ST Scroll Back: Why some say having more public holidays could be bad for us

A spiky performance at the 2015 National Day Parade. While the Turkmen Melon Day is a national day rather than a public holiday in Turkmenistan, it triggers daydreams about if we could have a Singapore Durian public holiday.
A spiky performance at the 2015 National Day Parade. While the Turkmen Melon Day is a national day rather than a public holiday in Turkmenistan, it triggers daydreams about if we could have a Singapore Durian public holiday.ST FILE PHOTO

Longer public holiday periods can lead to traffic mayhem and deaths. More public holidays can be “bad for business”. But a durian public holiday would still be nice.

Do the killjoys have a point? You know, those who warn about the dire downsides of more or longer public holidays?

We daydream about and look forward to holidays like National Day that let us take a well-earned break from work.

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