Updated: 04/08/2014 17:47

Plenty of long weekends next year



Plenty of long weekends next year

Plenty of long weekends next year as seven of the 11 public holidays gezetted by the Manpower Ministry fall either on a Friday, Monday or a Sunday. 

Public holidays which fall on a Friday next year include the Lunar New Year, Good Friday Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa and Christmas. 

Public holidays which fall either on a Sunday or Monday include Vesak Day and National Day. 

The Ministry says Deepavali next year is slated to be on November the 10th, but is subject to change when Indian Almanac is available, usually by the first half of the year. 

An announcement will be made if there's a change in date.

Meanwhile, the date for Deepavali this year has been confirmed. 

It will fall on Wednesday, October the 22nd instead of October the 23rd. 

So 22nd of october will now be gazetted as a public holiday.

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