Singapore Holidays 2023/2024 | School Holidays, Public Holidays & Long Weekends



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Here's a guide to the school holidays and public holidays in Singapore for 2023 and 2024. We even show you when to take leave to maximise your holidays! 

Fail to plan and plan to fail - the same applies for holidays! It's never too early to start planning for the holidays and this list of school and public holidays will help you! 

2023

1. School Holidays 2023

Primary 1, Kindergarten 1 and secondary school students at Ministry of Education (MOE) schools will begin the 2023 school year on 3 Jan 2023. While students in Kindergarten 2 and from Primary 2 to 6 will report to school a day later on 4 Jan 2023.

The school holidays for Primary & Secondary schools are 

  • March Holidays: 11 Mar - 19 Mar 2023
  • June Holidays: 27 May - 25 Jun 2023
  • September Holidays: 2 Sep - 10 Sep 2023
  • Year-end Holidays: 18 Nov - 31 Dec 2023

There will also be four scheduled school holidays for the 2023 school year: Youth Day, the day after National Day, Teachers’ Day and Children’s Day.

  • Youth Day: 2 Jul 2023 (Mon, 3 Jul will be a school holiday)
  • Day After National Day: 10 Aug 2023
  • Teachers' Day: 1 Sep 2023 -> changed to 11 Sep 2023*
  • Children's Day: 6 Oct 2023

For those in Primary School, you will also want to take note of the PSLE dates. Primary schools are on holiday over the PSLE Marking Days and there might be other closures / half-days during the other exam dates. 

*Updated 11 Aug 2023: In view of the Writ of Election for Presidential Election 2023, MOE has changed Teachers' Day 2023 school holiday previously scheduled on Friday, 1 September to Monday, 11 September 2023.

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2. School Calendar 2023

The school calendar for primary and secondary schools in 2023 are as follows 

  • Term 1: 3 Jan - 10 Mar 2023
  • Term 2: 20 Mar - 26 May 2023
  • Term 3: 26 Jun - 1 Sep 2023
  • Term 4: 11 Sep - 17 Nov 2023

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3. Public Holidays 2023

Singapore will have six long public holiday weekends in 2023, including one that stretches over four days in January. The Ministry of Manpower on 8 April 2022 released the dates for Singapore's public holidays in 2023. 

  • New Year's Day: 1 Jan, Sunday
  • Chinese New Year: 22 & 23 Jan, Sunday & Monday
  • Good Friday: 7 Apr, Friday
  • Hari Raya Puasa: 22 Apr, Saturday
  • Labour Day: 1 May, Monday
  • Vesak Day:¬†2 Jun, Saturday
  • Hari Raya Haji: 29 Jun, Thursday
  • National Day: 9 Aug, Wednesday
  • Deepavali: 12 Nov, Sunday
  • Christmas Day, 25 Dec, Monday

*Vesak Day was revised to 2 Jun 2023 from 3 Jun 2023 as changed by MOM.

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4. Maximise Your Holidays in 2023

There will be SEVEN long weekends in 2023 according to the list of gazetted public holidays announced by the Ministry of Manpower. 

2023 Long Weekends

Eight of the 11 public holidays fall on a Friday, Sunday or Monday. As New Year’s Day and Deepavali fall on a Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday. Chinese New Year falls on consecutive days on Sunday and Monday, thus the following Tuesday is a Public Holiday making it a 4 day-long weekend. 

Take note of the following long weekends to plan your holidays in 2023

  • 31 Dec 2022 - 2 Jan 2023, Sat - Mon (3 days): New Year Day¬†
  • 21 Jan - 24 Jan 2023, Sat - Tue (4 days): Chinese New Year
  • 7 Apr - 9 Apr 2023, Fri - Sun (3 days): Good Friday
  • 29 Apr - 1 May 2023: Sat - Mon (3 days): Labour Day
  • 2 Jun - 4 Jun: Fri - Sun (3 days): Vesak Day
  • 11 Nov - 13 Nov 2023: Sat - Mon (3 days): Deepavali
  • 23 Dec - 25 Dec 2023: Sat - Mon (3 days): Christmas Day

You can also choose to take a day's leave (Fri, 30 Jun) to enjoy a 4 day holiday over the Hari Raya Haji holiday

  • 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2023, Thu - Sun (4 days), Hari Raya Haji

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2024

1. School Holidays 2024

Primary 1, Kindergarten 1 and secondary school students at Ministry of Education (MOE) schools will begin the 2024 school year on 2 Jan 2024. Sstudents in Kindergarten 2 and from Primary 2 to 6 will report to school a day later on 3 Jan 2023.

The school holidays in 2024 for Primary & Secondary schools are 

  • March Holidays: 9 Mar - 17 Mar 2024
  • June Holidays: 25 May - 23 Jun 2024
  • September Holidays:¬†31 Aug -¬†8 Sep 2024
  • Year-end Holidays: 16 Nov - 31 Dec 2024

There will also be four scheduled school holidays for the 2024 school year: Chinese New Year 4th Day, Youth Day, Teachers’ Day and Children’s Day.

  • Chinese New Year 4th Day:¬†12 Feb 2024 will be a public holiday and Tue, 13 Feb 2024 will be a school holiday and a designated day off-in-lieu.¬†
  • Youth Day: 30 Jun 2024 (The following Mon 1 Jul will be a school holiday)
  • Teachers' Day:¬†30 Aug 2024
  • Children's Day:¬†4 Oct 2024

For those in Primary School, you will also want to take note of the PSLE dates*. Primary schools are on holiday over the PSLE Marking Days and there might be other closures / half-days during the other exam dates.

*Details of PSLE dates for 2024 will be updated when available.

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2. School Calendar 2024

The school calendar for primary and secondary schools in 2024 are as follows 

  • Term 1: 2 Jan - 8 Mar 2024
  • Term 2:¬†18 Mar - 24 May 2024
  • Term 3: 24 Jun - 30 Aug 2024
  • Term 4:¬†9 Sep - 15 Nov 2024

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3. Public Holidays 2024

The following are the Public Holidays for 2024. 

  • New Year‚Äôs Day, 1 January 2024
  • Chinese New Year*, 10 ‚Äď 12 February 2024
  • Good Friday, 29 March 2024
  • Hari Raya Puasa, 10 April 2024
  • Labour Day, 1 May 2024
  • Vesak Day, 22 May 2024
  • Hari Raya Haji, 17 June 2024
  • National Day, 9 August 2024
  • Deepavali, 31 October 2024
  • Christmas Day, 25 December 2024

*Monday, 12 February 2024 will be a public holiday since Chinese New Year falls on a Saturday.  Also Tuesday, 13 February 2024 will be a school holiday and a designated day off-in-lieu. Schools will be closed, including the General Office, Student Care Centres and Kindergarten Care (KCare) Centres.

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4. Maximise Your Holidays in 2024

There will be FIVE long weekends in 2024, according to the list of gazetted public holidays announced by the Ministry of Manpower. 

    2024 Long Weekends

    • 30 Dec - 1 Jan: New Year's Day
    • 10 - 12 Feb + 13 Feb (Sch Holiday): Chinese New Year
    • 29 - 31 Mar: Good Friday
    • 15 - 17 Jun: Hari Raya Haji
    • 9 - 11 Aug: National Day

    Deepavali in 2024 falls on a Thursday. You can make it a long weekend if you take a day's leave on Friday, Nov. 1.

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    Jiarong Yu
    Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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