2016 Public Holidays in Malaysia are Packed with 8 Long Weekends

By | August 22, 2015

Planning for your 2016 holidays? There are a total of 8 long weekends, find out all the dates here!


Malaysians are blessed because there are many festivals and holidays in the country throughout the year. People are able to take one or two days leave to extend their break.

  • Chinese New Year – 6th to 9th February (Saturday to Tuesday)
  • Labour Day – 30th May to 2nd June (Saturday to Monday)
  • Hari Raya Haji – 10th to 12th September (Saturday to Monday)
  • Malaysia Day – 16th to 18th September (Friday to Sunday)
  • Awal Muharram – 1st to 3rd October (Saturday to Monday)
  • Deepavali – 29th to 31st October (Saturday to Monday)
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – 10th to 12th December (Saturday to Monday)
  • Christmas Day – 24th to 26th December (Saturday to Monday)

This is a bit less compared to 2015, which has a total of 11 long weekends.

Meanwhile, the table below shows the holidays for different states in Malaysia.

Date Holiday State
1st January (Fri) New Year All except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu
14th January (Thu) Yang di-Pertuan Besar
Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday
Negeri Sembilan
18th January (Mon) Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday Kedah
1st February (Mon) Federal Territory Day Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya
TBC Thaipusam Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor
8th February (Mon) Chinese New Year National
9th February (Tue) Chinese New Year National
4th March (Fri) Anniversary of Installation
of Sultan of Terengganu
25th March (Fri) Good Friday Sabah & Sarawak only
15th April (Fri) Declaration of Malacca as
a Historical City
26th April (Tue) Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday Terengganu
1st May (Sun) Labour Day National
5th May (Thu) Israk & Mikraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis
7th May (Sat) Hari Hol Pahang Pahang
17th May (Tue) Raja Perlis’ Birthday Perlis
21st May (Sat) Vesak Day National
30th May (Mon) Harvest Festival Sabah & Labuan
31st May (Tue) Harvest Festival Sabah & Labuan
1st June (Wed) Hari Gawai Sarawak
2nd June (Thu) Hari Gawai Sarawak
4th June (Sat) Agong’s Birthday National
6th June (Mon) Awal Ramadan (subject to change) Johor, Kedah & Malacca
22th June (Wed) Nuzul Al-Quran Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor ,Terengganu and Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan)
6th July (Wed) Hari Raya Puasa (subject to change) National
7th July (Thu) Hari Raya Puasa (subject to change) National
7th July (Thu) Georgetown World Heritage City Day Penang
9th July (Sat) Penang Governor’s Birthday Penang
31st August (Wed) National Day National
TBC Sarawak Governor’s Birthday Sarawak
12th September (Mon) Hari Raya Haji (subject to change) National
13th September (Tue) Hari Raya Haji (subject to change) Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu
16th September (Fri) Malaysia Day National
TBC Sabah Governor’s Birthday Sabah
TBC Malacca Governor’s Birthday Malacca
2nd October (Sun) Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) National
24th October (Mon) Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday Pahang
30th October (Sun) Deepavali (subject to change) National except Sarawak
11th November (Fri) Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Kelantan
12th November (Sat) Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Kelantan
TBC Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Johor Johor
TBC Sultan of Johor’s Birthday Johor
TBC Sultan of Perak’s Birthday Perak
11th December (Sun) Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday Selangor
12th December (Mon) Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
(Maulidur Rasul)
25th December (Sun) Christmas Selangor

These dates are for reference only and may change without prior notice. It would still give you some ideas on how the holidays are going to be next year.

Since different states have different holidays, some may be able to have longer break. This is for sure a good news to many people who are working. There’s no excuse not to go for holidays then, huh?

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