National Holidays in Malaysia in 2017

Malaysia 2017
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Malaysia List of Holidays in Malaysia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday Sun New Year's Day Regional Holiday Most states
Monday Mon New Year's Day (in lieu) Regional Holiday Public Holiday as New Years Day falls on a Sunday
Thursday Thu Public Holiday Regional Holiday To mourn the death of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Regional Holiday Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday Sun Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Regional Holiday Kedah only.
Saturday Sat Chinese New Year National Holiday 1st day of 1st lunar month
Sunday Sun Chinese New Year Holiday National Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month
Wednesday Wed Federal Territory Day Regional Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya
Thursday Thu Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Sunday Sun Public Holiday Regional Holiday Kelantan only
Saturday Sat Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan Regional Holiday Terengganu
Thursday Thu Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Regional Holiday Johor only
Friday Fri Good Friday Regional Holiday Sabah and Sarawak
Saturday Sat Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Regional Holiday Malacca only
Monday Mon Isra and Miraj Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan
Monday Mon Installation of New King National Holiday
Wednesday Wed Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Regional Holiday Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Monday Mon Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Sunday Sun The Sultan of Pahang Hol Regional Holiday Pahang
Wednesday Wed Wesak Day National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Sunday Sun Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Wednesday Wed Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Regional Holiday Perlis only
Saturday Sat Beginning of Ramadan Regional Holiday Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Tuesday Tue Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday Wed Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday Thu Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Friday Fri Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Monday Mon Nuzul Al-Quran Day Regional Holiday All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Sunday Sun Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday Sun Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday End of Ramadan
Monday Mon 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
Saturday Sat Sarawak Day Regional Holiday
Thursday Thu National Day National Holiday Independence Day
Friday Fri Hari Raya Haji National Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday Sat Hari Raya Haji Regional Holiday Perlis, Terengganu only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Monday Mon Malaysia Public Holiday National Holiday To mark Malaysia's achievements in the Sea Games
Saturday Sat Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong National Holiday Kings Birthday
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Regional Holiday Sarawak only
Saturday Sat Malaysia Day National Holiday Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Friday Fri Awal Muharram National Holiday Hijri New Year
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Regional Holiday Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Friday Fri Melaka Governor's Birthday Regional Holiday Melaka only
Wednesday Wed Deepavali Regional Holiday The festival of lights. Except Labuan, Sarawak
Tuesday Tue Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Regional Holiday Pahang only
Thursday Thu The Sultan of Johor Hol Regional Holiday Johor only
Sunday Sun Public Holiday Regional Holiday Johor only. To mark JDT's Malaysia Cup victory
Saturday Sat Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Regional Holiday Kelantan only
Monday Mon Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Regional Holiday Perak only
Friday Fri Maulidur Rasul National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Monday Mon Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Regional Holiday Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Monday Mon 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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