We love public holidays, school holidays and long weekends! Whilst there isn’t a bumper crop of long weekends in Singapore in 2018, there are still ways to stretch the four that we are getting into nine long weekends!
Your long weekends will take place during the following public holidays – New Year’s Day (January), Chinese New Year (February), Good Friday (March) and Hari Raya Puasa (June).
To create five more long weekends, simply take one day’s leave around Labour Day (April/May), Vesak Day (May), National Day (August), Deepavali (November) and Christmas Day (December).
The kids get an extra day off on the day after National Day. So, if you take leave on 10 August, the whole family can enjoy an amazing four-day-long weekend in August.
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Take one more day’s of leave on Monday, 2 July in celebration of Youth Day, and on Friday, 5 October for Children’s Day. And you’ll get yet another three-day long weekend to spend with your kids.
Singapore Public & School Holidays Calendar 2018
1. Singapore Public Holidays 2018
New Year’s Day Monday, 1 January 2018
Chinese New Year Friday and Saturday, 16 & 17 February 2018
Good Friday Friday, 30 March 2018
Labour Day Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Vesak Day Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Hari Raya Puasa Friday, 15 June 2018
National Day Thursday, 9 August 2018
Hari Raya Haji Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Deepavali Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Christmas Day Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Source: Singapore Public Holidays 2018 released by the Ministry of Manpower on 5 April 2017.
2. Singapore School Holidays for 2018
The school year for 2018 for all MOE primary and secondary schools starts from Tuesday, 2 January and ends on Friday, 16 November 2018.
Youth Day Sunday* 1 July 2018
Day after National Day Friday, 10 August 2018
Teachers’ Day Friday 31 August 2018
Children’s Day Friday** 5 October 2018
* The following Monday, 2 July 2018, will be a scheduled school holiday.
** For primary schools & primary sections of full schools only.
Singapore School Term Holidays 2018
After Term 1 Saturday 10 March to Sunday 18 March 2018
After Term 2 Saturday 26 May to Sunday 24 June 2018
After Term 3 Saturday 1 September to Sunday 9 September 2018
After Term 4 Saturday 17 November to Saturday 31 December 2018
Note: International school term holidays may differ. Please check with your child’s school.
Source: School Terms and School Holidays for 2018 released by the Ministry of Education on 14 August 2018.
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