Public Holidays in Malaysia & Long Weekends You Can Enjoy in 2022

Mikaela Anthonysamy

Mikaela Anthonysamy

Last updated 21 February, 2022

The year’s about to end in 25 days (at the time of writing). And while many of us are looking forward to ushering in the new year, another thing to be excited about is all the long weekends in 2022! Malaysia is known for its abundance of public holidays, and next year has several off days that you can enjoy!

Check out the list below to see all the leave you can get each month. Please note that some of these are subject to change, so it would be advisable to recheck closer to the date.


  • National holiday
  • State holiday


  • 14th (Fri): YDBP Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday - Negeri Sembilan only
  • 18th (Tue): Thaipusam - Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya & Selangor only


  • 1st (Tue): Federal Territory Day - Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya only
  • 1st & 2nd (Tue & Wed): Chinese New Year 


  • 1st (Tue) : Israk and Mikraj - Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis & Terengganu only
  • 4th (Fri): Installation of Sultan Terengganu - Terengganu only
  • 23rd (Wed): Sultan of Johor’s Birthday - Johor only


  • 4th (Mon): Awal Ramadan Holiday - Melaka only
  • 15th (Fri): Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City - Melaka only
  • 15th (Fri): Good Friday - Sabah & Sarawak only
  • 19th (Tue): Nuzul Al-Quran - National except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak
  • 26th (Tue): Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday - Terengganu only


  • 2nd (Mon): Labour Day Holiday - National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
  • 3rd & 4th (Tue & Wed): Hari Raya Aidilfitri
  • 16th (Mon): Wesak Day Holiday
  • 17th (Tue): Raja Perlis’ Birthday - Perlis only
  • 23rd (Mon): Hari Hol Pahang Holiday - Pahang only
  • 30th & 31st (Mon & Tues): Harvest Festival - Labuan & Sabah only


  • 1st & 2nd (Wed & Thurs): Hari Gawai - Sarawak only
  • 6th (Mon): Agong’s Birthday
  • 19th (Sun): Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday - Kedah only


  • 7th (Thu): Georgetown World Heritage City Day - Penang only
  • 9th (Sat): Arafat Day - Terengganu only
  • 9th (Sat): Penang Governor's Birthday - Penang only
  • 11th (Mon): Hari Raya Haji Holiday - National except Johor
  • 12th (Tues): Hari Raya Haji Holiday - Perlis & Terengganu only
  • 22nd (Fri): Sarawak Day - Sarawak only
  • 30th (Sat): Awal Muharram
  • 30th (Sat): Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday - Pahang only
  • 31st (Sun): Awal Muharram Holiday - Kelantan & Terengganu only


  • 24th (Wed): Melaka Governor’s Birthday - Melaka only
  • 31st (Wed): Merdeka Day


  • 3rd (Sat): Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar - Johor only 
  • 16th (Fri): Malaysia Day
  • 18th (Sun): Malaysia Day Holiday - Johor & Kedah only


  • 1st (Sat): Sabah Governor’s Birthday - Sabah only
  • 8th (Sat): Sarawak Governor’s Birthday - Sarawak only
  • 10th (Mon): Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Holiday - National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
  • 24th (Mon): Deepavali - National except Sarawak


  • 4th (Fri): Sultan of Perak’s Birthday - Perak only
  • 11th - 13th (Fri - Sun): Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday - Kelantan only


  • 12th (Mon): Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday Holiday - Selangor only
  • 24th (Sat): Christmas Eve - Sabah only
  • 26th (Mon): Christmas Day Holiday - National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu

Here’s how you can spend your holidays


Long list, yes? Now if you’re wondering what to do during some of these long weekends, here are some ideas.

You can go glamour camping, or glamping, in several spots around Malaysia. They’re all easy on the wallet so you won’t have to worry about forking out a lot. Or if you want to do more than just enjoying nature, you can make a quick trip to these budget-friendly hidden gems across the country

If you’re planning to travel overseas by then, you can make use of these free travel apps that can show you some exciting deals for flights and accommodation. Just make sure you read through the fine print before purchasing anything and if you need some pointers, you can check out this guide.

In case you haven’t heard, you can get tax exemptions when you travel within the country. And there’s also a full duty exemption on entertainment places such as cinemas, theme parks and sporting events. Make use of them and give yourself a good break! Feel free to read the article below for more information:

Here Are The Tax Reliefs & Exemptions You Can Enjoy in 2022

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