The official Singapore public holiday calendar for 2014 has been announced by Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MoM). In 2014, Singaporeans will enjoy 11 public holidays varying from international festival to religious holidays. Some of them falls on Monday or Friday, making at least four long weekends on January, April, July, and October 2014.
Some public holidays in Singapore are based on lunar calendar or religious calendar whose calculations are different from western calendar. Thus, the holidays are observed on different dates every year. Here is the list of Singapore holiday dates in 2014.
^Since Hari Raya Haji 2014 falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be considered a substitute holiday.
*Deepavali date of 2014 will need to be reconfirmed once the Hindu Almanac is available. Singapore Ministry of Manpower predict the holiday will fall on Thursday, 23 October 2014, yet the date is tentative.
Singapore Long Weekends 2014
Some Singapore holidays fall on Friday, Sunday, or Monday, thus they create a long weekend. These holidays join weekend days-off to create at least a three-days holiday. Long weekend is a popular travel moment for many people in Singaporeans. Traveling during long weekend, people can take less days off from their annual leave entitlement. Taking into considerations the Singapore public holidays 2014 dates, here are Singapore long weekends 2014.
Chinese New Year 2014
Off days: 3 days ( Friday, 31 January 2014 – Sunday, 2 February 2014 )
Good Friday 2014
Off days: 3 days ( Friday, 18 April 2014 – Sunday, 20 April 2014 )
Hari Raya Puasa 2014
Off days: 3 days ( Saturday, 26 July 2014 – Monday, 28 July 2014 )
Hari Raya Haji 2014
Off days: 3 days (Saturday, 4 October 2014 – Monday, 6 October 2014 )
From the list above, we can see that there are many opportunities for Singaporeans to take a vacation in 2014 without using the annual leave entitlement. Aside from the list, many Singaporeans also take a day off during New Years Eve due to the spreading holiday mood.