Long Weekend Malaysia 2020

Holidays are always looked forward by many Malaysians as it is the best time for the public to enjoy their break being away from work. As part of the public holidays, there will always be several long weekends that are likely to be scheduled every year. A long weekend is generally an extended weekend of typically three days whereby a holiday falls on the day preceding or following the weekend.

This is where the opportunity is served to plan for holiday trips with family and friends. Travel plans are best-arranged way ahead of time to assure a journey goes smoothly. Be ready to mark the calendar as there will be a total of six long weekends expected to happen in 2020. Hence with the release of public holiday dates for 2020, this allows Malaysian travellers to lay out their travel plan in advance.

National Long Weekend 2020

Date Day Holiday Long Weekend States
25-27 Jan Saturday, Sunday & *Monday Chinese New Year Saturday-Monday
(25-27 Jan)
1 May Friday Labour Day Friday-Sunday
(1-3 May)
24-26 May Sunday, *Monday, Tuesday Hari Raya Aidilfitri Saturday-Tuesday
(23-26 May)
31 Jul Friday Hari Raya Haji Friday-Sunday
(31 Jul-2 Aug)
31 Aug Monday Merdeka Day Saturday-Monday
(29-31 Aug)
25 Dec Friday Christmas Day Friday-Sunday
(23-25 Dec)

* A public holiday that falls on a Sunday is carried forward to Monday for all states except Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor.

Please be reminded that the working days in Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor is from Sunday to Thursday. Fridays and Saturdays are considered as the weekends, so the long weekend Malaysia 2020 stated above may not affect the mentioned states.

Leave Day Suggestions for Long Weekend 2020

Aside from the scheduled long weekends above, there are several public holidays where Malaysians can take one or 2 days off to extend and make the holidays as long weekends. The leave day suggestions are as follows:

Date Day Holiday Long Weekend States
7 May (Thu) Wesak Day National 4 May (Fri) 4 Days
7-10 May (Thurs-Sun)
9 Sep (Wed) Agong’s Birthday National 10-11 Sep (Thurs-Fri) 5 Days
9-13 Sep (Wed-Sun)
16 Sep (Wed) Malaysia Day National 17-18 Sep (Thurs-Fri) 5 Days
16-20 Sep (Wed-Sun)
29 Oct (Thu) Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday National 30 Oct (Fri) 4 Days
29 Oct - 1 Nov (Thurs-Sun)

* The listed suggestions above may not be applicable for Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor.

Book tickets with Easybook

Travel plans for long holidays Malaysia can be arranged conveniently by using the online booking platform provided by Easybook. Travellers are offered with different kind of online services including bus, train and ferry ticket reservations as well as car rental, charter/transfer and local tour services.

With six long weekends scheduled in the 2020 calendar, travellers can start planning for vacations and getaway trips during these holiday periods. Easybook offers regular promotions and discounts during major holiday seasons, so be sure to be updated with great deals and offers!

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