Singapore's School Terms and Holidays for 2023

Singapore's public holidays for 2023 have been announced... There will be five long weekends next year, with public holidays falling on a Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and two Sundays. Time to start making plans!
Singapore's School Terms and Holidays for 2023
By Carli Allan
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Singapore's school terms and public holidays for 2023 have been announced. There will be five long weekends next year – so time to start planning this staycations!

Here we round up the key dates for the 2023 public holidays, as well as the academic calendars for Indian curriculum schools, and European, UK, and US schools.

2023 public holidays

Sunday 1 January

New Year’s Day

Monday 2 January

New Year's Day Holiday

Sunday 22 - Tuesday 24 January 

Chinese New Year

Friday, 7 April

Good Friday

Saturday, 22 April  

Hari Raya Puasa  

Monday, 1 May

Labour Day

Sunday, 4 June

Vesak Day          

Saturday, 29 June

Hari Raya Haji 

Wednesday, 9 August

National Day    

Sunday, 12 November


Monday, 13 November

Deepavali Holiday

Sunday, 25 December

Christmas Day  

2022-23 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.

2022-23 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.

2023 term dates for local MOE schools

The school year for 2023 for all MOE primary schools (including MOE Kindergartens) and secondary schools will start on Tuesday, January 3 2023 and end on Friday, November 17 2023.

Similar to the arrangements in 2021 and 2022, Primary 1 and Kindergarten 1 students in primary schools and MOE Kindergartens will report on the first day of school on January 3, 2023. Primary 2 to 6 and Kindergarten 2 students will report to school on January 4, 2023.

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