Who doesn’t love some time off? Get set to enter your happy place: we present all the public holiday dates for 2020 – and 2021 – so you can ace your breaks and maximise your annual leave.
Oh long weekend, how we love thee. There’s (almost) nothing better than an extended break from work so we can enjoy all that fabulous fam time and keep the weekend vibes going. Well, there IS – a short break overseas – but the pandemic has shoved that option off the table for the foreseeable future! Which is why we are all over the staycation options in Singapore for giving us some semblance of a holiday. Fingers crossed by the time 2021 rolls around, we’ll be able to travel again and make full use of the 2021 public holidays. Ready, set, plan!
All the 2021 public holidays (and remaining 2020 dates), plus how to make the most of ‘em
Remaining 2020 public holidays
Saturday, 14 November: Deepavali
Friday, 25 December: Christmas Day
#MumHack: book Thursday, 24 December and Monday, 28 December off for a five-day looooong break!
2021 public holidays
Friday, 1 January: New Year’s Day
#MumHack: book Thursday, 31 December and Monday, 4 January for five days off!
Friday, 12–Saturday 13 January: Chinese New Year
Friday, 2 April: Good Friday
Saturday, 1 May: Labour Day
Thursday, 13 May: Hari Raya Puasa
Wednesday, 26 May: Vesak Day
#MumHack: book Thursday, 27 May and Friday, 28 May for five days of fambam chills!
Tuesday, 20 July: Hari Raya Haji
#MumHack: book Monday, 19 July off for a wow-inducing four days’ leave!
Monday, 9 August: National Day
Thursday, 4 November: Deepavali
#MumHack: book Friday, 5 November off for a four-day weekend!
Saturday, 25 December: Christmas Day
And whatever you do, don’t forget these important dates, either:
They aren’t all recognised days off but, while you’ve got the diary out, make a note of these ones too so you won’t be caught out with last-minute gift dramas…
Friday, 4 September: Teacher’s Day
Friday, 2 October: Children’s Day
Sunday, 22 November: National Grandparents’ Day
Sunday, 9 May: Mother’s Day
Sunday, 20 June: Father’s Day
Friday, 3 September: Teacher’s Day
Friday, 1 October: Children’s Day
Sunday, 28 November: National Grandparents’ Day
Also, check out our handy chart of school holiday dates so you know when term ends and starts. Be sure to check individual school websites for exact dates, as holidays vary (and some schools throw in some extra days off for good measure, too!). And do keep an eye on MOM’s official list of public holidays as some dates may be subject to change.
Inspo for what to do with all that time off
Once international borders reopen, you’ll want to be prepared, right? So check out our in-depth guides to travelling to some of the world’s best destinations for kids. From city breaks and trips Down Under to one-flight island getaways and Asia’s best hotel kids’ clubs, you can bet your bottom dollar we’ve done it. On top of that, we’ve got all the tips for flying with kids (including doing it solo), what snacks to pack and how to avoid excess baggage costs, plus the best travel cots, lightweight strollers and family-friendly airlines. Thanks to the 2021 public holidays in Singapore, here’s to a year of fantastic plans!
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