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Holidays in Kedah in 2017

Kedah Upcoming Public Holidays in Kedah

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

28 January 2017 This National holiday is in 10 days. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Chinese New Year Holiday
Chinese New Year Holiday

29 January 2017 This Regional holiday is in 11 days. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Isra and Miraj
Isra and Miraj

24 April 2017 This Regional holiday is in 96 days. Isra and Mi'raj marks the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Jerusalem an...

Kedah, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Kedah, Malaysia in 2017

DayDateHolidayComments
Sunday January 15 Jan 15 Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Kedah only
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 Except Terengganu
Monday April 24 Apr 24 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
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
Saturday May 27 May 27 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Malacca only
Saturday June 03 Jun 3 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Sunday June 25 Jun 25 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Thursday September 21 Sep 21 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Wednesday October 18 Oct 18 Diwali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Friday December 01 Dec 1 Mawlid
Monday 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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