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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Chinese New Year School Holidays 2017

Today is 3rd January 2017. It is the first or third day of school depending on which state you reside in Malaysia. However, it is not too soon to plan for your Chinese New Year holidays because it is only about slightly over 3 weeks away. Since the school will break for about a week, all races can plan for the holidays irrespective of whether you celebrate Chinese New Year or otherwise.

If you have not had enough of the holidays, this must certainly be good news for you. However, you may face a small challenge to persuade the reluctant little ones to return to school after the festive break!

Now for the Chinese New Year School Holidays 2017 dates:

The first two days of Chinese New Year 2017 falls on 28 January 2017 (Saturday) - 29 January 2017 (Sunday) this year.

The Festive Holidays 2017 or Cuti Perayaan 2017 as allocated by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia) are as follows:

For Group A - In addition to 28/1 and 29/1 , the following days will be off 30/1, 31/1, 1/2, 2/2
(Schools in Kedah, Johor, Kelantan & Terengganu)

For Group B - In addition to 28/1, 29/1 and 30/1 (replacement off day on Monday), the following days will be off 26/1, 27/1, 31/1
(Schools in Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya)

Source of Info: MOE, Malaysia (Surat Siaran Takwim Penggal Dan Cuti Persekolahan Tahun 2017)

Due to the different weekends, Group A schools should have something to cheer about because the festive holidays stretch over two weekends making the holidays 9 days in total.

Group A Schools
On the other hand, Group B schools will have a 6 day stretch unless you happen to be in Wilayah Persekutuan, Labuan or Putrajaya which will have an additional day off on 1st February 2017 for Federal Territory Day.

Group B Schools


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