National Holidays in Malaysia in 2021

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List of Holidays in Malaysia in 2021

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

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