(Updated with School Holiday) 12 Long Weekends for Malaysia in 2019 Featured Image

(Updated with School Holiday) 12 Long Weekends for Malaysia in 2019

Feb 07, 2018

After the hectic schedule of the day, you might need a period of rest and relaxation. It's already the mid of 2018 but before you realize, it will be gone too soon. We hope you have had your 2018 holidays planned out but if you haven’t, check out our 2018 Long Weekend Calendar. This entry is all about planning your holiday waaaaaay ahead and to all travelers and wanderlusts out there, are you ready to plan your long weekend getaway in 2019?


Let’s wash your worries away thinking of when to take leave because we have make a list of 12 long weekends for Malaysia in 2019 for you to make your dream vacation a reality. You might be interested to know that with just 11 days of vacation leave in a year, you can enjoy more or less 12 long weekends in 2019! To sum it all, a total of 42 days of vacationing is coming to you soon so get ready to mark your calendar, Malaysians!


Here’s the long weekend calendar for your reference:




Here’s a list of all the official national public holidays in 2019:


New Year’s Day: 1 January  (Tuesday)

Thaipusam: 21 January (Monday)

Federal Territory Day: 1 February (Friday)

Chinese New Year: 5 - 6 February (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Labour Day: 1 May  (Wednesday)

Vesak Day: 19 – 20 May (Sunday & Monday)

Nuzul Quran: 22 May (Wednesday)

Hari Raya Puasa: 5 – 6 June (Wednesday & Thursday)

Hari Raya Haji: 11 – 12 August (Sunday & Monday)

National Day & Awal Muharram: 31 August – 2 September (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)

Malaysia Day: 16 September (Monday)

Christmas Day: 25 December (Wednesday)


These are long weekends:


Thaipusam: 19 – 21 January (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)

Federal Territory Day: 1 – 3 February (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Vesak Day: 18 – 20 May (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)

Malaysia Day: 14 – 16 September (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)


The total of 4 long weekends throughout this year seems stressful, but we have got a way to increase the number, and it only takes 11 days of vacation leave to grant you another 8 long weekends!


When to take leave:


1.  1 Day Leave on 31 January (Monday) -> 29 January – 1 February (Saturday - Tuesday) = 4 days

2.  1 Day Leave on 4 February (Monday) -> 3 – 6 February (Sunday - Wednesday) = 4 days

3.  2 Days Leave on 2 & 3 May (Thursday & Friday) -> 1  – 5 May (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days

4.  2 Days Leave on 23 & 24 May (Thursday & Friday) -> 22 – 26 May (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days

5.  1 Day Leave on 7 June (Friday) -> 5 – 9 June (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days

6.  1 Day Leave on 9 August (Friday) -> 9 – 12 August (Friday - Monday) = 4 days

7.  1 Day Leave on 30 August (Friday) -> 30 August – 2 September (Friday - Monday) = 4 days

8.  2 Days Leave on 26 & 27 December (Thursday & Friday) -> 25 – 29 December (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days


Here are the 12 long weekends you will get after taking that 11 days leave:


1.  29 Jan  – 1 Feb 

2.  19 – 21 Jan 

3.  1 – 3 Feb 

4.  3 – 6 Feb

5.  1 – 5 May

6.  18  – 20 May 

7.  22 – 26 May 

8.  5  – 9 Jun 

9.  9  – 12 Aug 

10.  30 Aug  – 2 Sep 

11.  14  – 16 Sep 

12.  25  – 29 Dec 


UPDATED* School Holiday in Malaysia for 2019:

Here's a school holiday calendar for your reference. You may save it and share with your friends & family but please DO NOT crop anything out of the original image graphic :)




1.  23 - 31 Mar

2.  25 May - 9 Jun

3.  10 - 18 Aug 

4.  23 Nov  - 31 Dec 


Note: For schools in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan Terengganu, school holidays starts and end a day earlier



Now you have a clearer image of all the short breaks you will get throughout 2019 to plan a getaway with friends and family. Happy Vacay Planning!


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