It’s becoming a tradition now for us to inform our readers/followers of the long weekends in the coming year (we did the same for 2016 as well as 2017).

Because who doesn’t love long weekends, right? 😉

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For the rest of 2017, there are only a few more long weekends in the coming months:

  • National Day and Hari Raya Haji: 31st August 2017 – 3rd September 2017 (Thursday to Sunday)*
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Maulidur Rasul): 1st December 2017 – 3rd December 2017 (Friday to Sunday)
  • Christmas: 23rd December 2017 – 25th December 2017 (Saturday to Monday)

Let’s not forget the public holidays which fall on the mid-week, which can be easily “expanded” into a long weekend if you time your leave right:

  • Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) – 21st September (Thursday)
  • Deepavali – 19th October (Thursday)*

*Dates shown are only preliminary and could be subject to change.

So here’s a treat for those of you who are still trying to recover from the long Hari Raya Puasa/Aidilfitri break! There will be a total of 11 long weekends in 2018 for most Malaysians, if you know how to properly use your annual leave coupled with the official public holidays.

Source: Golden Destinations

To recap, the 11 long weekends, in conjunction with the national public holidays coupled with the usage of annual leave are:

  1. New Year’s Day – 1st January 2018 (Monday)
  2. Chinese New Year – 16th and 17th February 2018 (Friday and Saturday)
  3. Labour Day – 1st May 2018 (Tuesday)
  4. Wesak Day – 29th May 2018 (Tuesday)
  5. Hari Raya Puasa/Aidilfitri – 15th and 16th June 2018 (Friday and Saturday)
  6. National Day – 31st August 2018 (Friday)
  7. Awal Muharram – 11th September 2018 (Tuesday)
  8. Malaysia Day – 17th September 2018 (Monday) *To replace 16th September 2018 (Sunday)
  9. Deepavali – 6th November 2018 (Tuesday)
  10. Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Maulidur Rasul) – 20th November 2018 (Tuesday)
  11. Christmas – 25th December 2018 (Tuesday)

Again, some of the above dates are subject to change e.g. Hari Raya Puasa/Aidilfitri, Awal Muharram, Deepavali. But it’s good to know that we have options!

Happy vacay planning 😉


For ideas on where to go over any of the above long weekends, check these out:

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  3. #Travel: Winter Attractions In Pyeongchang, South Korea That You Will Love
  4. #Travel: Experience A Splashing Good Time At These White Water Rafting Spots In Malaysia
  5. #Travel: The Most Magical Pink Sand Beaches In The World
  6. #Travel: 7 “Goblin” Filming Locations In South Korea That Every K-Drama Fan Should Visit
  7. #Travel: 12 Beautiful Water Chalets In Malaysia For The Thirsty Wanderluster
  8. #Travel: A Different Take On South Korea Through The Eyes Of A Hallyu-Obsessed Fan
  9. #Travel: Gorgeous Yet Cheap Out-Of-The-Country Holiday Destinations For Malaysians
  10. #Travel: 10 Beautiful Boutique Hotels In Malaysia Worth Staycation-ing At

Sources: Golden Destinations, jalanow / Featured image:

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