1. School Holidays (2023) in Singapore

School Holidays (2023) in Singapore

Published on 13 Feb 2023

Here is a list of school holidays in Singapore for 2023:


  • 1 January (Sunday) – New Year's Day
  • 22-23 January (Sunday - Monday) – Chinese New Year 
  • 7 April (Friday) – Good Friday
  • 22 April (Saturday) – Hari Raya Puasa
  • 1 May (Monday) – Labour Day
  • 2 June (Friday) – Wesak Day
  • 29 June(Thursday) – Hari Raya Haji 
  • 9 August (Wednesday) – National Day 
  • 12 August (Saturday) – Youth Day 
  • 12 November (Sunday) – Deepavali 
  • 25 December (Monday) – Christmas Day 


Meaning of each Singapore school holiday 2023

22 - 23 January – Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most significant celebration in China and is commemorated in countries with a large Chinese population such as Singapore. It is also known as the Spring Festival in China. Singaporeans celebrate Chinese New Year to mark a brand new year in the lunar calendar and a fresh start to life. 


7 April – Good Friday

Christians and Catholics in Singapore observe Good Friday in dedicated church masses and services. Good Friday signifies the day Jesus Christ was crucified and is commemorated a few days before Easter Sunday. 


2 June – Wesak Day

This day commemorates three major events in the life of Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment, and his death. Devout Buddhists in Thailand visit local temples to “make merit” on this day. They do this by giving donations and engaging in various rituals. In addition, they listen to sermons on Buddha’s teachings, meditate and offer food to temple workers. 


22 April – Hari Raya Puasa

The Muslim community in Singapore celebrate Hari Raya Puasa, also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, to commemorate the end of Ramadhan, the holy month of fasting. Hari Raya Aildilfitri celebrations typically last for one month with individuals going back to their hometowns to visit family and friends. 


20 July – Hari Raya Haji

Muslims in Singapore observe this religious holiday with prayer, listening to sermons and the sacrificial ritual of ‘korban’. Hari Raya Haji commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham's) complete faith and trust in God.


9 August – National Day

Singaporeans celebrate National Day each year on 9 August to commemorate the country’s independence from Singapore in 1965. 


12 August – Youth Day

Youth Day is a public holiday dedicated to the youths in Singapore and is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of July each year. 


12 November – Deepavali

Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by the Hindu community in Singapore. This celebration signifies the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity and light over darkness. Main celebrations will take place in Singapore’s Little India district with bazaars, exhibitions and performances. 


School Holidays - by state/region/by private/public

School holidays in Singapore depend on the type and location of the school. Public and private schools have different school holidays. Generally, private or international schools have a five-week summer break in July and August. Students will enjoy Singapore school holidays in 2023.


Singapore School Year Calendar and Term Dates 

The school year in the Singapore education system is made up of two semesters. The first semester typically runs from January through to May, followed by a school break. The second semester starts in July, which runs until a break in November and December. Students also enjoy a shorter break in the middle of each semester. There are term breaks in March, June, September and December. 



  1. https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/school-terms-and-important-dates
  2. https://www.mom.gov.sg/

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