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Pack Your Bags And Plan Your Trips! Here Are The Long Weekends For Malaysia In 2022

Labour Day will be followed by Hari Raya Puasa. This means that all of us will get a five-day weekend!

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Disclaimer: Long weekends in this story will refer to the Monday to Friday work week, unless otherwise stated.

After so long of being cooped up at home, you're probably hoping to go jalan-jalan soon

Recently, the Malaysian government eased COVID-19 restrictions by lifting the ban on interstate and international travel for fully vaccinated folks.

Therefore, Malaysians can finally travel and go on holiday again.

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Before you rush into buying plane tickets or booking hotel rooms, you might want to arrange your plans based on these public holidays, as there will be eight official long weekends for 2022:

Labour Day followed by Hari Raya Aidilfitri: 30 April to 4 May (Saturday to Wednesday)*

Wesak Day: 14 May to 16 May (Saturday to Monday)

Agong's birthday: 4 June to 6 June (Saturday to Monday)

Hari Raya Aidiladha: 9 July to 11 July (Saturday to Monday)*
- Those living in Perlis and Terengganu have an extra long weekend with an additional Hari Raya Haji public holiday on Tuesday, 12 July

Malaysia Day: 16 September to 18 September (Friday to Sunday)

Prophet Muhammad's birthday: 8 October to 10 October (Saturday to Monday)

Deepavali: 22 October to 24 October (Saturday to Monday)

Christmas: 24 December to 26 December (Saturday to Monday)

*These dates are subject to change.

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With some strategic planning when it comes to taking leave, you could even earn yourself three additional long weekends:

Thaipusam: 15 January to 18 January (Saturday to Tuesday)*
- Take leave on Monday, 16 January

Chinese New Year: 29 January to 2 February (Saturday to Wednesday)
- Take leave on Monday, 31 January

Nuzul Quran (Except for Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, and Sarawak): 16 April to 19 April (Saturday to Tuesday)
- Take leave on Monday, 18 April

National Day: 27 August to 31 August (Saturday to Wednesday)
- Take leave on Monday, 29 August and Tuesday, 30 August

*These dates are subject to change.

In addition to nationwide public holidays, residents in these particular states get to enjoy a few extra long weekends:

SELANGOR
Sultan of Selangor's birthday: 10 December to 12 December (Saturday to Monday)

KUALA LUMPUR, LABUAN, AND PUTRAJAYA
Federal Territory Day: 29 January to 1 February (Saturday to Tuesday)
- Take leave on Monday, 31 January

NEGERI SEMBILAN

Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan's birthday:
14 January to 16 January (Friday to Sunday)

MELAKA
Awal Ramadan: 2 April to 3 April (Saturday to Monday)*
Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City: 15 to 17 April (Friday to Sunday)

SABAH
Good Friday: 15 April to 17 April (Friday to Sunday)
Harvest Festival: 28 May to 30 May (Saturday to Monday)

SARAWAK
Good Friday: 15 April to 17 April (Friday to Sunday)
Sarawak Day: 22 July to 24 July (Friday to Sunday

PERLIS
Raja Perlis' birthday: 14 May to 17 May (Saturday to Tuesday)
- Take leave on Monday, 16 May

PAHANG
Hari Hol:
21 May to 23 May (Saturday to Monday)

PENANG
George Town World Heritage City Day: 7 July to 10 July (Thursday to Sunday)
- Take leave on Friday, 8 July

PERAK
Sultan of Perak's birthday: 4 November to 6 November (Friday to Saturday)

KELANTAN**
Awal Muharram: 29 July to 31 July (Friday to Sunday)
Sultan of Kelantan's birthday: 11 November to 13 November (Friday to Sunday)

TERENGGANU**
Sultan of Terengganu's Birthday: 26 April to 28 April (Thursday to Saturday)
Awal Muharram: 29 July to 31 July (Friday to Sunday)

JOHOR**
Sultan of Johor's birthday: 23 March to 26 March (Wednesday to Saturday)
- Take leave on Thursday, 24 March

KEDAH**
Sultan of Kedah's birthday: 17 June to 19 June (Friday to Sunday)

**Assuming these states follow the Sunday to Thursday work week.

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Itching for a vacation but have no idea where to go? Here's a list of international holiday destinations where Malaysians can visit without having to quarantine upon arrival:

If you're not ready travel overseas just yet, you can consider these spots instead: