Articles January 29, 2020

School holidays in Malaysia 2020

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The Ministry of Education (MOE) determines the school holidays in Malaysia. It is usually released at the end of the academic year and is followed by all schools in Malaysia.
The school holidays differ depending on the location. The MOE has split it into two sections (Kumpulan A & B).

Kumpulan A
Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor
Kumpulan A states have Friday and Saturday as their weekend.

Kumpulan B
Perlis, Penang, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Labuan, Sabah & Sarawak 
Kumpulan A states have Saturday and Sunday as their weekend.

Note: When a national holiday is not mentioned, means it’s already included in a school break period of time (ex. Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday, Arafat Day, Christmas Day)

School holidays in Malaysia 2020

*All dates are subject to errors and changes

Holiday Date State
New Year’s Day 01-01-2020 National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu
YDPB Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday 14-01-2020 Negeri Sembilan
Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday 25-01-2020 Kedah
Chinese New Year from 19-10-2019 National
Chinese New Year Holiday 26-01-2020 National
Chinese New Year Holiday 27-01-2020 National except Johor & Kedah
Federal Territory Day 01-02-2020 Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya
Thaipusam 08-02-2020 Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya & Selangor
Installation of Sultan Terengganu 04-03-2020 Terengganu
Term 1 School holidays from 13-03-2020
to 21-03-2020
Section Kumpulan A
Term 1 School holidays from 14-03-2020
to 22-03-2020
Section Kumpulan B
Israk and Mikraj 22-03-2020 Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis
Sultan of Johor’s Birthday 23-03-2020 Johor
Israk and Mikraj Holiday 23-03-2020 Negeri Sembilan & Perlis
Good Friday 10-04-2020 Sabah & Sarawak
Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City 15-04-2020 Melaka
Awal Ramadan 24-04-2020 Johor, Kedah & Melaka
Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday 26-04-2020 Terengganu
Awal Ramadan Holiday 26-04-2020 John & Kedah
Labour Day 01-05-2020 National
Labour Day Holiday 03-05-2020 Johor & Kedah
Hari Hol Pahang 07-05-2020 Pahang
Wesak Day 07-05-2020 National
Nuzul Al-Quran 10-05-2020 National except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri, Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak
Nuzul Al-Quran Holiday 11-05-2020 Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya & Selangor
Mid-Year School holidays from 22-05-2020
to 06-06-2020
Section Kumpulan A
Mid-Year School holidays from 23-05-2020
to 07-06-2020
Section Kumpulan B
Hari Raya Aidilfitri 24-05-2020 National
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday 25-05-2020 National
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday 26-05-2020 National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
Harvest Festival Holiday from 30-05-2020 to 31-05-2020 Labuan & Sabah
Hari Gawai 02-06-2020 Sarawak
Agong’s Birthday 06-06-2020 National
Agong’s Birthday Holiday 07-06-2020 Kelantan & Terengganu
Georgetown World Heritage City Day 07-07-2020 Penang
Penang Governor’s Birthday 11-07-2020 Penang
Raja Perlis’ Birthday 17-07-2020 Perlis
Sarawak Day 22-07-2020 Sarawak
Term 2 School holidays from 24-07-2020
to 01-08-2020
Section Kumpulan A
Term 2 School holidays from 25-07-2020
to 02-08-2020
Section Kumpulan B
Hari Raya Haji Holiday 02-08-2020 Kelantan & Terengganu
Awal Muharram 20-08-2020 National
Merdeka Day 31-08-2020 National
Malaysia Day 16-09-2020 National
Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar 24-09-2020 Johor
Sabah Governor’s Birthday 03-10-2020 Sabah
Melaka Governor’s Birthday 09-10-2020 Melaka
Sarawak Governor’s Birthday 10-10-2020 Sarawak
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday 29-10-2020 National
Sultan of Perak’s Birthday 06-11-2020 Perak
Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Holiday from 11-11-2020
to 12-11-2020
Deepavali 14-11-2020 National except Sarawak
Deepavali Holiday 15-11-2020 Kelantan & Terengganu
Year-End School holidays from 20-11-2020
to 31-12-2020
Section Kumpulan A
Year-End School holidays from 21-11-2020
to 31-12-2020
Section Kumpulan B

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