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Singapore public holidays 2019 – where to go?

Singapore public holidays for 2019

There are eleven public holidays in Singapore for 2019, four of which fall next to a weekend – Good Friday, Vesak Day, Hari Raya Haji, and Deepavali. 

DateDayPublic Holiday
01 JanTuesdayNew Year’s Day
05 FebTuesdayChinese New Year
06 FebWednesdayChinese New Year
19 AprFridayGood Friday
01 MayWednesdayLabour Day
19 May*SundayVesak Day
05 JunWednesdayHari Raya Puasa
09 AugFridayNational Day
11 Aug*SundayHari Raya Haji
27 Oct*SundayDeepavali
25 DecWednesdayChristmas Day

*the following Monday will be a public holiday. source mom.gov.sg

While there are only four long weekends this year compared to last year’s seven, you can add two more long weekends by taking leave on Monday, 4 February, one day before CNY for a five-day break.  See our complete guide on how you can get 36 days of blissful holidays on 2019 and get 7 long weekends for 2019.

Top emerging travel destinations for 2019 public holidays

We looked at our travel data and looked at the trending destinations that travelers visit during public holidays. 

New Year’s Day – Tokyo, Seoul

Three was an increase in flights to Tokyo during the days leading up to the 2019 New Year as travelers go up north to experience winter in this popular public holiday destination.

Chinese New Year – Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok

Flights during CNY 2019 concentrate around neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, most especially to KL and Bangkok as residents take advantage of the two-day public holiday.

Good Friday – Manila, Taipei and Yangon

Good Friday for 2019 falls in the middle of April, which is high season for beach destinations with travelers flocking to popular beaches like Boracay. Taipei and Yangon are also gaining traction in flight bookings.

Labour Day – Bangkok

Falling on a Wednesday, flights around Labour Day 2019 are concentrated in nearby destinations with Bangkok as the most popular. May 2019 carries 2 public holidays so travel is split between Labour Day and Vesak Day.

Vesak Day – Bali

Because Vesak Day 2019 falls on a Sunday, the Monday proceeding it is when the Public Holiday will take place. This longer, three-day weekend sees plenty of bookings to Bali.

Hari Raya Puasa – KL, Manila

We’re seeing an uptick in bookings to Kuala Lumpur and Manila for the dates surrounding Hari Raya Puasa 2019. Bangkok flights are also picking during this public holiday as it coincides with the June school break

National Day & Hari Raya Haji – Bangkok, Bali & Penang

National Day 2019 falls on a Friday, followed by the Hari Raya Haji public holiday on Monday, essentially giving travelers a four-day long weekend. We see flights to Bangkok, Bali, and Penang pick up as well as flights to London.

Deepavali – Hong Kong, Chennai

Falling on 27 October, the Deepavali 2019 public holiday will be on a Monday. While it’s still early, we see an uptrend in flights to Chennai around the days leading up to the last weekend of October

Christmas Day – Seoul & Tokyo

Seoul and Tokyo remain the most preferred year-end destination among Singapore travelers as they prefer to spend their Christmas 2019 in destinations where the winters are cold.

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