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

Date

Holiday

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
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
Tuesday
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
Tuesday
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
Merdeka)
National
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
Tuesday
Sultan of Selangor''s Birthday Selangor
25 Dec Tuesday Christmas (Christmas) National

* Dates may change depending on the lunar calendar

🕒 November 20, 2018

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Olga.Kozlova 9 October, 2017
Thanks for the answer, but would like to hear more))))) it is Clear that this is another country, but I have read that the airline AirAsia, this is the type of "internal" between these countries low-cost carrier and there is even no LCCT duty free, because they do not regard as international terminal... And not even save that everything will be Packed in the package duty-free? ...
admin October, 10, 2017
Hello Olga! Nothing like domestic and international flights are completely different things, even when it was LCCT, which had to take the bus. Just as well there was all the necessary controls, including security. Now you have outdated information, and LCCT no longer exists, and replaced by a new international low cost carrier terminal KLIA2, read more here https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/malaysia/kuala-lumpur-aeroport-terminal-klia2. ...
Olga.Kozlova October, 10, 2017
Oh, thank you very much, I really didn't know that! Thank you And duty free there normal, with good range? And they say that wine is normal neither in Indonesia nor Malaysia is not( what the price, about as usual in the duty free? Thanks in advance for the information ...
admin 11 October, 2017
Duty-free is excellent at the new airport, I am sure, will find them. Wine in Malaysia outside dutikov in principle is better not to buy, as well as other alcoholic beverages, as prices because of duties just great, with the exception of duty-free Langkawi where alcohol is not taxed. About the price is not exactly prompt, but IMHO, they are about the same everywhere. ...
mimi_masha 23 October, 2017
Thank you very much for the useful article! Wanted to ask whether in Malaysia their "national" sweets or just snacks that you can bring home as Goodies? ...
admin 23 October, 2017
Mini Hello masha! Something many do not try to remember anything from sweets and desserts, and failed. Or rather, I don't want to say that there is nothing there. But to remember something to bring home, this is not. Besides, for my taste the desserts and sweets were not very tasty, too bland in my opinion. But I will go there in any major store, you will find something. ...
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 http://www.aetclocator.com/TCLocator/search.do?lang=ru 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. ...

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