Public Holidays in Sarawak in 2016

sarawak, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Sarawak, Malaysia in 2016

Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Labour Day (observed)
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Saturday May 21 May 21 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Wednesday June 01 Jun 1 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Thursday June 02 Jun 2 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 04 Jun 4 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Public Holiday Except Johor, Kedah, Terengganu. Public sector holiday
Friday July 22 Jul 22 Sarawak Day
Wednesday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Saturday September 10 Sep 10 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in September
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Maulidur Rasul
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Christmas Day (observed)


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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