CHEATSHEET: How to plan your leaves and score super long weekends in 2017

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By: Kumar Raj

It’s confirmed! There are 7 long weekends next year (which is just a couple of days away btw).

#1 New Year – 31 Dec 2016 to 02 Jan 2017 (Sat to Mon)
#2 Chinese New Year – 28 to 30 Jan 2017 (Sat to Mon)
#3 Good Friday – 14 to 16 Apr 2017 (Fri to Sun)
#4 Labour Day – 29 Apr to 01 May 2017 (Sat to Mon)
#5 Hari Raya Puasa – 24 to 26 Jun 2017 (Sat to Mon)
#6 Hari Raya Haji – 01 to 03 Sep 2017 (Fri to Sun)
#7 Christmas Day – 23 to 25 Dec 2017 (Sat to Mon)

But if you plan your leave well, you may score 3 more super long weekends.

Vesak Day falls on 10 May 2017, which is a Wednesday. Which means that you can either take your annual leave on Monday, Tuesday (8 & 9 May) and enjoy a super long weekend from 5 – 10 May; or take Thursday and Friday off (11 & 12 May) and take a super long break from 10 – 14 May.

National Day also falls on a Wednesday, which means that you can plan your leave the same way you planned for Vesak Day – take leave on 7 & 8 August and enjoy a super long break from 5 – 9 Aug (Sat – Wed), or take off on 10 & 11 Aug and take a break from Wed to Sun.

Deepavali falls on 18 Oct 2017, another Wednesday. well, by now you know the drill.

To take 6 days of annual leave and enjoy 15 days of break is well worth it! Don’t you think?

Happy New Year!