SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower has released dates of public holidays for 2016, with six of the 11 falling on a Friday, Sunday or Monday.
By taking just three days of leave off work, you can add two more long weekends to the existing six.
The long weekends in 2016 will occur on New Year's Day, Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Labour Day, Hari Raya Haji and Christmas Day.
Hari Raya Puasa and National Day fall on a Wednesday and a Tuesday respectively. By taking some days off before or after these holidays, you could turn them into long weekends as well.
Public Holidays 2016
|Jan 1||Friday||New Year's Day|
|Chinese New Year|
|March 25||Friday||Good Friday|
|May 1||Sunday||Labour Day (Monday, May 2, will be a public holiday)|
|May 21||Saturday||Vesak Day|
|July 6||Wednesday||Hari Raya Puasa|
|Aug 9||Tuesday||National Day|
Hari Raya Haji
|Dec 25||Sunday||Christmas Day (Monday, Dec 26, will be a public holiday)|