If you wanted to travel and explore the world around you this year but couldn’t, you don’t have to be disheartened, there’s always next year—and all the long weekends that come with it.
Here is the list of 9 long weekends (30 days of vacation) that you should look forward to next year:
1. Chinese New Year
Dates: February 6 to 9 (Saturday to Tuesday)
2. Labour Day
Dates: April 30 to May 2 (Saturday to Monday)
3. Hari Raya Pussa
Dates: July 6 to 7 (Wednesday to Thursday)
While this isn’t an official long weekend, you could call in sick on Friday and get yourself an extra 3 days all to yourself. We are not condoning this though, you make the call!
4. Hari Raya Haji
Dates: September 10 to 12 (Saturday to Monday)
5. Malaysia Day
Dates: September 16 to 18 (Friday to Sunday)
6. Awal Muharram
Dates: October 1 to 3 (Saturday to Monday)
Dates: October 29 to 31 (Saturday to Monday)
8. Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
Dates: December 10 to 12 (Saturday to Monday)
9. Christmas Day
Dates: December 24 to 26 (Saturday to Monday)
If this year has been stressful, you can always make up for it with some proper early planning so that you can enjoy all of next year’s 9 long weekends. For the workaholics who don’t like taking extra days off work, it’s good to note that next year’s long weekends will not affect the number of working days—you will still be working for 251 days of the year.
This list consists of only national holidays, if you’d like to check out the holidays that are specific to your state, you can click here.