National Holidays in Penang in 2023

Penang 2023

List of Holidays in Penang in 2023

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday New Year's Day Regional Holiday Most states
Monday New Year's Day (in lieu) Regional Holiday Most states
Sunday Chinese New Year National Holiday 1st day of 1st lunar month
Monday Chinese New Year Holiday National Holiday
Tuesday Chinese New Year Holiday Regional Holiday Except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sunday Thaipusam Regional Holiday Several states
Monday Thaipusam (in lieu) Regional Holiday Several states
Saturday Nuzul Al-Quran Day Regional Holiday All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Friday Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National Holiday Public holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Saturday Hari Raya Aidilfitri National Holiday End of Ramadan
Sunday Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Monday Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Regional Holiday Except KDH,KTN,TRG
Monday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Thursday Wesak Day National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong National Holiday 1st Monday in June
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Thursday Hari Raya Haji National Holiday Festival of Sacrifice
Friday George Town Heritage Day Regional Holiday Penang only
Saturday Birthday of the Governor Regional Holiday Penang
Wednesday Awal Muharram National Holiday Hijri New Year
Thursday National Day National Holiday Independence Day
Saturday Malaysia Day National Holiday Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Thursday Maulidur Rasul National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday Deepavali Regional Holiday The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Monday Deepavali Holiday Regional Holiday Except JHR, KHD, KTN, SRW, TRG
Monday Christmas Day National Holiday


  • When a holiday falls on a Sunday or Public Holiday, the following day will be observed as a holiday and if the said day is already a public holiday, then the following day shall be a holiday.
  • If a holiday falls on a Saturday, there WILL NOT be a replacement the following Monday.