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