Malaysia School Holidays

Malaysia School Holidays 2023-2024

Malaysia School Holidays 2023-2024 issued by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school will be 19 / 20 March 2023 depending on the state.

Are you looking for information about Malaysia School Holidays for the year 2023 – 2024? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In Malaysia, the school year now runs from March to February, with breaks for major holidays and school holidays. These breaks give students a chance to relax and recharge after a period of intense study and allow families to spend quality time together.

For the academic year 2023-2024, it will start on 19 March 2023 for Group A states and 20 March 2023 for Group B states. The different start dates are due to the observance of the weekend in the various states.

The 2023-2024 school year has been postponed by one week to ensure SPM examinations would be carried out smoothly. It was originally scheduled to start 12 March or 13 March.

Malaysia School Holidays – Group A

Schools in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu

The school term for these starts will start 19 March 2023

Term 1 – Mid Term Holidays21 April 202329 April 20239
Term 1 – Holidays26 May 202303 June 20239
Term 2 – Holidays25 August 202302 September 20239
Term 3 – Holidays15 December 202301 January 202418
Term End Holidays09 February 202409 March 202430
Malaysia School Holidays

Malaysia School Holidays – Group B

Schools in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sabah, Sarawak, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Wilay Persekutuan Labuan, and Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya.

The school terms for these states will start on 20 March 2023.

Term 1 – Mid Term Holidays22 April 202330 April 20239
Term 1 – Holidays27 May 202304 June 20239
Term 2 – Holidays26 August 202303 September 20239
Term 3 – Holidays16 December 202301 January 202417
Term End Holidays10 February 202410 March 202430

Extra Malaysia School Holidays

The Ministry of Education also has extra holidays in conjunction with major festivals.

School HolidaysGroup A StatesGroup B States
Hari Raya Aidilfitri20 April 202320-21 April 2023
Hari Raya Qurban28 June 202328 June & 30 June 2023
Deepavali13 November 202314 November 2023
Except Sarawak

13 November 2023
Sarawak Only
Chinese New Year09 February 2024

Planning for your holiday?

The first Malaysia school holidays of the year will be in April and lasts for one week. There is another weeklong holiday at the end of May and end of August. The end of the year holidays are over two weeks, while the end of term holiday is one month long.

If you’re planning a trip or vacation during the Malaysia School Holidays, it’s important to keep in mind that many tourist destinations and travel related companies may be more crowded and expensive due to the increased demand. Visit our website to get travel inspirations. It’s a clever idea to book your travel arrangements well in advance, to get the best deals as prices tend to increase as they get closer to the travel date.

I hope this information helps you plan for the Malaysia school holidays for 2023 – 2024. Whether you’re looking for a fun family vacation or simply want to spend some quality time with your children, an all-inclusive holiday to Club Med or a cruise with Royal Caribbean or Resorts World sounds like a great idea for the entire family. It has something for everyone with inclusion of meals, activities, and entertainment, which helps travelers to budget for their vacation upfront.

Andy Thong
Andy Thong

Andy Thong is a certified Club Med Specialist and Contiki ambassador. He is a content creator and loves travel. His goal is to inspire you to fill your travel with culture, color, and creativity with spotlights on traditions, craft, cuisines, and festivals around the world.

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