Seven long weekends in 2023

Singapore. Based on the list of public holidays released by MOM on Friday (April 8) and the recent update released on 29 September, there are now seven long weekends in 2023 starting from January.

Are you planning to take a break next year? Here are the dates that you need to consider.

List of long weekends in Singapore 2023

  • New Year’s Day – 1 January 2023, Sunday (Monday, 2 January 2023, will be a public holiday)
  • Chinese New Year – 22 January to 23 January 2023, Sunday to Monday (Tuesday, 24 January 2023 will be a public holiday)
  • Good Friday – 7 April 2023, Friday
  • Labour Day – 1 May 2023, Monday
  • Deepavali – 12 November 2023, Sunday (Monday, 13 November 2023, will be a public holiday)
  • Christmas Day – 25 December 2023, Monday
Chinese New Year
Look forward for a single, four-day long weekend during Chinese New Year

With those long weekends, you can have a much longer break since some of the holidays fall on a Sunday and will have the following day as a public holiday. Those days are perfect when planning for a vacation.

New Year’s Day and Deepavali fall on a Sunday, the following day (Monday) will be a public holiday.

Meanwhile, the Chinese New Year falls from Sunday to Monday. The following day (Tuesday) is declared a public holiday – forming a single, four-day long weekend.

Vesak day was moved from 3 June 2023 to 2 June 2023, after receiving feedback from the public and verifying against other Chinese almanacs based on the Mahayana tradition.

Full List of Public Holidays in Singapore 2023

Here is the list of all public holidays declared by MOM for 2023.

Chinese New Year

Based on MOM, those employees who will work on a public holiday will receive an extra day’s salary at the basic pay rate added to the gross rate of pay for that day.

Moreover, employers and employees may agree on substituting a public holiday for another working day.

Furthermore, employers have the option of granting time-off-in-lieu based on the mutually agreed number of hours for a public holiday applicable to the following group of employees:

  • Workmen (earning above S$4,500 a month)
  • Non-workmen (earning above S$2,600 a month)
  • Managers and executives

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