Singapore Public Holidays 2016


Annual leave or vacation leave are very precious to Singaporeans. Often working adults get 14 days or even fewer days annual leave a year. Planning leave application carefully and in advance for an overseas travel holidays becomes a norm. The best way to stretch for longer trips with fewer days of annual leave is to identify and reserve in advance the 2016 public holidays that fall on Mondays and Fridays.

SingaporePublic Holidays 2016 (MOM)

Singapore Public Holidays 2016 Long Weekends

  • Chinese New Year – 8 & 9 February (Monday & Tuesday)
  • Good Friday – 25 March (Friday)
  • Labour Day – 1 May (Sunday)**
  • Hari Raya Haji – 12 September (Monday)
  • Christmas Day – 25 December (Sunday)**

**Following Monday will be a public holiday

Planning for 2016 Long Weekends

If you plan to celebrate Lunar Chinese New Year overseas, take advantage of the Chinese New Year that falls on Monday and Tuesday. By applying 3 days leave from 10 to 12 February, you will enjoy a long 9 days break stretching from 6 February (Sat) to 14 February (Sun).

What can you do with the 9-Day February Long Weekends?

Singapore Weekend Getaways

There are just too many opportunities in year 2016 to enjoy short weekend getaways. Take advantage of the public holiday that falls on Fridays. By applying only a day leave on Thursday, you’ll get a 4-Day weekend getaways from Singapore to the nearby destinations that typically require about 3 to 4 days of travel.

So, before you start planning your travel itinerary, also check out the Singapore School Holidays too (for parents with kids schooling in Singapore).

Singapore School Holidays 2016

Semester 1
After Term 1: 12 March to 20 March
After Term 2: 28 May to 26 June

Semester 2
After Term 3: 3 September to 11 September
After Term 4: 19 November to 31 December
Source: MOE

NOW, go get your leave approved!