Holidays in Malaysia, weekends and school holidays in 2020

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The Malays are quite active in all respects, and in particular, this applies to travelers. During public holidays or festivals in the state, national and religious holidays, school holidays and weekends, private groups are beginning to move around the country on transport to move into hotels and flood the beaches and tourist area. It is not surprising that. Though Malaysia is a Muslim country and nothing human is alien to them, including holidays. While the rest of the Malays in their own country where as more culturally than many visitors, so you don't have to worry about that due to saturation of the beaches or resort areas you may have conflict with them.

To worry in the period of holidays and other post-you should only that you can not get the transport ticket or hotel room. On the other hand, it is very interesting to visit Malaysia during holidays. The way out of this situation quite simple to book flights, trains and buses, accommodation in hotels in advance. Fortunately, for Malaysia it will not be easy, and you will be able to book tickets in advance almost any form of transport. The same applies to hotels.

Китайский праздник в Малайзии The Chinese community celebrates the feast in Kuala Lumpur

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

Before to begin it should be noted that weekly days off (so-called "weekend"), in various States differ. In some States of Malaysia official weekend is Saturday and Sunday, and some Thursday and Friday:

  • The States where the weekly weekend - Saturday and Sunday:

    The city of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Penang (island Penang), Perak (Pangkor island), Perlis, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka (Malacca city), Johor, Pahang (Tioman island), Sarawak and Sabah (the Borneo Peninsula, the island of Sipadan).

  • The States where the weekly weekend - 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
  • 20 Nov - 31 Dec 2020

Public holidays and States holidays of Malaysia in 2020



In what States is valid

1 January New year All States except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu
14 Jan Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan''s Birthday Negeri Sembilan
January 25-27 Chinese new year (Chinese New Year) National
1 Feb Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya
8 Feb Thaipusam (Indian festival of Thaipusam) Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor
4 Mar Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Trengganu Trengganu
22 Mar Israk & Mikraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis
23 Mar Sultan of Johor''s Birthday Johor
23 Mar Israk & Mikraj Holiday Negeri Sembilan and Perlis
4-19 April Food festival in Penang Penang
10 APR Good Friday Sabah and Sarawak
15 APR Ad in Malacca historical city (Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City) Malacca
26 APR Sultan of Trengganu''s Birthday Trengganu
26 APR Awal Ramadan Holiday Johor, Kedah
May 1 Labor day (Labour Day) National
7 may Sultan of Pahang holiday Pahang
7 may Wesak Day National
May 10 Nuzul Al-Quran Nationwide except for 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 National
May 30-31 Harvest festival (Harvest Festival Pesta Kaamatan Sabah) Sabah and Labuan
June 1-2 Harvest festival (Sarawak Harvest Festival Hari Gawai Sarawak) Sarawak
6 Jun Agong''s Birthday Nationwide, communities observed throughout January and February
7 Jun Agong''s Birthday Holiday Kelantan and Terengganu
7 Jul The day of the city of Georgetown in Penang (Georgetown Heritage Day) Penang
30 Jul Sultan of Pahang''s Birthday Pahang
31 Jul Hari Raya Haji * Hari Raya Qurban National
1 Aug Hari Raya Haji (second day) * Hari Raya Qurban Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu
20 Aug Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) National
31 Aug Independence day (National Independence Day Merdeka) National
16 Sep Day Of Malaysia (Malaysia Day) National
3 Oct Sabah Governor's Birthday Sabah
9 Oct Malacca Governor's Birthday Malacca
10 Oct Sarawak Governor's Birthday Sarawak
29 Oct Prophet Muhammad's Birthday National
6 Nov Sultan of Perak''s Birthday Perak
11-12 November Sultan of Kelantan''s Birthday Kelantan
14 Nov Deepavali or Diwali State except the state of Sarawak
11 Dec Sultan of Selangor''s Birthday Selangor
25 Dec Christmas (Christmas) National
27 Dec Christmas (Christmas Holidays) Johor, Kedah

* Dates may change depending on the lunar calendar

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 28 January, 2019

Honestly, difficult to answer, after all this is a very controversial status without citizenship. It can at passport control not to pay attention to it, and the place of issuance of the passport to put the visa for 90 days as a citizen of Estonia, and can not supply a visa and even do not give, because there is in fact a list of countries that require a visa and persons without citizenship there is clearly no. Try to call the Embassy in Moscow, and even better to write them a letter at least e-mail to answer on paper just in case. And if not difficult, then let me know what happened. ...
Max June 15, 2019
Please tell me
Boats to the Islands after 18: 00 does not go? or just can be found individually? ...
Vladimir N 24 June, 2019
Need addresses of shops selling Ayurveda in Kuala Lumpur ...
valentinatseiko 7 July, 2019
Good afternoon. Thank you for such a detailed description of the topic. For me it was useful to read. ...
Zhereele 23 July, 2019
Good morning!
Question about entry in KL without return tickets. I went through a bunch of sites have very different information. Help Posta if you have any information.
We will enter with 14летним son to here in KL to apply for a student guardian visa (guardianship of me, and he will study there, the school has already received). He learned that we can not let in KL or even to release from Hong Kong (transit flights via Hong Kong from Russia).
Whether so it and what to do? there are tips to buy a ticket for the emission of CL, for example...
on the other hand we have the confirmation from Ministry of Education Malaysia that the child is enrolled in school and will be initiated with the visa application process as soon as we arrive. Maybe this is fly/fly?
thanks in advance!) ...
admin July 23, 2019

The information is different, because we all have different experience in this matter. Officially, the requirement to have return tickets or tickets to a third country for visa-free entry to Malaysia exist in almost all countries, but in practice border controls it is checked rarely. Just imagine the huge flow of entry passport control, and everyone should check out... So check apparently selectively moved by the guards, and limited to the inspection of the printout e-ticket without verifying it in the database. The same applies to the boarding, sometimes can check. But in Hong Kong you have no one to check anything, because if you are transferring one ticket, then you already have your boarding pass from Moscow or where you are flying there, and in Hong Kong, you pass only the control of the safety and document check before boarding and that's it.
So you have several options:
1. Fly as it is, and if the landing or the border you have questions, you show all the documents and explain everything. Chances are that you will be admitted. Also can be part of their history topics. what are you going to travel to Asia to neighboring countries by land in Thailand or Singapore by bus or train. You can, incidentally, buy a train ticket online or a bus, or make a printout, maybe a ride.
2. Fly as it is, and if you have questions, are buying right at the airport any ticket to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia etc. any budget airlines.
3. Buy in advance of any house is the cheapest ticket one-way to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia etc. any budget airlines.
4. Buy a house more expensive ticket in any sosen ...
PetrenkoI 20 August, 2019
Good morning! There are dependant visa to Malaysia, as her husband works there. If there is a divorce, this visa will become invalid (my dependant) or not? Automatically or are there any rules and I have to tell about the divorce, or maybe the husband through his employer? Question in General, will I be able to move after a divorce? ...
admin August 20, 2019

Hello! Wow, what details, I'm afraid such a difficult question to answer accurately can't. But simple logic dictates that if the visa is issued legitimately, and she didn't validity, it is still valid and you will be able to enter. If you inform themselves or to the consular section issuing the visa, the other sources will become aware of the disappearance of the basic conditions for its issuance, i.e. divorce, it may be cancelled by the Consulate.
On your place I would not "sweat" and traveled on this visa, if necessary. Even if the next entry you will not be allowed, then just get a visa stamp on entry. But if you still doubt and want to do it by the rules, better send a request to the consular Department at or ...
Intrev 30 November, 2019
Plan to fly to Malaysia via Kuala Lumpur and depart from Langkawi. Is it real? About a year ago met online, the guy has not released Il Langkawi airport, forced to return to CL. Said what airport I flew through this and need to fly. Nonsense I think... but I would like to be confident in their route. Thank you ...
admin July 30, 2019

Complete nonsense. Flies, fly or travel by land as it is convenient. ...