Who doesn’t love some time off? Get set to enter your happy place: we present all the public holiday dates for 2023 so you can ace your breaks and maximise your annual leave!
Oh long weekends, how we love thee. There’s (almost) nothing better than an extended break from work so we can enjoy all that fabulous family time and keep the weekend vibes going. We’ve got plenty of inspo for short weekend breaks overseas, or if you don’t want to bother with the airport, we’re all over the staycation options in Singapore!
If overseas travel is on the cards, we have explored some of our favourite destinations with the best kids clubs, so you can lock in those holidays early! Get ready to book your year out with this complete list of all the 2023 public holidays in Singapore! Ready, set, plan!
All the 2023 public holidays, plus how to make the most of ‘em
2023 public holidays in Singapore
Sunday, 1 January 2023: New Year’s Day
*Psst – if a rest day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday (AKA Monday, 2 January 2023) will be a public holiday in-lieu!
Sunday, 22 January 2023 + Monday, 23 January 2023: Chinese New Year
*Psst – As a rest day falls on a Sunday, the following Tuesday (AKA Tuesday, 24 January 2023) will be a public holiday in-lieu!
Friday, 7 April 2023: Good Friday
Saturday, 22 April 2023: Hari Raya Puasa
Monday, 1 May 2023: Labour Day
Saturday, 3 June 2023: Vesak Day
Thursday, 29 June 2023: Hari Raya Haji
#MumHack: book off Friday 30 June for a wow-inducing four days’ leave!
Wednesday, 9 August 2023: National Day
#MumHack: book off Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 August for a wow-inducing five days’ leave!
Sunday, 12 November 2023: Deepavali
*Psst – As a rest day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday (AKA Monday, 13 November 2023) will be a public holiday in-lieu!
Monday, 25 December 2023: Christmas Day
And whatever you do, don’t forget these important holiday dates, either:
They aren’t all recognised as days off, but while you’ve got the diary out, make a note of these annual holidays and special calendar dates so you won’t be caught out with last-minute gift dramas…
Important calendar dates and holidays for 2023
Sunday, 14 May 2023: Mother’s Day
Sunday, 18 June 2023: Father’s Day
Friday, 1 September 2023: Teacher’s Day
Friday, 6 October 2023: Children’s Day
Sunday, 26 November 2023: National Grandparents’ Day
Also, check out our handy chart of school holiday dates so you know when term ends and starts. Be sure to check individual school websites for exact dates, as holidays vary (and some schools throw in some extra days off for good measure, too!). And do keep an eye on MOM’s official list of public holidays as some dates may be subject to change.
Inspo for what to do with all that time off…
You’ll want to be prepared with all the VTL announcements coming in, right? So check out our in-depth guides to travelling to some of the world’s best destinations for kids.
- Family city breaks
- Trips Down Under
- One-flight island getaways
- Asia’s best hotel kids’ clubs
- Tips for flying with kids (including doing it solo)
- Travel games & gadgets for kids
- What snacks to pack
- How to avoid excess baggage costs
- Best travel cots
- Lightweight strollers
- Family-friendly airlines.
- Visa guide to bring your helper along on a holiday
So here’s to a year of fantastic plans, all thanks to the 2023 public holidays in Singapore!
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