9 Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2016

9 Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2016

The 2016 holiday dates for Malaysia are out! Excluding state holidays, there will be 9 long weekends with 1 day leave. Start planning your getaways with our calendar and cheatsheet!

Good news, travellers from Malaysia! The 2016 long weekends calendar is finally released. With nine long weekends and up to 30 days of vacation, 2016 is going to be a great year to travel. Just thinking about the number of trips we can make next year is getting us thrilled!

There are eight official long weekends in 2016, but why not enjoy an extra one by taking a day off on July 8 to extend your Hari Raya Puasa weekend? The eight official long weekends are as follow:

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

TripZilla Magazine - Malaysia 2016 Long Weekends and Public Holidays Cheatsheet

Another piece of good news – as these are only the national holidays, state holidays are not included yet. Yes, that means there’s even more long weekends for us to go travelling. We have come up with a getaway planner for each of the 15 states in Malaysia. Select your state and check out the respective getaways planner here:


TripZilla Magazine - Malaysia 2016 Long Weekends and Public Holidays Calendar


After you’ve got the dates sorted out, take a look at some of the travel stories and guides we have published for some travel inspiration! And with many affordable travel packages from Malaysia, you have plenty of destinations to pick from for your weekend getaways.

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Please take note that the following national holidays are subjected to change: Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji and Deepavali. As for state holidays, unconfirmed holidays are annotated in the getaway planner as well.

Download the calendar and cheatsheet, print it out, share it with your friends and start planning for your adventures to come.

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