2016 Malaysia National School Holiday


The Ministry of Education released the 2016 Malaysia School Holiday Calendar.  These should be pretty definitive, but please note that these dates can change.  This list plus the public holidays calendar should help you in your travel planning.  Also note that the International Schools in Penang or Kuala Lumpur do not follow the Malaysia School calendar.  You will have to find the calendar on your school’s website.

Four states in the country, specifically Kedah, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu start all these holidays one day early and end one day early.  These dates refer to when the rest of the states, like Penang, will have their school holidays.

Another thing to consider about these dates is that school holidays are when domestic tourists come from all over the country to the Penang and fill up the streets and malls.  The streets get clogged and the hotels get booked pretty quickly.

These dates will effect the public schools as well as some private institutions.

2016 Malaysia School Holiday Calendar

Start date End date
Term 1 holiday 13 Mar 20 Mar
Mid-year holiday 28 May 12 Jun
Term 2 holiday 10 Sep 18 Sep
End-year holiday 26 Nov