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2019 Holiday Calendar for Malaysians ~ time to start planning your weekend getaways

2019 is just 45 days away and I am sure everyone is looking forward to the new year, especially when are the holidays and if we are going to be loaded with long holidays.  2019 seems to be a good year, 15 Official National Holidays which translate into 7 long weekends and if you strategically takes up 9 more vacation days, you might just add on another 6 long weekends.  So what are the holidays in 2019 that all-Malaysians can look forward to.

January 1 (Tuesday) – New Year’s Day
January 21 (Monday) – Thaipusam
February 5 – 6 (Tuesday & Wednesday) – Chinese New Year
May 1 (Wednesday) – Labor Day
May 19 (Sunday) – Wesak Day
May 22 (Wednesday) – Nuzul Al-Quran
June 5 – 6 (Wednesday & Thursday) – Hari Raya Puasa
August 11 (Sunday) – Hari Raya Haji
August 31 (Saturday) – Independence Day
September 1 (Sunday) – Awal Muharam
September 9 (Monday) -King’s Birthday
September 16 (Monday) – Malaysia Day
October 27 (Sunday) – Deepavali
November 9 (Saturday) – Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday
December 25 (Wednesday) – Christmas

However, if you plan your vacation days strategically and take 9 more days in this manner, December 31 2018, February 4, April 29-30, May 24-25, June 7, December 23-24, you will gain yourself another 6 more long weekends.

December 29 – January 1 (4 days) – New Year’s Long Weekend
February 2 – 6 (5 days) – Chinese New Year Long Weekend
April 27 – May 1 (5 days) – Labor Day Long Weekend
May 22 – 27 (5 days) – Nuzul Al-Quran Long Weekend
June 5 – 9 (5 days) – Hari Raya Puasa Long Weekend
December 21 – 25 (5 days) – Christmas Long Weekend

Apart from these National Holidays, several states will also get additional long weekends ..

Negeri Sembilan
January 14 (Monday) – YDP Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday

Kedah
January 20 (Sunday) – Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday

Federal Territory
February 1 (Friday) – Federal Territory Day

Johor
March 23 (Saturday) – Sultan of Johor’s Birthday
October 5 (Saturday) – Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar

Melaka
April 15 (Monday) – Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City
October 11 (Friday) – Governor’s Birthday

Sabah
April 19 (Friday) – Good Friday
May 31 (Friday) – Harvest Festival

Sawarak
April 19 (Friday) – Good Friday
June 2 (Sunday) – Hari Gawai
July 22 (Monday) – Sawarak Day

Perak
Nov 1 (Friday) – Sultan of Perak’s Birthday

So now since the calendar is out .. its time to plan out your 2019 weekend vacations.

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