There will be seven long weekends (with holidays either falling on a Friday or Monday) in Singapore in 2017.

Get your new calendars ready and mark these dates down!

Singapore holidays and long weekends in 2017

Source: Ministry of Manpower

Public holidays which fall on a Friday:

  • Good Friday (14 April 2017)
  • Hari Raya Haji (1 September 2017)

Public holidays which fall on a Monday:

  • Labour Day (1 May 2017)
  • Christmas Day (25 December 2017)

Public holidays which fall on a Sunday:

  • New Year’s Day (1 January 2017)
  • Chinese New Year (29 January 2017)
  • Hari Raya Puasa (25 June 2017)

#These three holidays fall on a Sunday, so the following Monday will be a public holiday.

Here’s a visual guide to help you plan your weekend getaways in 2016!

Guide to Singapore Long Weekend 2017
Source: Poh Teck Toes

School Terms and Holidays for 2017

Primary and Secondary School Calendar 2017
The school year for 2017 for all MOE primary and secondary schools will start from Tuesday, 3 January and end on Friday, 17 November 2017.

Semester 1
Term ITue 3 Jan to Fri 10 Mar 2017
Term IIMon 20 Mar to Fri 26 May 2017
Semester 2
Term IIITue 27 Jun to Thu 31 Aug 2017
Term IVMon 11 Sep to *Fri 17 Nov 2017

*The last day of the final school term for schools which will be used as venues for the GCE O Level written examinations will be Friday 27 October 2017.

Primary and Secondary School Vacation 2017
The four vacation periods for schools, junior colleges and centralised institute for 2017 will be as follows:

Primary & Secondary School
Between Terms I & IISat 11 Mar to Sun 19 Mar 2017
Between Semesters I & IISat 27 May to Sun 25 Jun 2017
Between Terms III & IVSat 2 Sep to Sun 10 Sep 2017
At End of School YearSat 18 Nov to Sun 31 Dec 2017

Scheduled Primary & Secondary School Holidays
The scheduled school holidays for 2017 will be as follows:

Primary & Secondary School
Youth DaySun 2 Jul 2017
(The following Monday, 3 Jul 2017 will be a scheduled school holiday)
Day after National DayThu 10 Aug 2017
Teachers’ DayThu 31 Aug 2017
Children’s Day
(for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only)
Fri 6 Oct 2017


long weekends in 2017

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