Here's how to plan your annual leave around public holidays in Singapore for longer vacations in 2022.
2021 may not have lived up to our expectations, but don’t be bummed out. There’s still hope amidst the Covid-19 restrictions! Even if you’re not going abroad anytime soon, we’ve got plenty of things to do in Singapore. Our faves include blissing out on staycations, exploring secret spots and sightseeing like a tourist. We’re also making full use of irresistible deals to discover the city’s top attractions. Plus, with 2022 around the corner, you can start mapping out your ultimate vacay by maximising public holidays and long weekends coming your way. We’ve done all the planning for you – right down to the days you should apply for annual leave. It’s (almost) time to pack your bags!
Mark your diary: ALL the public holidays in 2022
1 January, Saturday: New Year’s Day
1 – 2 February, Tuesday & Wednesday: Chinese New Year
15 April, Friday: Good Friday
1 May, Sunday: Labour Day (Tuesday, 3 May, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 1 May.)
2 May, Monday: Hari Raya Puasa
15 May, Sunday: Vesak Day (Monday, 16 May, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 15 May.)
9 July, Saturday: Hari Raya Haji
9 August, Tuesday: National Day
24 October, Monday: Deepavali
25 December, Sunday: Christmas Day (Monday, 26 Dec, will be a public holiday if your rest day falls on 25 Dec.)
How to get seven long weekends in 2022
The stars have aligned, giving us five long weekends.
- Good Friday: 15 – 17 Apr (Friday – Sunday)
- Labour Day & Hari Raya Puasa: 30 Apr – 2 May (Saturday – Tuesday)
- Vesak Day: 14 – 16 May (Saturday – Monday)
- Deepavali: 22 – 24 Oct (Saturday – Monday)
- Christmas: 24 – 26 Dec (Saturday – Monday)
But let’s take it one step further. To make full use of your annual leave, start eyeing these dates for extra time off! Or save your days off for the above long weekends to book out an entire week.
- 1 – 2 February, Tuesday – Wednesday: Chinese New Year
Take a day off on 31 January, Monday
- 9 August, Tuesday: National Day
Take a day off on 8 August, Monday
Other important 2022 dates (no public holidays, though!)
18 January, Tuesday: Thaipusam
14 February, Monday: Valentine’s Day
8 March, Tuesday: International Women’s Day
17 April, Sunday: Easter
8 May, Sunday: Mother’s Day
19 June, Sunday: Father’s Day
Wondering where to go?
Now that you’ve sorted the dates, there are plenty of destinations to check off your bucket list (fingers crossed we get the green light to visit more places soon!). From short vacations around Asia to staycations in Singapore, we’ve sieved out the best travel picks.
Long weekend escapes
- Private island resorts in Southeast Asia
- Non-obvious travel destinations in the region
- Short trips from Singapore
- Island vacays near Singapore
- Phuket vs Bali: Which is better?
- Theme parks in Southeast Asia for adrenaline junkies
- How to plan a solo trip
Keeping it in Singapore…
- Places in Singapore that make you feel like you’re overseas
- Unique dining destinations
- Singapore’s coolest boutique hotels
- Best staycation spots in the city
- Amazing hotel swimming pools
- Unconventional things to do in Singapore
Be sure to bookmark this list for public holiday dates and travel inspo!