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2015: Malaysia

Malaysia National and state public holidays of Malaysia in 2015

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Saturday January 03 Mawlid Prophet Muhammad' s Birthday
Wednesday January 14 Birthday of The Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only. Always celebrated on 14 January
Sunday January 18 Sultan of Kedahs Birthday Kedah only.
Monday February 02 Federal Territory Day (observed) Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only. Anniversary of formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974
Tuesday February 03 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Thursday February 19 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Friday February 20 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month. All states except Kelantan, Terengganu
Wednesday March 04 Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Wednesday April 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Sunday April 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Friday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day
Sunday May 03 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Thursday May 07 Hari Hol Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday May 10 Mothers Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Saturday May 16 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis only
Sunday May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Saturday May 30 Harvest Festival Kaamatan. Sabah and Labuan only
Sunday May 31 Harvest Festival Kaamatan. Sabah and Labuan only
Monday June 01 Harvest Festival Gawai. Sarawak only
Tuesday June 02 Harvest Festival Gawai. Sarawak only
Saturday June 06 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Thursday June 18 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Malacca only
Saturday July 04 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Tuesday July 07 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 11 Birthday of the Governor of Penang Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Friday July 17 Hari Raya Puasa Eid Al-Fitr
Saturday July 18 Hari Raya Puasa Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Monday August 31 National Day Merdeka Day
Saturday September 12 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only
Wednesday September 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Thursday September 24 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Friday September 25 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kelantan, Terengganu only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday October 03 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Friday October 09 Malacca Governors Birthday Malacca only.
Wednesday October 14 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Saturday October 24 Birthday of The Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Tuesday November 10 Diwali Dewali, the festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Wednesday November 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Thursday November 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Wednesday November 18 Hari Hol Sultan of Johor Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday November 22 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Always celebrated on 22 November
Friday November 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Friday December 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Thursday December 24 Mawlid Prophet Muhammad' s Birthday
Friday December 25 Christmas Holiday Internationally observed Christian holiday

Key

National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Other Years

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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