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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2015

Malaysia Upcoming Holidays in Malaysia

Georgetown Heritage Day
Georgetown Heritage Day

7 July 2015 This Regional holiday is in 2 days. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Hari Raya Aidilfitri

17 July 2015 This National holiday is in 12 days. Hari Raya Puasa is often mistaken to be the Muslim New Year but it is not

Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
Hari Raya Puasa Holiday

18 July 2015 This National holiday is in 13 days. Hari Raya Puasa is often mistaken to be the Muslim New Year but it is not

Malaysia National public holidays of Malaysia in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Saturday January 03 Jan 3 Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Mawlid
Wednesday January 14 Jan 14 Sultan of Negeri Sembilan's Birthday Negeri Sembilan only. Always celebrated on 14 January
Sunday January 18 Jan 18 Sultan of Kedahs Birthday Kedah only.
Monday February 02 Feb 2 Federal Territory Day (observed) Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only. Anniversary of the formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974
Tuesday February 03 Feb 3 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Thursday February 19 Feb 19 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Friday February 20 Feb 20 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month. All states except Kelantan, Terengganu
Wednesday March 04 Mar 4 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Sunday March 22 Mar 22 Public Holiday Kelantan. Allow voting in the Chempaka by-election
Monday March 23 Mar 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Monday March 23 Mar 23 Coronation of the Sultan Johor only
Friday April 03 Apr 3 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Wednesday April 15 Apr 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Sunday April 26 Apr 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Friday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Sunday May 03 May 3 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Monday May 04 May 4 Wesak Day (in lieu) Public holiday in Sarawak as Wesak Day is on Sunday
Tuesday May 05 May 5 Public Holiday Pahang. Allow voting in the Rompin by-election
Wednesday May 06 May 6 Public Holiday Perak. Mark the enthronement of Sultan Nazrin Shah
Thursday May 07 May 7 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Thursday May 07 May 7 Public Holiday Penang. Allow voting in the Permatang Pauh by-election
Sunday May 10 May 10 Mothers Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Saturday May 16 May 16 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday May 17 May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Sunday May 24 May 24 Public Holiday Kelantan only. Allow supporters to travel to FA Cup
Saturday May 30 May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Sunday May 31 May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Monday June 01 Jun 1 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Tuesday June 02 Jun 2 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 06 Jun 6 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Monday June 08 Jun 8 Public Holiday Sabah only. Day of mourning for victims of earhquake
Thursday June 18 Jun 18 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Malacca only
Saturday July 04 Jul 4 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Tuesday July 07 Jul 7 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 11 Jul 11 Birthday of the Governor of Penang Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Friday July 17 Jul 17 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Saturday July 18 Jul 18 Hari Raya Puasa Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Monday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Saturday September 12 Sep 12 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only
Wednesday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Thursday September 24 Sep 24 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Friday September 25 Sep 25 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kelantan, Terengganu only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday October 03 Oct 3 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Friday October 09 Oct 9 Malacca Governors Birthday Malacca only.
Wednesday October 14 Oct 14 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Saturday October 24 Oct 24 Birthday of The Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Tuesday November 10 Nov 10 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Labuan, Sarawak
Wednesday November 11 Nov 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Thursday November 12 Nov 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Wednesday November 18 Nov 18 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Friday November 27 Nov 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Friday December 11 Dec 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Thursday December 24 Dec 24 Mawlid Prophet Muhammad' s Birthday
Friday 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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