2020: Singapore's School, Public Holidays

Singapore School Holidays are set by Singapore’s Ministry of Education for public schools, but international schools can largely determine their own. International schools may also choose whether to follow the calendar year (January to December) in line with the MOE public schools, or to follow the academic calendar of their own school’s curriculum. WhichSchoolAdvisor.com clarifies the key dates for 2020.
2020: Singapore's School, Public Holidays
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Singapore school holidays and school term times differ as a result of different curricula. Here we roundup the key dates for the 2020 public holidays, and the academic calendars for school years MOE primary and secondary schools, Indian curriculum schools, and European, UK, US schools.

2020 term dates and holidays for MOE primary and secondary schools

Below are Singapore's official school term dates incorporating the Singapore public school holidays. The academic year starts on 2 January and ends on 20 November.

These dates may also apply to Australian schools in particular and others whose academic year follows the calendar year.

1 January

New Year’s Day

2 January

Semester 1, term 1 start

25-26 January

Chinese New Year

13 March

Semester 1, term 1 end

23 March

Semester 1, term 2 start

10 April

Good Friday

1 May

Labour Day        

7 May 

Vesak Day          

29 May

Semester 1, term 2 end

5 June

Hari Raya Puasa

29 June

Semester 2, term 3 start

5 July 

Youth Day

31 July

Hari Raya Haji 

9 August

National Day    

4 September

Semester 2, term 3 end

4 September

Teachers' Day

14 September

Semester 2, term 4 start

4 October

Children’s Day

14 November

Deepavali

20 November

Semester 2, term 4 end

25 December

Christmas Day  

*for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only

2020 public holidays

1 January

New Year’s Day

25-26 January

Chinese New Year

10 April

Good Friday

1 May

Labour Day        

7 May 

Vesak Day          

5 June

Hari Raya Puasa

5 July 

Youth Day

31 July

Hari Raya Haji 

9 August

National Day    

4 September

Teachers' Day

4 October

Children’s Day

14 November

Deepavali

25 December

Christmas Day  

2019-20 term dates for Indian curriculum primary and secondary schools

Schools following the Indian curriculum follow the April to March calendar of their home country and incorporate local holidays within this.

2019-20 term dates for British/US/European primary and secondary schools

Schools following the Northern hemisphere academic calendar (UK, European and North American schools) run from August/September to June/July. Holidays are typically taken in October, December, and March-April.

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