2016 will be a good year to travel! Why? According to the list of of public holidays for 2016 released by the Cabinet Division of the Prime Minister’s Department, there will be eight long weekends in 2016, and by taking a day off, you can enjoy an extra one weekend which in total give you up to 31 days of holidays in 2016!

Photo source: holidayoffersinspain.com

Nine (9) Long Weekends in 2016

The nine long weekends in 2016 will occur on Chinese New Year, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji, Awal Muharram, Deepavali,  Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday and Christmas Day, as follow:

Public Holidays Date Total of Days
Chinese New Year February 6 – 9 4
Labour Day May 30 – June 2 4
Hari Raya Puasa July 6 -10
(take a day off on July 8)
Hari Raya Haji September 10 – 12 3
Malaysia Day September 16 – 18 3
Awal Muharram October 1 – 3 3
Deepavali October 29 – 31 3
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday December 10 – 12 3
Christmas Day December 24 – 26 3

Below is the official list of public holidays in 2016 for the Federal and the States released by the Cabinet Division of the Prime Minister’s Department. Click on the images to enlarge for a clearer view.



Read also:
16 Must-See Destinations in 2016 by National Geographic Traveller (UK);
Have Vacation, Live Longer: 8 Reasons to Take a Vacation Now;
10 Must-Have Beauty Products for Travel

Cover photo source: maxisholidays