The Winter Solstice Festival 2015 is just over. Christmas is round the corner. The malls may be playing Christmas songs but already mandarin oranges are being sold in the supermarket. Schools will reopen on 3rd January 2016 for schools in Kedah, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu and 4th January 2016 for all other states in Malaysia.
Then just as the kids get used to school, you will be hit by a week long holiday for Chinese New Year and then kids are back in the holiday mood and you have to get them ready again. Or a more positive way of looking at it will be, kids can slowly adjust to the new school year with a break in between.
Next year, Chinese New Year public holidays falls on the first and second day of Chinese New Year which is the 8th and 9th February (Mon & Tue) in 2016.
Meanwhile, Chinese New Year School Holidays 2016 has been set as follows by the Kementrian Pendidikan Malaysia (Ministry of Education Malaysia) more details on this page. It is also stated that these dates need not be replaced.
7 (Sun), 10 (Wed) & 11 (Thur) February 2016 for Kedah, Johor Kelantan and Terengganu
10 (Wed), 11(Thur) & 12 (Fri) February 2016 for all other states in Malaysia
Therefore for Group A schools which comprise Kedah, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu, the Chinese New Year school holidays including public holidays and weekends is 5 Feb 2016 (Fri) - 13 February 2016 (Sat) 2016.
For Group B schools in all other states, the Chinese New Year school holidays including public holidays and weekends is from 6th Feb (Sat) to 14th Feb (Sun) 2016. Total number of days is 9 days.
There you have it, go and mark your calendars for the Chinese New Year School Holidays 2016 so you can go and book your accomodations and make your travel arrangements for balik kampung.