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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Malaysia School Days and Holidays Calendar 2020



The Official "Takwim Persekolahan 2020" is out! Every year without fail, the  most anticipated and long awaited document as well as frequently asked question in our Facebook group is regarding school holidays. This year is no different.

When is the first day of school 2020?

When is the Chinese New Year holiday?

When is the school term holidays?


This is because parents plan way ahead for their vacation to save on costs. It is much cheaper to book flight tickets etc in advance.

Note that the School Calendar is normally released in two parts. Below is the first part.

Quick Summary of the School Days and Holidays Calendar 2020

First day of school for 2020 is 1st January 2020 (Wednesday) for Kumpulan A schools and 2nd January 2020 (Thursday) for Kumpulan B Schools.

Kids go back to school for 2 days and then  break for the weekend. That's nice because it gives them time to slowly get into or back into the routine of school.

Kumpulan A schools are schools which observe Friday and Saturday as the weekend. They are states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Kumpulan B schools
are schools in Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya

The term holidays are the same as before with a mid year break of 2 weeks in May/June 2020 and two shorter semester breaks  of approximately 1 week each in March 2020 and July 2020.

Below is the School Calendar 2020 from the Ministry of Education. You can download the "Takwim Persekolahan 2020" from here.


Here is the second part which is the Cuti Perayaan 2020 or Festive Holidays 2020. This is separate from the term holidays and are holidays during the major Festivals periods in Malaysia. You need to view both together for all the school holidays in Malaysia for 2020.

To answer the other frequently asked questions "When is the Chinese New Year Holidays?" which happens to be the first festive holiday, you can view the listing and summary below.

Summary of the first festive holiday in 2020 ie Chinese New Year school holidays

22 - 26 Jan 2020 (Kumpulan A) - Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu
23 - 27 Jan 2020 (Kumpulan B) - All other states including the Federal Territories




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