Whatever it is, we will still get 4 days of holiday this Raya 2023.
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Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced some good news during yesterday’s press conference. And that includes how many days we are going to get cuti for this Raya.
If you’re still confused with the logic, just remember, by hook or by crook, you’ll get 4 days of holiday.
We just have to wait for the announcement of the sighting of the moon tomorrow (20 April) that will be declared by The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal. It will be broadcasted the same night through radio and television.
So, here’s how it goes if your boss asks about the cuti. Make sure to discuss with your respective HRs about this or you’ll miss out.
For those in some states of Peninsular Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan:
If Raya is on Friday
Generally, if Raya falls on Friday (21 April), the following Monday (24 April) will be a public holiday.
Friday (21 April) will be a public holiday as it is the first day of Hari Raya. Then Saturday (22 April) will be another public holiday as it is the second day of Raya. As for Sunday (23 April), it will be a normal weekend holiday. Now Monday (24 April) is the extra public holiday that we get from our PM.
If Raya is on Saturday
If Hari Raya falls on Saturday (22 April), the extra holiday will be on Friday (21 April).
Saturday (22 April) will be a public holiday as it is the first day of Hari Raya. Then Sunday (23 April) will be another public holiday as it is the second day of Raya. Monday (24 April) will also be an off day as it is Sunday’s carry-forward public holiday. Hence, the extra public holiday that we get from our PM will be on Friday (21 April).
For those living in Kedah, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor, you’ll still get 4 days off too. If Raya is on Friday, it will be carried forward to Sunday. And Monday is the extra off day.
If raya is on Saturday, you’ll still get to start your holidays on Friday until Monday as Sunday is the second public holiday and Monday will also be the extra off day.
As for Sabah and Sarawak, each state government will announce the replacement holidays following its respective Holiday Ordinance.
For the record, the Sabah government has announced yesterday (18 April) that Friday (21 April) will be an additional public holiday there, in line with the Public Holiday Ordinance.
As for Sarawak, the government still hadn’t decided on this topic yet. Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said in a statement that they will announce the news as soon as they can when interviewed by a reporter last night.
So, what are you waiting for? Send this to your parents, bosses, and colleagues and let’s get packing!