Holidays in Sabah in 2013

sabah, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Sabah, Malaysia in 2013

Tuesday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Thursday January 24 Jan 24 Mawlid
Sunday February 10 Feb 10 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Monday February 11 Feb 11 Chinese New Year 2nd day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday February 12 Feb 12 Chinese New Year In lieu for 1st day falling on a Sunday. Except Kelantan, Terengganu
Wednesday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Sunday May 12 May 12 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday.
Friday May 24 May 24 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Thursday May 30 May 30 Harvest Festival Kaamatan. Sabah and Labuan only
Friday May 31 May 31 Harvest Festival Kaamatan. Sabah and Labuan only
Saturday June 01 Jun 1 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Thursday August 08 Aug 8 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Friday August 09 Aug 9 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Saturday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Monday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Tuesday October 15 Oct 15 Hari Raya Haji
Sunday November 03 Nov 3 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Labuan, Sarawak
Monday November 04 Nov 4 Deepavali (observed) Dewali. Except Labuan, Sarawak
Tuesday November 05 Nov 5 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Wednesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Holiday Internationally observed Christian holiday


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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