Holidays in Penang in 2016

Penang Upcoming Public Holidays in Penang


29 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 2 days. Deepavali . Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impu...

Maulidur Rasul
Maulidur Rasul

12 December 2016 This National holiday is in 46 days. Celebrated by the Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third mont...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 59 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

penang, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Penang, Malaysia in 2016

Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Sunday January 24 Jan 24 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Monday January 25 Jan 25 Thaipusam Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Labour Day (observed)
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Saturday May 21 May 21 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Saturday June 04 Jun 4 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Wednesday June 22 Jun 22 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Moved to 8 July in 2016
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Public Holiday Except Johor, Kedah, Terengganu. Public sector holiday
Saturday July 09 Jul 9 State Public Holiday Penang only. Birthday of the Governor of Penang
Wednesday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Maulidur Rasul
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Christmas Day (observed)


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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