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Public Holidays & School Holidays in Singapore 2021

Public Holidays & School Holidays in Singapore 2021
Public Holidays & School Holidays in Singapore 2021

Planning ahead for when to take leave to maximise those public holidays? Or planning in advance for activities during the school holidays? Here’s the official list of Public Holidays & School Holidays in Singapore 2021.

We’ll also share some suggestions to maximise these public holidays to get extra long weekend breaks. Something to look forward to, amidst a challenging 2020 handling a global COVID-19 pandemic. Information shown in this article have been gathered from the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of Education.

DatePublic HolidayDay
New Year’s Day 1 January 2021 Friday
Chinese New Year 12 February 2021 Friday
Chinese New Year 13 February 2021 Saturday
Good Friday 2 April 2021 Friday
Labour Day 1 May 2021 Saturday
Hari Raya Puasa 13 May 2021 Thursday
Vesak Day 26 May 2021 Wednesday
Hari Raya Haji 20 July 2021 Tuesday
National Day 9 August 2021 Monday
Deepavali 4 November 2021 Thursday
Christmas Day 25 December 2021 Saturday

Holidays that fall on Saturday will have off-in-lieu – good news, there are 3 Public Holidays that fall on Saturdays this year! Get a comfy 45 days off work if you make use of your 14 days of annual leave. To top if all off, some of the school holidays coincide with these dates as well, which makes it perfect if you’re planning a family holiday/staycation in 2021.

Here’s the full list of school holidays in 2021!

Singapore School Holidays For Primary & Secondary School Students in 2021

School TermDatesDuration
Term 1 School HolidaysSaturday, 13 Mar 2021 - Sunday, 21 Mar 20211 week
Youth DaySunday, 04 Jul 2021 - Monday, 05 Jul 20211 day
Term 2 School HolidaysSaturday, 29 May 2021 - Sunday, 27 Jun 20211 month
Teacher's DayFriday, 03 Sep 20211 day
Term 3 School HolidaysSaturday, 04 Sept 2021 - Sunday, 12 Sept 20211 week
Children's Day (Primary School Students only)Friday, 08 Oct 20211 day
Term 4 School HolidaysSaturday, 20 Nov 2021 - Friday, 31 Dec 20211 month + 1 week

For parents with older kids attending JC and Millenia Institute, do take note that the school holidays for kids aged 16 to 18/19 differ slightly from the younger kids, due to Prelims and the A Level examinations.

Singapore School Holidays For Junior College Students in 2021

School TermDatesDuration
Term 1 School HolidaysSaturday, 13 Mar 2021 - Sunday, 21 Mar 20211 week
Youth DaySunday, 04 Jul 2021 - Monday, 05 Jul 20211 day
Term 2 School HolidaysSaturday, 29 May 2021 - Sunday, 27 Jun 20211 month
Teacher's DayFriday, 03 Sep 20211 day
Term 3 School HolidaysSaturday, 04 Sept 2021 - Sunday, 12 Sept 20211 week
End of the school yearYear 1 & 2: Saturday, 27 Nov - Friday, 31 Dec

Year 3: End of 'A' Level exams to Friday, 31 Dec
Year 1 & 2: 1 month

Singapore School Holidays For Students in Millenia Institute (MI) in 2021

School TermDatesDuration
Term 1 School HolidaysSaturday, 13 Mar 2021 - Sunday, 21 Mar 20211 week
Youth DaySunday, 04 Jul 2021 - Monday, 05 Jul 20211 day
Term 2 School HolidaysSaturday, 29 May 2021 - Sunday, 27 Jun 20211 month
Teacher's DayFriday, 03 Sep 20211 day
Term 3 School HolidaysSaturday, 04 Sept 2021 - Sunday, 12 Sept 20211 week
End of the school yearYear 1 & 2: Saturday, 27 Nov - Friday, 31 Dec

Year 3: End of 'A' Level exams to Friday, 31 Dec
Year 1 & 2: 1 month

4 days of holiday? How?

February – Chinese New Year Public Holiday

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Friday and Saturday. If you take Monday, 15th February off, you’ll be able to enjoy a whopping 4 days of holidays! With the COVID-19 regulations, why not space out visiting and gatherings, and take it slow? After all, hosting with kids in tow can be tiring. Sunday, 14th February is also Valentine’s Day, so make sure to plan a surprise for your better half early!

April – Good Friday Public Holiday

Good Friday falls on a Friday (obviously), and don’t forget about Easter Sunday! Why not take Thursday, 1 April off and enjoy a much needed 4 day break? This can also be a much needed break before the Term 2 School Holidays begin.

Here’s a quick pictorial guide from Seedly!

We hope that the official list of Public Holidays & School Holidays in Singapore 2021 has been useful! Let us know if we’ve made any mistakes, or if you’d just like to say hi here.

From all of us at Learnable, here’s wishing everyone a great 2021 ahead.

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