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

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.

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

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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