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These Are The Long Weekends And Holidays For Malaysia In 2019

Can start planning vacation dates already.

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In 2019, we will have a total of 14 official national public holidays

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Here are the dates:

1. New Year's Day: 1 January  (Tuesday)*

2. Thaipusam: 21 January (Monday)

3. Federal Territory Day: 1 February (Friday)

4. Chinese New Year: 5 – 6 February (Tuesday and Wednesday)

5. Labour Day: 1 May (Wednesday)

6. Vesak Day: 19 – 20 May (Sunday and Monday)

7. Nuzul Quran: 22 May (Wednesday)

8. Hari Raya Puasa: 5 – 6 June (Wednesday and Thursday)

9. Hari Raya Haji: 11 – 12 August (Sunday and Monday)

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

11. Malaysia Day: 16 September (Monday)

12. Deepavali: 26 October (Saturday)*

13. Prophet Muhammad's Birthday - 9 November (Saturday)

14. Christmas Day: 25 December (Wednesday)

*Those residing in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, and Terengganu will not get an off day on New Year's Day.

*The date of Deepavali has yet to be confirmed.

However, you can look forward to these six long weekends next year:

1. Thaipusam: 19 – 21 January (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

2. Federal Territory Day: 1 – 3 February (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

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

4. Hari Raya Haji: 10 – 12 August (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

5. Yang Dipertuan Agong's birthday: 7 – 9 September (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

6. Malaysia Day: 14 – 16 September (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

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If you're planning your vacation for 2019, consider taking leave on the following dates to get eight extra long weekends!

When to apply for leave:

1. One day leave on 31 January (Monday) > 29 January – 1 February (Saturday - Tuesday) = 4 days

2. One day leave on 4 February (Monday) > 3 – 6 February (Sunday - Wednesday) = 4 days

3. Two days leave on 2 and 3 May (Thursday and Friday) > 1 – 5 May (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days

4. Two days leave on 23 and 24 May (Thursday and Friday) > 22 – 26 May (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days

5. One day leave on 7 June (Friday) > 5 – 9 June (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days

6. One day leave on 9 August (Friday) > 9 – 12 August (Friday - Monday) = 4 days

7. One day leave on 30 August (Friday) > 30 August – 2 September (Friday - Monday) = 4 days

8. Two days leave on 26 and 27 December (Thursday and Friday) > 25 – 29 December (Wednesday - Sunday) = 5 days

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If you apply for the 11 leave days, you will get a total of 13 long weekends for the year! :D

Dates below:

1. 29 January – 1 February

2. 19 – 21 January

3. 1 – 3 February

4. 3 – 6 February

5. 1 – 5 May

6. 18 – 20 May

7. 22 – 26 May

8. 5 – 9 June

9. 9 – 12 August

10. 30 August – 2 September

11. 14 – 16 September

12. 26 – 28 October

13.  25 – 29 December

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Happy vacation planning!

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