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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2016

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Thursday January 14 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday January 17 Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Kedah only
Sunday January 24 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Monday January 25 Thaipusam Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor
Monday February 01 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only.
Monday February 08 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday February 09 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Friday March 04 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Wednesday March 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Friday April 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Tuesday April 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Sunday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day
Monday May 02 Labour Day (observed)
Thursday May 05 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Saturday May 07 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday May 08 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Sunday May 15 Public Holiday Johor only. To mark JDT's FA Cup victory
Tuesday May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Saturday May 21 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Monday May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Tuesday May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday June 01 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Thursday June 02 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 04 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Monday June 06 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Wednesday June 22 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Wednesday July 06 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday July 07 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday July 08 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Moved to 8 July in 2016
Friday July 08 Public Holiday Except Johor, Kedah, Terengganu. Public sector holiday
Saturday July 09 State Public Holiday Penang only. Birthday of the Governor of Penang
Sunday July 10 Public Holiday Johor, Kedah, Terengganu. Public sector holiday
Friday July 22 Sarawak Day
Wednesday August 31 National Day Independence Day
Saturday September 10 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in September
Monday September 12 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Tuesday September 13 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Friday September 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Saturday October 01 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Sunday October 02 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Friday October 14 Malacca Governors Birthday Malacca only.
Monday October 24 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Saturday October 29 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday November 06 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Friday November 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Saturday November 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Second day. Always celebrated on 12 November
Sunday November 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Monday December 12 Maulidur Rasul
Tuesday December 13 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Moved to 13 December 2016
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday
Monday December 26 Christmas Day (observed)

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public 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.
  • 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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