Public Holidays in Malaysia 2018

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Mon : New Year's Day

  • New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel
  • Regions: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor


Sun : Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan

Wed : Thaipusam

  • Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
  • Regions: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor


Thu : Federal Territory Day

Fri : Chinese New Year

Sat : Chinese New Year Holiday

  • The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals
  • Regions: Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor


Sun : Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu

Fri : Birthday of the Sultan of Johor

Fri : Good Friday

Sat : Isra and Miraj

  • Isra and Mi'raj marks the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascent into heaven
  • Regions: Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis


Sun : Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

Thu : Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu

Tue : Labour Day

Mon : The Sultan of Pahang Hol

Wed : Public Holiday

Thu : Public Holiday

  • The government has declared Thursday and Friday as additional public holidays in conjunction with the 14th General Election.
  • Regions: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Selangor, Terengganu


Fri : Public Holiday

  • The government has declared Thursday and Friday as additional public holidays in conjunction with the 14th General Election.
  • Regions: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Selangor


Sun : Public Holiday

  • An additional public holiday for the General Election in states where Friday and Saturday are the weekend.
  • Regions: Kedah, Kelantan, Johor, Terengganu


Thu : Beginning of Ramadan

Thu : Birthday of the Raja of Perlis

Thu : Public Holiday

Fri : Public Holiday

Tue : Wesak Day

Wed : Harvest Festival

Thu : Harvest Festival

Fri : Harvest Festival

Sat : Nuzul Quran

  • Commemorates the day when the words of the Qur'an were first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad
  • Regions: Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Selangor, Terengganu


Sat : Harvest Festival

Fri : Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Sat : Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday

Sat : Georgetown Heritage Day

Sat : State Public Holiday

Sun : Sarawak Day

  • On 22 July 1963, the British granted Sarawak self-government on the condition that it joined Malaya, North Borneo and Singapore to form Malaysia
  • Regions: Sarawak


Mon : Public Holiday

Wed : Hari Raya Haji

  • This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God


Thu : Hari Raya Haji Holiday

Fri : National Day

Sun : Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong

Sun : Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak

Mon : Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Holiday

  • As King's Birthday falls on a Sunday in 2018, Monday will be a public holiday in all states except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
  • Regions: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor


Tue : Awal Muharram

Sun : Malaysia Day

  • In 1963, the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, joined the Federation of Malaya


Mon : Malaysia Day Holiday

  • As Malaysia Day falls on a Sunday in 2018, Monday will be a public holiday in all states except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
  • Regions: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor


Sat : Birthday of the Governor of Sabah

Fri : Melaka Governors Birthday

Mon : The Sultan of Johor Hol

Wed : Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang

Fri : Birthday of the Sultan of Perak

Tue : Deepavali

  • Deepavali . Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness
  • Regions: Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Sabah, Selangor, Terengganu


Sun : Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan

Mon : Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan

Tue : Maulidur Rasul

Tue : Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor

Tue : Christmas Day

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