7 long weekends in 2015

7 long weekends in 2015

SINGAPORE - There will be 7 long weekends out of the 11 public holidays gazetted by the Ministry of Manpower(MOM) in 2015.

Chinese New Year celebrations will fall on Feb 19 and 20, while Good Friday will be on April 3 and Vesak Day on Jun 1. Hari Raya Puasa is on July 17 while Hari Raya Haji is on Sep 24. Deepavali next year is slated to be on Nov 10, but is subject to change when Indian Almanac is available, usually by the first half of the year.

If there is a change in the date, MOM will issue a media release to announce this.

Meanwhile, the date for Deepavali this year has been confirmed, and the the Hindu Advisory Board (HAB) has advised that Deepavali will fall on Oct 22 instead of Oct 23.

Here are the 11 days:

New Year's Day - January 1, Thursday

Chinese New Year - February 19 and 20, Thursday

Good Friday - April 3, Friday

Labour Day - May 1, Friday

Vesak Day - June 1, Monday

Hari Raya Puasa - July 17, Friday

National Day - August 9, Sunday

Hari Raya Haji - September 24 , Thursday

Deepavali - November 10, Tuesday (subject to confirmation with the Indian Almanac)

Christmas Day - December 25 , Friday

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