When To Apply For Leave In 2018 For Long Weekends

Can you believe November is almost over? Where did the year go?

In just about a month’s time, we’ll be counting down the remaining seconds of 2017, ringing in the new year.

One thing we love about the new year is that you get to start on a clean slate. Everything is reset – public holidays included. We thought, what better way to go into 2018 than by thinking about all the long weekends there will be, and planning ahead for your 2018 holiday(s).

Here are all the long weekends in 2018 so you can get a head start on your planning!

Long Weekends In 2017

Public Holidays in 2018 (Image Credit: Ministry Of Manpower)

In 2018, there will be 4 long weekends (incl. New Year’s weekend), but you can easily make that 9 just be taking a day’s leave. If you take leave on all the days stated below, you can expect a long weekend every month, with the exception of July, September, and October.

1. January

Dates: 30 Dec – 1 January
# days: 3

The New Year’s weekend is a long one, so if you’re hung over on New Year’s Day, at least you won’t have to report to work.

2. February

Dates: 16 Feb – 18 Feb
# days: 3

Chinese New Year falls on 16 and 17 February this year, so we’re getting a long weekend in February.

3. March

Dates: 30 Mar – 1 Apr
# days: 3

Thank God It’s (Good) Friday! Good Friday means we’ll be seeing one long weekend in the month of March.

4. April

Dates: 28 Apr – 1 May
# days: 4
Take leave on: 30 April

Labour Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which means to make it a long weekend, all you have to do is book a day’s leave on 30 April. A short trip out of the country, perhaps?

5. May

Dates: 26 May – 29 May
# days: 4
Take leave on 28 May

Forsee a tough May? Vesak Day falls on a Tuesday, so you know what to do – take the Monday before off, and maybe fly yourself out of the country.

6. June

Date: 15 Jun – 17 Jun
# days: 3

The half point mark of the year brings one long weekend from 15 to 17 June, for Hari Raya Puasa weekend.

7. August

Date: 9 Aug – 12 Aug
# days: 4
Take leave on: 10 Aug

In August, we celebrate the Nation’s Birthday – as well as an extra long weekend, if you take leave on 10 August.

8. Nov

Date: 3 Nov – 6 Nov
# days: 4
Take leave on: 5 Nov

Give yourself a pat on the back for working your a** off all year. November brings a 4-day long weekend if you take leave on 5 November.

9. Dec

Date: 22 Dec – 25 Dec
# days: 4
Take leave on: 24 Dec

Everyone’s favourite time of the year is back again! Take leave on 24 December as a little Christmas gift to yourself, and you get to enjoy a 4-day weekend.

It’s never too early to start planning for your next vacation. Whether it’s a long trip overseas (be sure to schedule it over the long weekends), a short trip to Bangkok, or a staycation right here in Singapore, make use of this handy guide to make the best of the holidays in 2018!

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