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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2019

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Monday January 14 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Monday January 21 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Friday February 01 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only.
Tuesday February 05 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Wednesday February 06 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Monday March 04 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Saturday March 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Wednesday April 03 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Monday April 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Friday April 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day
Sunday May 05 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Tuesday May 07 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday May 12 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Friday May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Sunday May 19 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Monday May 20 Wesak Day Holiday All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu
Tuesday May 21 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Thursday May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Friday May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Saturday June 01 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Sunday June 02 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Wednesday June 05 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday June 06 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday June 16 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday July 07 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 13 State Public Holiday Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Monday July 22 Sarawak Day
Monday August 12 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Tuesday August 13 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday August 31 National Day Independence Day
Sunday September 01 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Monday September 09 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday. Second Saturday in September
Saturday September 14 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in September
Monday September 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Saturday October 05 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Saturday October 12 Melaka Governor's Birthday Melaka only. 2nd Saturday in October
Thursday October 24 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Sunday October 27 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Wednesday November 06 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday November 10 Maulidur Rasul
Monday November 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Tuesday November 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Second day. Always celebrated on 12 November
Wednesday November 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Wednesday December 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Wednesday 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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