National Holidays in Malaysia in 2018

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Malaysia List of Holidays in Malaysia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Monday New Year's Day Regional Holiday Most states
Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Regional Holiday Negeri Sembilan only
Wednesday Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Thursday Federal Territory Day Regional Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya
Friday Chinese New Year National Holiday 1st day of 1st lunar month
Saturday Chinese New Year Regional Holiday Except Kelantan, Terengganu
Sunday Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan Regional Holiday Terengganu
Friday Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Regional Holiday Johor only
Friday Good Friday Regional Holiday Sabah and Sarawak
Saturday Isra and Miraj Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan
Sunday Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Regional Holiday Malacca only
Thursday Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Regional Holiday Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Tuesday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Monday The Sultan of Pahang Hol Regional Holiday Pahang
Wednesday Malaysia General Election Holiday National Holiday For voting in General Elections
Thursday Malaysia General Election Holiday Regional Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election
Friday Malaysia General Election Holiday Regional Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday Beginning of Ramadan Regional Holiday Johor, Kedah, Melaka only
Thursday Public Holiday Regional Holiday Sarawak only
Friday Public Holiday Regional Holiday Sarawak only
Tuesday Wesak Day National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Wednesday Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday Pesta Kaamatan Regional Holiday Sabah and Labuan only
Friday Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Saturday Nuzul Al-Quran Day Regional Holiday All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Saturday Gawai Dayak Regional Holiday Sarawak
Friday Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday End of Ramadan
Saturday Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Saturday Georgetown Heritage Day Regional Holiday Penang only
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Penang Regional Holiday Penang only
Tuesday Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Regional Holiday Perlis only
Sunday Sarawak Day Regional Holiday
Wednesday Eidul Adha National Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Friday National Day National Holiday Independence Day
Sunday Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong National Holiday Kings Birthday
Tuesday Awal Muharram National Holiday Hijri New Year
Sunday Malaysia Day National Holiday Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Saturday Hari Raya Haji Regional Holiday Kedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Regional Holiday Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Friday Melaka Governor's Birthday Regional Holiday Melaka
Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Regional Holiday Sarawak only
Monday The Sultan of Johor Hol Regional Holiday Johor only
Monday Occasional Holiday Regional Holiday For installation of Sultan
Wednesday Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Regional Holiday Pahang only
Monday Public Holiday Regional Holiday Perak only. To mark the Malaysia Cup victory
Friday Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Regional Holiday Perak
Tuesday Deepavali Regional Holiday The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Regional Holiday Kelantan only
Monday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Holiday Regional Holiday Kelantan only. Second day
Tuesday Maulidur Rasul National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday Public Holiday Government Holiday Kelantan only. For anti-ICERD rally
Tuesday Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Regional Holiday Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Tuesday 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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