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Plan Your H2: 2024 Public Holidays and School Holidays in Malaysia (July – December)

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Malaysian SMEs – It’s time to plan your calendar and initiatives for your business.

As we approach the second half of 2024, Malaysian business owners should turn your attention to strategic planning to make the most of the upcoming holidays. From July to December, the calendar is peppered with festive and significant days that present unique opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost your visibility, engage with customers, and drive sales. 

Additionally, as the organization’s leader, it’s crucial to manage leave applications wisely so that you find a balance between having sufficient resources to keep the business running smoothly and providing for your employees’ personal or emotional well-being. 

This article will guide you through the key public & school holidays in Malaysia for the latter half of the year, helping you to effectively schedule your operations, marketing campaigns, and promotional activities. By proactively planning around these dates, you can optimize your business strategies and ensure a successful H2 for your SME.

July 2024 Public Holidays – Month of Heritage Jubilees

DateDayPublic HolidayAffected States
7 JulSunGeorgetown World Heritage City DayPenang
7 JulSunAwal MuharramNational (All states)
8 JulMonAwal Muharram (Replacement Holiday)National except Johor,Kedah, Kelantan &Terengganu
9 JulTueGeorgetown World Heritage City HolidayPenang
13 JulSatPenang Governor’s BirthdayPenang
22 JulMonSarawak DaySarawak
30 JulTueSultan of Pahang’s BirthdayPahang

August 2024 Public Holidays – 67 Years of Independence

DateDayPublic HolidayAffected States
11 AugSunHari Hol Almarhum Sultan IskandarJohor
24 AugSatMelaka Governor’s BirthdayMelaka
31 AugSatMerdeka DayNational (All states)

September 2024 Public Holidays – Happy Birthday, Malaysia!

DateDayPublic HolidayAffected States
1 SepSunMerdeka Day HolidayKelantan & Terengganu
16 SepMonProphet Muhammad’s BirthdayNational (All states)
16 SepMonMalaysia DayNational (All states)
17 SepTueMalaysia Day (Replacement Holiday)National (All states)
29 SepSunSultan of Kelantan’s BirthdayKelantan
30 SepMonSultan of Kelantan’s Birthday (Replacement Holiday)Kelantan

October 2024 Public Holidays – Light Up Your Month

DateDayPublic HolidayAffected States
5 OctSatSabah Governor’s BirthdaySabah
12 OctSatSarawak Governor’s BirthdaySarawak
31 OctThuDeepavaliNational except Sarawak

November 2024 Public Holidays – All About Royalty

DateDayPublic HolidayAffected States
1 NovFriSultan of Perak’s BirthdayPerak

December 2024 Public Holidays – Let The Year-End Festivities Begin 

DateDayPublic HolidayAffected States
11 DecWedSultan of Selangor’s BirthdaySelangor
24 DecTueChristmas EveSabah
25 DecWedChristmas DayNational

Number of Working Days in Malaysia for 2024 (July – December)

In the second half of 2024, there are a total of 

  • 132 working days for 5 days work week
  • 145 working days for 5.5 days work week
  • 158 days work for 6 days work week
Calendar Month5 Days Week5.5 Days Week6 Days Week
1 – 31 July 2024232527
1 – 31 August 20242224.527
1 – 30 September 2024212325
1 – 31 October 2024232527
1 – 30 November 20242123.526
1 – 31 December 2024222426
Total Working Days for 2024132145158
Note: These numbers are based on Monday – Friday being the regular work week, Saturday being the half-day for 5.5 days work week, and Sunday being the default rest day. 

School Holidays in Malaysia for 2024 (July – December)

The Ministry of Education (MOE) dates are split into two groups of states based on the following criteria:

  •  Kumpulan A refers to states have Friday and Saturday as their weekend (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu)
  • Kumpulan B refers to states have Saturday and Sunday as their weekend (all other states and territories)

Kumpulan A

(Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu)

School HolidaysStartsEnds
First Day of School10 Mar 2024(Sun)
Term 1 Holidays24 May 2024(Fri)2 Jun 2024(Sun)
Term 2 Holidays13 Sep 2024(Fri)21 Sep 2024(Sat)
Term 3 Holidays20 Dec 2024(Fri)28 Dec 2024(Sat)
End of School Year Holidays17 Jan 2025(Fri)15 Feb 2025(Sat)

Kumpulan B

(Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perlis, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor)

School HolidaysStartsEnds
First Day of School11 Mar 2024(Mon)
Term 1 Holidays25 May 2024(Sat)2 Jun 2024(Sun)
Term 2 Holidays14 Sep 2024(Sat)22 Sep 2024(Sun)
Term 3 Holidays21 Dec 2024(Sat)29 Dec 2024(Sun)
End of School Year Holidays18 Jan 2025(Sat)16 Feb 2025(Sun)

Other School Holidays

School HolidaysStartsEndsAffected States
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holidays7 Apr 2024(Sun)11 Apr 2024(Thu)Kumpulan A
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holidays8 Apr 2024(Mon)12 Apr 2024(Fri)Kumpulan B
Deepavali Holidays30 Oct 2024(Wed)31 Oct 2024(Thu)Kumpulan A
Deepavali Holidays30 Oct 2024(Wed)1 Nov 2024(Fri)All States in Kumpulan Bexcept Sarawak
Deepavali Holidays31 Oct 2024(Thu)31 Oct 2024(Thu)Sarawak

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