National Holidays in Malaysia in 2016

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Malaysia List of Holidays in Malaysia in 2016

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
Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Regional Holiday Kedah only
Sunday Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Monday Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Monday Federal Territory Day Regional Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya
Monday Chinese New Year National Holiday 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday Chinese New Year Regional Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Friday Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan Regional Holiday Terengganu
Wednesday Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Regional Holiday Johor only
Friday Good Friday Regional Holiday Sabah and Sarawak
Friday Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Regional Holiday Malacca
Tuesday Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Regional Holiday Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Sunday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Monday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Thursday Isra and Miraj Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan
Saturday The Sultan of Pahang Hol Regional Holiday Pahang
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Sunday Public Holiday Regional Holiday Johor only. To mark JDT's FA Cup victory
Tuesday Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Regional Holiday Perlis only
Saturday Wesak Day National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Monday Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Tuesday Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Thursday Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Saturday Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong National Holiday King's Birthday
Monday Beginning of Ramadan Regional Holiday Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Wednesday Nuzul Al-Quran Day Regional Holiday All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Wednesday Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday End of Ramadan
Thursday Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday George Town Heritage Day Regional Holiday Penang only
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Penang Regional Holiday Penang only
Sunday Hari Raya Aidilfitri Government Holiday Public sector holiday if Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on 6 July
Friday Sarawak Day Regional Holiday
Wednesday National Day National Holiday Independence Day
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Regional Holiday Sarawak only
Monday Hari Raya Haji National Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Tuesday Hari Raya Haji Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Friday 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
Sunday Awal Muharram National Holiday Hijri New Year
Friday Melaka Governor's Birthday Regional Holiday Melaka
Monday Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Regional Holiday Pahang only
Saturday Deepavali Regional Holiday The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday The Sultan of Johor Hol Regional Holiday Johor only
Friday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Regional Holiday Kelantan only
Saturday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Holiday Regional Holiday Kelantan only. Second day
Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Regional Holiday Perak
Sunday Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Regional Holiday Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Monday Maulidur Rasul National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday Christmas Day National Holiday
Monday Christmas Day (in lieu) 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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