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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2014

Malaysia National public holidays of Malaysia in 2014

Day Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Tuesday January 14 Jan 14 Mawlid Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Tuesday January 14 Jan 14 Birthday of The Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only. Always celebrated on 14 January
Friday January 17 Jan 17 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Sunday January 19 Jan 19 Sultan of Kedahs Birthday Kedah only. Always celebrated on 19 January
Friday January 31 Jan 31 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Saturday February 01 Feb 1 Chinese New Year 2nd day of 1st lunar month
Monday February 03 Feb 3 Federal Territory Day (observed) Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only. Anniversary of the formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974
Tuesday March 04 Mar 4 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Tuesday April 15 Apr 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Friday April 18 Apr 18 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Saturday April 26 Apr 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Thursday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Wednesday May 07 May 7 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday May 11 May 11 Mothers Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Tuesday May 13 May 13 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Saturday May 17 May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Tuesday May 27 May 27 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Thursday May 29 May 29 Public Holiday Perak only. Mark the passing of the Sultan of Perak
Friday May 30 May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Saturday May 31 May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Sunday June 01 Jun 1 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Monday June 02 Jun 2 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 07 Jun 7 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Sunday June 29 Jun 29 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Monday July 07 Jul 7 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 12 Jul 12 Birthday of the Governor of Penang Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Tuesday July 15 Jul 15 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Monday July 28 Jul 28 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Tuesday July 29 Jul 29 Hari Raya Puasa Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Saturday September 13 Sep 13 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only
Tuesday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Thursday September 25 Sep 25 State Holiday Kelantan only. Allow voting in by-election
Saturday October 04 Oct 4 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Sunday October 05 Oct 5 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Monday October 06 Oct 6 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Holiday in lieu. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Friday October 10 Oct 10 Malacca Governors Birthday Malacca only.
Wednesday October 22 Oct 22 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Labuan, Sarawak
Friday October 24 Oct 24 Birthday of The Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Saturday October 25 Oct 25 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Sunday October 26 Oct 26 Awal Muharram (in lieu) Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu only.
Monday November 03 Nov 3 Public Holiday Pahang only. Marks football team winning the Malaysia Cup final
Tuesday November 11 Nov 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Wednesday November 12 Nov 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Saturday November 22 Nov 22 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Always celebrated on 22 November
Thursday November 27 Nov 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Saturday November 29 Nov 29 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Thursday December 11 Dec 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Thursday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Holiday Internationally observed Christian holiday

Key

National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • National holidays are normally observed by most governmental and private organizations.
  • State holidays are normally observed by certain states in Malaysia or when it is relevant to the state itself.
  • The main holy days of each major religion are public holidays, taking place on either the western calendar or religious ones.
  • In the states of Kedah, Kelantan, Johor and Terengganu, the weekend is Friday and Saturday. All other states observe a Saturday and Sunday weekend.

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