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.

Guide:

  • National holiday
  • State holiday

     

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

  • 4th (Mon): Awal Ramadan HolidayMelaka only
  • 15th (Fri): Declaration of Melaka as a Historical CityMelaka only
  • 15th (Fri): Good FridaySabah & Sarawak only
  • 19th (Tue): Nuzul Al-QuranNational except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak
  • 26th (Tue): Sultan of Terengganu’s BirthdayTerengganu only

May

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

June

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

July

  • 7th (Thu): Georgetown World Heritage City DayPenang only
  • 9th (Sat): Arafat Day Terengganu only
  • 9th (Sat): Penang Governor’s BirthdayPenang only
  • 11th (Mon): Hari Raya Haji HolidayNational except Johor
  • 12th (Tues): Hari Raya Haji HolidayPerlis & 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 HolidayKelantan & Terengganu only

August

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

September

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

October

  • 1st (Sat): Sabah Governor’s BirthdaySabah only
  • 8th (Sat): Sarawak Governor’s BirthdaySarawak only
  • 10th (Mon): Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday HolidayNational except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
  • 24th (Mon): DeepavaliNational except Sarawak

November

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

December

  • 12th (Mon): Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday HolidaySelangor only
  • 24th (Sat): Christmas EveSabah only
  • 26th (Mon): Christmas Day HolidayNational except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu

Here’s how you can spend your holidays

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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: