National Holidays in Malaysia in 2023


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List of Holidays in Malaysia in 2023

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday New Year's Day Regional Holiday Most states
Monday New Year's Day (in lieu) Regional Holiday Most states
Saturday Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Regional Holiday Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday Chinese New Year National Holiday 1st day of 1st lunar month
Monday Chinese New Year Holiday National Holiday
Tuesday Chinese New Year Holiday Regional Holiday Except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Wednesday Federal Territory Day Regional Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya
Sunday Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Monday Thaipusam (in lieu) Regional Holiday Several states
Saturday Isra and Miraj Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan
Saturday Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan Regional Holiday Terengganu
Thursday Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Regional Holiday Johor only
Thursday Beginning of Ramadan Regional Holiday Johor, Kedah, Malacca
Friday Good Friday Regional Holiday Sabah and Sarawak
Saturday Nuzul Al-Quran Day Regional Holiday All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Saturday Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Regional Holiday Malacca
Saturday Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday End of Ramadan
Sunday Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Wednesday Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Regional Holiday Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Monday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Thursday Wesak Day National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Wednesday Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Regional Holiday Perlis only
Monday The Sultan of Pahang Hol Regional Holiday Pahang
Tuesday Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Friday Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Monday Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong National Holiday 1st Monday in June
Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Regional Holiday Kedah only
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Wednesday Arafat (Haj) Day Regional Holiday Kelantan, Terengganu
Thursday Hari Raya Haji National Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Friday Hari Raya Haji Holiday Regional Holiday Some states
Friday George Town Heritage Day Regional Holiday Penang only
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Penang Regional Holiday Penang
Wednesday Awal Muharram National Holiday Hijri New Year
Saturday Sarawak Day Regional Holiday
Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Regional Holiday Pahang only
Wednesday The Sultan of Johor Hol Regional Holiday Johor only
Thursday Melaka Governor's Birthday Regional Holiday Melaka
Thursday National Day National Holiday Independence Day
Saturday Malaysia Day National Holiday Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Thursday Maulidur Rasul National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Regional Holiday Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Regional Holiday Sarawak only
Friday Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Regional Holiday Perak
Saturday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Regional Holiday Kelantan only
Sunday Deepavali Regional Holiday The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Holiday Regional Holiday Kelantan only. Second day
Monday Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Regional Holiday Selangor
Sunday Christmas Eve Regional Holiday Sabah
Monday Christmas Day National Holiday
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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.

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