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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2018

Malaysia Upcoming Holidays in Malaysia

Hari Raya Haji
Hari Raya Haji

22 August 2018 This National holiday is in 5 days. This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet A...

Hari Raya Haji Holiday
Hari Raya Haji Holiday

23 August 2018 This Regional holiday is in 6 days. Kelantan, Terengganu only. Second day of holidays for the Festival of Sacrifice

National Day
National Day

31 August 2018 This National holiday is in 14 days. 31st August marks Malaysias independence day. Also known as Merdeka Day

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Sunday January 14 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Wednesday January 31 Thaipusam Hindu festival
Thursday February 01 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only.
Friday February 16 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Saturday February 17 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month. Except Kelantan, Terengganu
Sunday March 04 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Friday March 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Saturday April 14 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday April 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Thursday April 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day
Monday May 07 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Wednesday May 09 Public Holiday For voting in General Elections
Thursday May 10 Public Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election. Except Sarawak
Friday May 11 Public Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election. Except Sarawak
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Sunday May 13 Public Holiday Kedah, Kelantan, Johor, Terengganu
Thursday May 17 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Thursday May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Thursday May 17 Public Holiday Sarawak
Friday May 18 Public Holiday Sarawak
Tuesday May 29 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Wednesday May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Friday June 01 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 02 Nuzul Quran Many regions
Saturday June 02 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Friday June 15 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Saturday June 16 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday June 17 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Saturday July 07 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 14 State Public Holiday Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Sunday July 22 Sarawak Day
Monday July 23 Public Holiday
Wednesday August 22 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Thursday August 23 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kelantan, Terengganu only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Friday August 31 National Day Independence Day
Sunday September 09 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday
Sunday September 09 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 9 September
Monday September 10 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Holiday Except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
Tuesday September 11 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Sunday September 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Monday September 17 Malaysia Day Holiday Except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
Saturday October 06 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Friday October 12 Melaka Governors Birthday Melaka only
Monday October 15 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Wednesday October 24 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Friday November 02 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only
Tuesday November 06 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday November 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Monday November 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Second day. Always celebrated on 12 November
Tuesday November 20 Maulidur Rasul
Tuesday December 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday

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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