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MOE school holidays 2024

MOE school holidays 2024

*Updated on 16 Aug 2023

School holidays are always something to look forward to.

Get ready to start planning your vacations early as the Ministry of Education (MOE) has released the school holiday dates for 2024. From the March Good Friday long weekend to the December Christmas break, here's everything you need to know about the MOE school holidays in 2024.

Overview of Singapore School Terms and Holidays 2024

In Singapore, the school year is divided into four terms, each with a designated break. These holidays provide students with an opportunity to rest, recharge, and engage in extracurricular activities.

School Terms 2024

Term Primary & Secondary
Term I 2 January to 8 March 2024
Term II 18 March to 24 May 2024
Term III 24 June to 30 August 2024
Term IV 9 September to 15 November 2024

School Holidays 2024

Holiday Primary & Secondary
Term I break / March holidays 9 March to 17 March 2024
Term II break / June holidays 25 May to 23 June 2024
Term III break / September holidays 31 August to 8 September 2024
Term IV break / December holidays 16 November to 31 December 2024

Term 1 break / March holidays

The Term 1 break typically takes place in March, lasting for about one week. It serves as a mid-term break, allowing students to take a short breather before continuing with their studies.

Term 2 break / June holidays

The Term 2 break is held in June and usually lasts for about four weeks. This break marks the end of the first semester, providing students with an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate before commencing the second semester.

Term 3 break / September holidays

The September holidays typically last for one week and offer students a chance to take a breather and recharge before the final term.

Term 4 break / December holidays

The Term 4 break coincides with the year-end festive season. Students enjoy a well-deserved break during the December holidays, allowing them to celebrate the holidays and spend time with their loved ones.

Public holidays in Singapore

In addition to the school holidays, Singapore celebrates various public holidays throughout the year. These holidays are observed nationwide and provide an opportunity for families to engage in cultural festivities and enjoy time together.

Here are some of the significant public holidays in Singapore:

New Year's Day - 1 Jan 2024 (Monday)

New Year's Day is celebrated on the 1st of January each year. It marks the beginning of the new year and is often a time for reflection and setting goals.

Chinese New Year - 12 Feb 2024 (Monday) and 13 Feb 2024 (Tuesday)

Chinese New Year is one of the most significant holidays in Singapore, celebrated by the Chinese community. Festivities include lion dances, fireworks, family gatherings, and the exchange of red packets (ang baos). In the year 2024, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated on the 10th and 11th of February. Since both days fall on a weekend, students can enjoy two additional days off on the 12th (Monday) and the 13th (Tuesday) of February.

Good Friday - 29 March 2024 (Friday)

Good Friday is a Christian holiday observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is a time for reflection and religious activities.

Hari Raya Puasa - 10 April 2024 (Wednesday)

Hari Raya Puasa, also known as Eid al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It is a joyous occasion for Muslims, who gather for prayers, visit family and friends, and indulge in festive feasts.

Labour Day - 1 May 2024 (Wednesday)

Labour Day is celebrated on the 1st of May each year and honours the contributions of workers. It is a public holiday and a time to acknowledge the achievements and rights of workers.

Vesak Day - 22 May 2024 (Wednesday)

Vesak Day is an important holiday for Buddhists as it commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Buddha. Buddhists visit temples, make offerings, and participate in acts of charity.

Hari Raya Haji - 17 June 2024 (Monday)

Hari Raya Haji, also known as Eid al-Adha, is an Islamic holiday that commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. It involves prayers, feasting, and the distribution of meat to the less fortunate.

Youth day - 1 July 2024 (Monday)

Youth day is celebrated in Singapore by all students who're below the age of 21. Since this year, the youth day falls on 30 June 2024 (Sunday), students get to enjoy a holiday on 1st July 2024, which is a Monday.

National Day - 9 August 2024 (Friday)

National Day is celebrated on the 9th of August each year, marking Singapore's independence. It is a grand celebration filled with parades, fireworks, and various community events.

Teachers' Day - 30 August 2024 (Friday)

Teachers play a vital role in any society, especially when it comes to the progress of their students. So, on this special day, the 30th of August 2024, we take time to celebrate these heroes.

Children's Day - 4 October 2024 (Friday)

Singapore celebrates Children's Day not just to acknowledge the importance of each child's welfare and rights, but also to give children a chance to express themselves and take part in activities that contribute to their physical, mental, social, and spiritual development. The celebration of Children's Day on the first Friday of October each year is also a reminder to adults that they must make efforts to protect the rights of children and ensure an environment where they can live safely and happily.

Deepavali - 31 October 2024 (Thursday)

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is the Festival of Lights celebrated by Hindus. It signifies the victory of light over darkness and is marked by the lighting of oil lamps, the exchange of sweets, and the bursting of firecrackers.

Christmas Day - 25 December 2024 (Wednesday)

Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th of December and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time for Christians to attend church services, exchange gifts, and gather with loved ones.

2024 Calendar for upcoming holidays

Having a holiday calendar means you won't be caught off guard by unexpected days off. You'll know well in advance when the holidays are coming up, allowing you to schedule fun times with your family.

Simply tap the plus button situated at the lower-right corner of this MOE School holidays calendar to effortlessly add it to your Google Calendar.

To conclude, being aware of the school holidays and public holidays is essential for planning family activities and vacations. Whether you choose to explore local attractions, embark on overseas adventures, or simply enjoy quality time at home, these holidays provide valuable opportunities for bonding and creating lasting memories with your children. Stay updated with the official holiday schedules, plan ahead, and make the most of these well-deserved breaks.

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