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Friday, October 12, 2012

2013 Malaysia National Public Holidays & School Holidays

When it comes to public holidays, Malaysia is among one of the countries with the most public holidays. Hence, being equipped with the knowledge of Malaysia public holidays is a good idea before you plan your vacation to the country.

Schools, government offices and businesses close during public holidays, the latter including banks, post offices and utilities companies. Shopping malls and complexes, restaurants and food outlets stay open 24/7 all year round, however.

Below is the 2013 scheduled national public holidays for your reference:

January
01 New Year's Day - Tuesday
24 Prophet Muhammad's Birthday - Thursday
27 Thaipusam - Sunday (Replacement on Monday)

February
10 Chinese Lunar New Year Day 1 - Sunday (Replacement on Tuesday)
11 Chinese Lunar New Year Day 2 - Monday

May
01 Labour Day - Wednesday
24 Wesak Day - Friday

June
01 Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday - Saturday

July
26 Nuzul Al-Quran - Friday

August
08 Hari Raya Puasa Day 1 - Thursday
09 Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 - Friday
31 National Day - Saturday

September
16 Malaysia Day - Monday (Latest addition since 2010)

October
15 Hari Raya Haji - Tuesday

November
03 Deepavali - Sunday (Replacement on Monday)
05 Awal Muharram - Tuesday

December
25 Christmas - Wednesday

If you are a regular visitor to Kuala Lumpur and/or the Klang Valley, the following two public holidays may be useful to know:

February
01 Federal Territory Day - Friday

December
11 Sultan Selangor's Birthday - Wednesday


Public schools in Malaysia close four times a year per schedule below for 2013:

- Mar 23 to 31 (9 days)
- May 25 to Jun 9 (16 days)
- Aug 07 to 18 (12 days)
- Nov 16 to Jan 1, 2014 (47 days)

The above is good to take note of too as local holiday destinations would also be heavily-booked. Best to make advance reservations to avoid disappointment.

1 comment:

Kevin Smith said...

Amazing information for "National Public & School" Malaysia holidays.

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