Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2012

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2012

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Monday January 23 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday January 24 Chinese New Year 2nd day of 1st Lunar Month
Wednesday February 01 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only. Anniversary of the formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974
Sunday February 05 Mawlid
Monday February 06 Maulidur Rasul (in lieu) Except Kedah, Kelantan,Terengganu
Tuesday February 07 Thaipusam Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Wednesday April 11 Installation of New King The Sultan of Kedah will officially be installed as the 14th Yang-di-Pertuan Agong
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day
Saturday May 05 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Wednesday May 30 Harvest Festival Kaamatan. Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Saturday June 02 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Sunday August 19 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Monday August 20 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday August 31 National Day Aug-31
Sunday September 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Friday October 26 Hari Raya Haji
Tuesday November 13 Dewali. Except Labuan, Sarawak Dewali
Thursday November 15 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Tuesday December 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Thursday December 20 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Holiday Internationally observed Christian holiday


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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