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Here's 9 Long Weekend Holidays In 2016 That You Should Start Planning For

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)

Image Credit: FunnyMalaysia
Image Credit: FunnyMalaysia

2. Labour Day

Dates: April 30 to May 2 (Saturday to Monday)

Image Credit: Travel2Malaysia
Image Credit: Travel2Malaysia

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!

Image Credit: AsiaPlaceToSee
Image Credit: AsiaPlaceToSee

4. Hari Raya Haji

Dates: September 10 to 12 (Saturday to Monday)

Image Credit: The Star
Image Credit: The Star

5. Malaysia Day

Dates: September 16 to 18 (Friday to Sunday)

Image Credit: WikiMedia
Image Credit: WikiMedia

6. Awal Muharram

Dates: October 1 to 3 (Saturday to Monday)

Image Credit:Blogspot
Image Credit:Blogspot

7. Deepavali

Dates: October 29 to 31 (Saturday to Monday)

Image Credit: theandaily
Image Credit: theandaily

8. Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Dates: December 10 to 12 (Saturday to Monday)

Image Credit: Exabytes
Image Credit: Exabytes

9. Christmas Day

Dates: December 24 to 26 (Saturday to Monday)

Image Credit: Travel2Malaysia
Image Credit: Travel2Malaysia

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.

 

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