Holidays in Malaysia, weekends and school holidays in 2020

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The Malays are quite active in all respects, including recreation. During public holidays or holidays of an individual state, national and religious holidays, school holidays and weekly weekends, certain groups of the population begin to actively move around the country by Transport, settle in hotels and flood beaches and tourist areas. Do not be surprised by this. Although Malaysia is a Muslim country, nothing human is alien to them, including recreation. At the same time, Malays rest in their country much more culturally than many guests of the country, so you can not worry about the fact that due to the oversaturation of beaches or resort areas you may have conflicts with them.

Worry during the holidays and other weekends you should only think that you may not get a ticket for transport or a hotel room. On the other hand, it is very interesting to visit Malaysia during the holidays. The way out of this situation is quite simple - book flights, train and bus trips, hotel accommodation in advance. Fortunately, for Malaysia, this will not be difficult, and you canBook Tickets in advance for almost any type of transport. The same goes for hotel reservations.

Chinese community celebrates holiday in Kuala Lumpur

To make it easier for you to understand all this, we have prepared an overview of holidays and weekends in Malaysia.

To begin with, it should be noted that the weekly days off (called "weekend") in different states differ. In some states of Malaysia the official weekend is Saturday and Sunday and in some it is Thursday and Friday:

  • States where weekly weekends are Saturday and Sunday:

    Kuala Lumpur City, Labuan, Penang (Penang Island), Perak (Pangkor Island), Perlis, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka (Melacca city), Johor, Pahang (Tioman Island), Sarawak and Sabah (Borneo Peninsula, Sipadan island).

  • States where weekly weekends are Thursday and Friday:

    Kedah (Langkawi Island), Kelantan and Terengganu.

School holidays in Malaysia in 2020

  • March 13-March 22
  • May 22 - June 7
  • July 24-August 2
  • November 20-December 31, 2020

Public holidays and holidays of the states of Malaysia in 2020



In which states it operates

January 1 New Year All states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu
January 14 Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan's Birthday Negeri Sembilan
January 25-27 Chinese New Year Nationwide
February 1 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya
February 8 Thaipusam (Indian Thaipusam festival) Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor
March 4 Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Trengganu Trengganu
March 22 Israk & Mikraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis
March 23 Sultan of Johor's Birthday Johor
March 23 Israk & Mikraj Holiday Negeri Sembilan and Perlis
April 4-19 Penang Food Festival Penang
April 10 Good Friday Sabah and Sarawak
April 15 Ad city of Malacca declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca
April 26 Sultan of Trengganu's Birthday Trengganu
April 26 Awal Ramadan Holiday Johor, Kedah
May 1 Labor Day Nationwide
May 7 Sultan of Pahang holiday Pahang
May 7 Wesak Day Nationwide
May 10 Nuzul Al-Quran Nationwide, except the states of Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri, Sembilan, Sabah, Sarawak
May 11 Nuzul Al-Quran Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Selangor
May 24-26 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Nationwide
May 30-31 Harvest Festival Pesta Kaamatan Sabah Sabah and Labuan
June 1-2 Harvest Festival (Sarawak Harvest Festival, Hari Gawai Sarawak) Sarawak
June 6 Agong's Birthday Nationwide, communities celebrate all of January and February
June 7 Agong's Birthday Holiday Kelantan and Terengganu
July 7 City Day George Town on Penang (Georgetown Heritage Day) Penang
July 30 Sultan of Pahang's Birthday Pahang
July 31 Hari Raya Haji * Hari Raya Qurban Nationwide
August 1 Hari Raya Haji (second day) * Hari Raya Qurban Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu
August 20 Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) Nationwide
August 31 Independence Day (National Independence Day Merdeka) Nationwide
September 16 Malaysia Day Nationwide
October 3 Sabah Governor's Birthday Sabah
October 9 Malacca Governor's Birthday Malacca
October 10 Sarawak Governor's Birthday Sarawak
October 29 Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Nationwide
November 6 Sultan of Perak's Birthday Perak
November 11-12 Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday Kelantan
November 14 Deepavali or Diwali State-wide except Sarawak state
December 11 Sultan of Selangor's Birthday Selangor
December 25 Christmas Nationwide
December 27 Christmas (Christmas Holidays) Johor, Kedah

* Dates may change depending on lunar calendar

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