School Holidays in Malaysia in 2019


Are you or one of your family members attending one of The Best International Schools in Malaysia? Learn more about the school holidays in Malaysia during the year 2019.

Main School Holidays in Malaysia in 2019

In Malaysia, there are 2 main semester holiday and an additional mid-term break and year-end holiday.

  • Mid-year holidays: last for two weeks, from late May until mid-June,
  • Year-end holidays last for six weeks, from mid-November until early January, in between two school years.
  • Mid-term break 1: one week in March for the first semester
  • Mid-term break 2: a week in August or September (variable) for the second semester.

Other Holidays: Schools are closed on national and public holidays. Schools can also have a few special holidays without replacement (every day missed exceeding the special holiday allowance would be replaced by having classes on weekends.). For festivities such as Hari Raya Puasa, Chinese New Year and Deepavali, schools usually apply for additional holidays.

Would you like to know more about bank holidays in Malaysia? Have a look of our calendar below

Holidays in Malaysia in 2019

Date Holiday
5 Feb Chinese New Year
6 Feb Chinese New Year 2nd day
1 May Labour Day
6 Jun Hari Raya Puasa *
11 Aug Hari Raya Haji *
31 Aug National Day
1 Sep Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
9 Sep Hari Keputeraan Yang di-Pertuan Agong
16 Sep Malaysia Day
27 Oct Deepavali *
9 Nov Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
25 Dec Christmas