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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2018

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Sunday January 14 Jan 14 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Wednesday January 17 Jan 17 Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Kedah only
Wednesday January 31 Jan 31 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Thursday February 01 Feb 1 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only.
Friday February 16 Feb 16 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Saturday February 17 Feb 17 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Sunday March 04 Mar 4 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Friday March 23 Mar 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Friday April 13 Apr 13 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday April 15 Apr 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Thursday April 26 Apr 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Tuesday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Monday May 07 May 7 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday May 13 May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Wednesday May 16 May 16 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Thursday May 17 May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Tuesday May 29 May 29 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Wednesday May 30 May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday May 31 May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Friday June 01 Jun 1 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Friday June 01 Jun 1 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Saturday June 02 Jun 2 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Friday June 15 Jun 15 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday June 17 Jun 17 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Saturday July 07 Jul 7 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 14 Jul 14 State Public Holiday Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Sunday July 22 Jul 22 Sarawak Day
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Thursday August 23 Aug 23 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Friday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Saturday September 08 Sep 8 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday. Second Saturday in September
Sunday September 09 Sep 9 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in September
Tuesday September 11 Sep 11 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Sunday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Saturday October 06 Oct 6 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Saturday October 13 Oct 13 Malacca Governors Birthday Malacca only. 2nd Saturday in October
Wednesday October 24 Oct 24 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Tuesday November 06 Nov 6 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Wednesday November 07 Nov 7 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday November 11 Nov 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Monday November 12 Nov 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Second day. Always celebrated on 12 November
Tuesday November 20 Nov 20 Maulidur Rasul
Tuesday November 27 Nov 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Tuesday December 11 Dec 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Tuesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day 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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