Holidays in Malaysia, weekends and school holidays in 2018

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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.

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 ("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 (Peninsula, Borneo, Sipadan island).

  • The States where the weekly weekend - Thursday and Friday:

    Kedah (Langkawi island), Kelantan and Terengganu.

School holidays in Malaysia in 2018

  • 17 Mar - 25 Mar
  • 09 June - 24 June
  • 18 Aug - 26 August
  • 24 Nov - 31 Dec 2018

Public holidays and States holidays of Malaysia in 2018



In what States is valid

1 Jan Monday New year All States except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu
January 14, Sunday Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan''s Birthday Negeri Sembilan
January 31, Wednesday Thaipusam Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor
1 February, Thursday Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya
On February 16-17 Friday and Saturday Chinese new year (Chinese New Year) National
March 4, Sunday Anniversary of Installation
of Sultan of Trengganu
March 23, Friday Sultan of Johor''s Birthday Johor
March 30, Friday Good Friday Sabah and Sarawak
April 14, Saturday Israk & Mikraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis
April 15, Sunday Ad in Malacca historical city (Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City) Malacca
April 26, Thursday Sultan of Trengganu''s Birthday Trengganu
May 1
Labor day (Labour Day) National
May 7, Monday Sultan of Pahang holiday Pahang
May 13, Sunday Mother's Day
May 17, Tuesday Raja Perlis' Birthday Perlis
May 17, Tuesday The Beginning Of Ramadan Johor, Kedah, Melacca
29 may
Wesak Day National
30 - may 31, Wednesday and Thursday Harvest festival (Harvest Festival Pesta Kaamatan Sabah) Sabah and Labuan
1 - 2 June Friday and Saturday Harvest festival (Harvest Festival Sarawak Hari Gawai Sarawak) Sarawak
15, June 16, Friday and Saturday Hari Raya Aidilfitri National
June 2, Saturday Nuzul Al-Quran Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor and Trengganu
July 7, Saturday The day of the city of Georgetown in Penang (Georgetown Heritage Day) Penang
August 22, Wednesday Hari Raya Haji * Hari Raya Qurban National
August 23, Thursday Hari Raya Haji (second day) * Hari Raya Qurban Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu
August 31, Friday Independence day (National Independence Day
September 9, Sunday The King's birthday National
September 9, Sunday Sarawak Governor's Birthday Sarawak
September 11, Tuesday Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) National
September 16, Sunday Day Of Malaysia (Malaysia Day) National
October 6, Saturday Sabah Governor's Birthday Sabah
October 12, Friday Malacca Governor's Birthday Malacca
October 24, Wednesday Sultan of Pahang''s Birthday Pahang
November 2, Friday Sultan of Perak''s Birthday Perak
6 November, Tuesday Deepavali or Diwali in addition to the state of Sarawak
20 Nov Tuesday Maulidur Rasul National
11 Dec
Sultan of Selangor''s Birthday Selangor
25 Dec Tuesday Christmas (Christmas) National

* Dates may change depending on the lunar calendar

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Frolovskiy 20 Dec, 2017
Tell me, please, is there any Commission/fee for the exchange of travel cheques in KL? If so, what kind? ...
admin December 20, 2017

The Commission does not depend on the country, and from the exchange. Here can specify a city for sharing, the map will display the nearest locations, and for each you can see the conditions up to specify the size of the Commission. ...
Сергей88 25 November, 2018
Tell me, will there be any problems if we move to Malaysia for 10 days, then we will go to another country for 10 days, and then back again to Malaysia for 20 days. ...
admin July 26, 2018

Hello Sergey! Absolutely no problems, quiet ride. ...
Galina Z. December 14, 2018
May be someone knows if the exchangers at the airport in KL in the evening 20-22 h? ...
admin December 15, 2018
Hello Galina! There all round the clock. ...
Shura 11 January, 2019
Flying from Thailand to Penang.
It is better to drive - baht or dollars?
How are things with exchange? Is it convenient to pay by credit card? ...
admin 11 January, 2019

What you have on hand, and bring. The exchangers are in Penang, go to the area of Komtar or the Penang, there you will find the best rates in my experience. A map is certainly convenient, but not enough where pay. Hotels will pay, and for the transportation, Souvenirs in the small shops there. ...
Karin 27 January, 2019
Hello! The husband has a Grey passport issued by Estonia ( person without citizenship) . Do you need a visa in advance? Or maybe arrange it on arrival ?) ...
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. ...

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