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 Fri New Year's Day Regional Holiday Most states
Thursday Thu Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Regional Holiday Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday Sun Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Regional Holiday Kedah only
Sunday Sun Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Monday Mon Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Monday Mon Federal Territory Day Regional Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya
Monday Mon Chinese New Year National Holiday 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday Tue Chinese New Year Regional Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Friday Fri Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan Regional Holiday Terengganu
Wednesday Wed Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Regional Holiday Johor only
Friday Fri Good Friday Regional Holiday Sabah and Sarawak
Friday Fri Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Regional Holiday Malacca only
Tuesday Tue Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Regional Holiday Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Sunday Sun Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Monday Mon Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Thursday Thu Isra and Miraj Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan
Saturday Sat The Sultan of Pahang Hol Regional Holiday Pahang
Sunday Sun Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Sunday Sun Public Holiday Regional Holiday Johor only. To mark JDT's FA Cup victory
Tuesday Tue Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Regional Holiday Perlis only
Saturday Sat Wesak Day National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Monday Mon Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Tuesday Tue Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday Wed Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Thursday Thu Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Saturday Sat Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong National Holiday Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Monday Mon Beginning of Ramadan Regional Holiday Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Wednesday Wed Nuzul Al-Quran Day Regional Holiday All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Wednesday Wed Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday End of Ramadan
Thursday Thu Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday Fri Georgetown Heritage Day Regional Holiday Penang only
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Governor of Penang Regional Holiday Penang only
Sunday Sun Hari Raya Aidilfitri Government Holiday Public sector holiday if Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on 6 July
Friday Fri Sarawak Day Regional Holiday
Wednesday Wed National Day National Holiday Independence Day
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Regional Holiday Sarawak only
Monday Mon Hari Raya Haji National Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Tuesday Tue Hari Raya Haji Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Friday Fri Malaysia Day National Holiday Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Regional Holiday Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Sunday Sun Awal Muharram National Holiday Hijri New Year
Friday Fri Melaka Governor's Birthday Regional Holiday Melaka only
Monday Mon Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Regional Holiday Pahang only
Saturday Sat Deepavali Regional Holiday The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday Sun The Sultan of Johor Hol Regional Holiday Johor only
Friday Fri Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Regional Holiday Kelantan only
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Regional Holiday Kelantan only. Second day
Sunday Sun Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Regional Holiday Perak only
Sunday Sun Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Regional Holiday Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Monday Mon Maulidur Rasul National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday Sun Christmas Day National Holiday
Monday Mon 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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