2020 Malaysia Long Weekend Guide and Public Holiday Planner

It’s time to plan your holidays in 2020! We’ve compiled all the long weekends in 2020 (and suggested leave you should take) so that you can fully make use of your hard-earned holidays. Save this!

New Year’s Day (1 January 2020)

Take 30 December (Monday) and 31 December (Tuesday) off to enjoy 5 days off.

Chinese New Year (25-26 January 2020)

Take 24 January (Friday) off to enjoy 4 days off. When a public holiday falls on a Sunday, some states in Malaysia set Monday as a replacement leave.

#LokaLocal Tip: Malaysia has many different cultural groups, and each has their own version of the New Year. For an alternative celebration, look out for the Mah Meri Ancestors Day that will be announced in February 2020)

Labour’s Day (1 May 2020)

Enjoy 3 days off for Labour’s Day.

Wesak Day (7 May 2020)

Take 8 May (Friday) off to enjoy 4 days of holidays.

Hari Raya Puasa (24 – 25 May 2020)

Enjoy 4 days off for Hari Raya.

#LokaLocal Tip: For a taste of authentic Malay culture any time of the year, join the Magical Kampung Baru tour or Taste of Traditional Malay Street Food at the last Malay village of Kuala Lumpur.

Hari Raya Haji (31 July 2020)

Enjoy a 3-day weekend for Hari Raya Haji.

Awal Muharram (20 August 2020)

Take 21 August (Friday) off to enjoy 4 days of holidays.

Merdeka Day (31 August 2020)

Merdeka, merdeka, merdeka! Enjoy 3 days off for Malaysia’s Independence Day.

Malaysia Day (16 September 2020)

Take 17 September (Thursday) and 18 September (Friday) off to enjoy a 5 day weekend!

#LokaLocal Tip: Malaysia is made up of more than just its beautiful destinations, it is made up of diverse communities. Check out LokaLocal to be connected to local experts who can show you the best of their world.

Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday (29 October 2020)

Take 30 October (Friday) off to enjoy 4 days of holiday.

Christmas Day (25 December 2020) & New Year’s Day (1 January 2021)

Take 28 December to 31 December off and you’ll get a bonus 10 day extended holiday. What a way to end the year!


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