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The announcement we have all been waiting for is finally here. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the dates of Singapore’s public holidays for 2023, and there’s plenty to be happy about. Singaporeans can enjoy six long public holiday weekends next year, including an impressive four-day break in January.

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Next year, seven public holidays will fall on a Friday, Sunday or Monday. Chinese New Year will fall on January 22 and January 23, which means that we will have a long weekend of four days next year as January 24 will also be a public holiday. 

Keep reading to see which other days have been earmarked as public holidays next year. 

Public holidays that fall on a Sunday:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • First day of Chinese New Year (January 22)
  • Deepavali (November 12)

Public holidays that fall on a Monday:

  • Second day of Chinese New Year (Jan 23) 
  • Labour Day (May 1) 
  • Christmas Day (December 25) 

Public holidays that fall on a Friday:

  • Good Friday (April 7) 

Other public holidays: 

  • Hari Raya Puasa (April 22) 
  • Vesak Day (June 3) 

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