[Updated for 2023] Singapore school holidays, public holidays, and long weekends for families

[Updated for 2023] Singapore school holidays, public holidays, and long weekends for families

November 25, 2022

It's never too soon to plan for the holidays!

Here's our nifty guide on all the school holidays and public holidays for 2023.

We'll also show you when to take leave to maximize the public holidays so you can get that extra long weekend!


1. School Holidays

Primary and Secondary School Holidays 2023

March School Holidays: 11 Mar (Sat) - 19 Mar (Sun)

June School Holidays: 27 May (Sat) - 25 Jun (Sun)

September School Holidays: 2 Sep (Sat) - 10 Sep 12 (Sun)

December School Holidays: 18 Nov (Sat) - 31 Dec (Fri)

2. Scheduled School Holidays 2023

Youth Day: 2 Jul (Sun) The following Monday, 3 Jul will be a scheduled school holiday.

Day after National Day: 10 Aug (Thu)

Teachers' Day: 1 Sep (Fri)

Children's Day (for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only): 6 Oct (Fri)


3. Public Holidays 2023

New Year's Day: 1 Jan (Sun), Mon 2 Jan will be a public holiday

Chinese New Year: 22-23 Jan (Sun-Mon), Tue 24 Jan will be a public holiday

Good Friday: 7 Apr (Fri)

Hari Raya Puasa: 22 Apr (Sat)

Labour Day: 1 May (Mon)

Vesak Day: 2 Jun (Fri)

Hari Raya Haji: 29 Jun (Thu)

National Day: 9 Aug (Wed)

Deepavali: 12 Nov (Sun), Mon 13 Nov will be a public holiday

Christmas Day: 25 Dec (Mon)

4. Long weekends and when to take leave

There are six 3-day long weekends in 2023:

  • New Year's Day: 31 Dec 2022 - 2 Jan 2023 (Sat-Mon)
  • Good Friday: Apr 7-9 (Fri-Sun)
  • Labour Day: 29 Apr - 1 May (Sat-Mon)
  • Vesak Day: 2-4 Jun (Fri-Sun)
  • Deepavali: Nov 11-13 (Sat-Mon)
  • Christmas: Dec 23-25 (Sat-Mon)

There will also be one 4-day long weekend for Chinese New Year: Jan 21-24 (Sat-Tue)

Here's where you can take leave for that extra long 4 or 5 day weekend:

  • Jun/Jul - Hari Raya Haji
  • Aug - National Day

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