3 April 2015, while Vesak Day will fall on 1 June, a Monday.

There will also be a long Labour Day weekend, as the 1 May public holiday will be on a Friday.

Hari Raya Puasa will be on 17 July, a Friday, and Hari Raya Haji will fall on 24 September, a Thursday.

Singapore’s 50th National Day falls on a Sunday, which means that the following Monday, 10 August will be a public holiday.

Deepavali is tentatively slated to be on 10 November, a Tuesday, but may be subject to change.

New Year’s Day, 1 January, will be on a Thursday, while Christmas Day, 25 December, will fall on a Friday.

The complete list for the 11 public holidays can be viewed on the MOM website here.

Public Holidays in 2015

New Year's Day         -- 1 Jan (Thursday )
Chinese New Year     -- 19, 20 Feb (Thursday/Friday)
Good Friday              -- 3 April (Friday)
Labour Day               -- 1 May (Friday)
Vesak Day                -- 1 June (Monday)
Hari Raya Puasa       -- 17 July (Friday)
National Day             -- 9 Aug (Sunday, the following Monday is a PH)
Hari Raya Haji           -- 24 September (Thursday)
Deepavali                  -- 10 November (Tuesday)*
Christmas Day          -- 25 December (Friday)

*Subject to change, and will be reconfirmed when the Hindu almanac is available

By the way, this year, Deepavali will fall on 22 October, instead of the previously stated 23 October.

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