Holidays in Kedah in 2017

Kedah Upcoming Public Holidays in Kedah

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 12 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

16 February 2018 This National holiday is in 65 days. Chinese New Year 2018 is the year of the brown earth dog

Chinese New Year Holiday
Chinese New Year Holiday

17 February 2018 This Regional holiday is in 66 days. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Kedah, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Kedah, Malaysia in 2017

Sunday January 15 Jan 15 Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Kedah only
Saturday January 28 Jan 28 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Sunday January 29 Jan 29 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Monday April 24 Apr 24 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Monday April 24 Apr 24 Installation of New King The Sultan of Kelatan will officially be installed as the 15th Yang-di-Pertuan Agong
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Wednesday May 10 May 10 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Sunday May 14 May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Saturday May 27 May 27 Awal Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Malacca only
Sunday June 18 Jun 18 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday June 25 Jun 25 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holidays for Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Monday September 04 Sep 4 Public Holiday To mark Malaysia's achievements in the Sea Games
Saturday September 09 Sep 9 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday. Second Saturday in September
Saturday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Friday September 22 Sep 22 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Wednesday October 18 Oct 18 Diwali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Friday December 01 Dec 1 Mawlid
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day 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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