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With the long weekends for Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, some of you in Malaysia may be thinking about the holidays in store for the coming year.

If you want to plan your days off next year, here is a list of the long weekends for 2018:

  • 1 Jan 2018 – New Year’s Day – Monday (except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu)
  • 16 Feb 2018  Chinese New Year – Friday
  • 23 Mar 2018 – Sultan of Johor’s Birthday – Friday (Johor only)
  • 30 Mar 2018 – Good Friday – Friday (Sabah and Sarawak only)
  • 7 May 2018 – Hari Hol Pahang – Monday (Pahang only)
  • 1 Jun 2018 – Hari Gawai – Friday (Sarawak only)
  • 15 Jun 2018  Hari Raya Aidilfitri – Friday
  • 31 Aug 2018  National Day – Friday (except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
  • 17 Sep 2018 – Malaysia Day – Monday (except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
  • 12 Oct 2018 – Melaka Governor’s Birthday – Friday (Melaka only)
  • 15 Oct 2018 – Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar – Monday (Johor only)
  • 2 Nov 2018 – Sultan of Perak’s Birthday – Friday (Perak only)
  • 12 Nov 2018 – Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday – Monday (Kelantan only)

In addition to these long weekends, there are also plenty of days off to look forward to. Take a look at the full list of Malaysian public holidays for 2018 here.

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