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Plan Your 2017 Holidays Ahead of Time

As 2017 is nearing, you might want to plan your holidays and days off for next year. And looking at next year’s calendar, there’s a way you can get extended holidays without seriously denting on your annual holiday allowance.

To all wanderlusters, we’ve put together the list of national public holidays for 2017. Make sure you keep a close watch on the highlighted dates and pin them down for a perfect getaway you’ve always dreamed of.

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In 2017, we have a total of 13 public holidays with 6 official long weekends.

13 National Public Holidays

  1. Chinese New Year – January 28 (Saturday) & Chinese New Year 2nd Day – January 29 (Sunday)
  2. Labour Day – May 1 (Monday)
  3. Vesak Day – May 10 (Wednesday)
  4. Yang Dipertuan Agong’s Birthday – June 3 (Saturday)
  5. Hari Raya Puasa – June 25 (Sunday)*
  6. Hari Raya Puasa 2nd Day – June 26 (Monday)*
  7. National Day – August 31 (Thursday)
  8. Hari Raya Haji – September 1 (Friday)*
  9. Malaysia Day – September 16 (Saturday)
  10. Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) – September 21 (Thursday)
  11. Deepavali – October 19 (Thursday)*
  12. Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Maulidur Rasul) – December 1 (Friday)
  13. Christmas – December 25 (Monday)

But there are 3 public holidays falling on the mid-week

  1. Vesak Day – May 10 (Wednesday)
  2. Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) – September 21 (Thursday)
  3. Deepavali – October 19 (Thursday)*

So, to increase your long weekends from 6 to 9, apply leave on these days!

  1. 2 Day Leave on May 11 (Thursday) & May 12(Friday) : Long weekend from May 10 – 14 (Wednesday to Sunday)
  2. 1 Day Leave on Sep 22 (Friday) : Long weekend from Sep 21 – Sep 24 (Thursday to Sunday)
  3. 1 Day Leave on Oct 20 (Friday)   : Long weekend from Oct 19 – Oct 22 (Thursday to Sunday)*

Now, you will have 9 long weekends to fulfill your heart’s craving for more travel trips! Start putting this cheat sheet to good use so that you’ll have a few long weekends in 2017.