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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2017

Malaysia Upcoming Holidays in Malaysia

Maulidur Rasul
Maulidur Rasul

12 December 2016 This National holiday is in 4 days. Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of...

Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor
Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor

13 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 5 days. Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 17 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Saturday January 14 Jan 14 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Thursday January 19 Jan 19 Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Kedah only. Always celebrated on 19 January
Saturday January 28 Jan 28 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Sunday January 29 Jan 29 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month
Wednesday February 01 Feb 1 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only. Anniversary of the formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974
Friday February 10 Feb 10 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Saturday March 04 Mar 4 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Thursday March 23 Mar 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Saturday April 15 Apr 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Monday April 24 Apr 24 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Wednesday April 26 Apr 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Sunday May 07 May 7 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Wednesday May 10 May 10 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Sunday May 14 May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Wednesday May 17 May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Saturday May 27 May 27 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Tuesday May 30 May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday May 31 May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday June 01 Jun 1 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Friday June 02 Jun 2 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 03 Jun 3 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Monday June 12 Jun 12 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Tuesday June 27 Jun 27 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday July 07 Jul 7 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 08 Jul 8 Birthday of the Governor of Penang Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Saturday July 22 Jul 22 Sarawak Day
Thursday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday September 02 Sep 2 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Perlis, Terengganu only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday September 09 Sep 9 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in September
Saturday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Friday September 22 Sep 22 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Saturday October 07 Oct 7 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Friday October 13 Oct 13 Malacca Governors Birthday Malacca only.
Thursday October 19 Oct 19 Diwali The festival of lights. Except Labuan, Sarawak
Tuesday October 24 Oct 24 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Saturday November 11 Nov 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Saturday November 18 Nov 18 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Monday November 27 Nov 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Friday December 01 Dec 1 Mawlid
Monday December 11 Dec 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Christmas Holiday Next working day after December 25

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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