Who doesn’t love some time off? Get set to enter your happy place: we present all the public holiday dates for 2021 so you can ace your breaks and maximise your annual leave!
Oh long weekends, how we love thee. There’s (almost) nothing better than an extended break from work so we can enjoy all that fabulous family time and keep the weekend vibes going. And since short breaks overseas are off the table for the foreseeable future, we’re all over the staycation options in Singapore for giving us some semblance of a holiday. Fingers crossed that at some stage during 2021, we’ll all be able to travel again and make full use of the 2021 public holidays! Ready, set, plan!
All the 2021 public holidays, plus how to make the most of ‘em
2021 public holidays
Friday, 1 January 2021: New Year’s Day
#MumHack: book Thursday, 31 December and Monday, 4 January for five days off!
Friday, 12 February 2021: Chinese New Year
Friday, 2 April 2021: Good Friday
Saturday, 1 May 2021: Labour Day
Thursday, 13 May 2021: Hari Raya Puasa
Wednesday, 26 May 2021: Vesak Day
#MumHack: book Thursday, 27 May and Friday, 28 May for five days of fambam chills!
Tuesday, 20 July 2021: Hari Raya Haji
#MumHack: book Monday, 19 July off for a wow-inducing four days’ leave!
Monday, 9 August 2021: National Day
Thursday, 4 November 2021: Deepavali
#MumHack: book Friday, 5 November off for a four-day weekend!
Saturday, 25 December 2021: Christmas Day
And whatever you do, don’t forget these important holiday dates, either:
They aren’t all recognised as days off, but while you’ve got the diary out, make a note of these annual holidays and special calendar dates so you won’t be caught out with last-minute gift dramas…
Important calendar dates and holidays for 2021
Sunday, 9 May 2021: Mother’s Day
Sunday, 20 June 2021: Father’s Day
Friday, 3 September 2021: Teacher’s Day
Friday, 1 October 2021: Children’s Day
Sunday, 28 November 2021 : 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.
- Family city breaks
- Trips Down Under
- One-flight island getaways
- Asia’s best hotel kids’ clubs
- Tips for flying with kids (including doing it solo)
- What snacks to pack
- How to avoid excess baggage costs
- Best travel cots
- Lightweight strollers
- Family-friendly airlines.
So here’s to a year of fantastic plans, all thanks to the 2021 public holidays in Singapore!
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