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Public Holidays in Sabah in 2018

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Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 15 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2019 This Regional holiday is in 22 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

5 February 2019 This National holiday is in 57 days. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

sabah, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Sabah, Malaysia in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Friday February 16 Feb 16 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Saturday February 17 Feb 17 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month. Except Kelantan, Terengganu
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Tuesday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Wednesday May 09 May 9 Public Holiday For voting in General Elections
Thursday May 10 May 10 Public Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election. Except Sarawak
Friday May 11 May 11 Public Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election. Except Sarawak
Sunday May 13 May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Tuesday May 29 May 29 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Wednesday May 30 May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday May 31 May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Friday June 15 Jun 15 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday June 17 Jun 17 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Friday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Sunday September 09 Sep 9 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday
Monday September 10 Sep 10 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Holiday Except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
Tuesday September 11 Sep 11 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Sunday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Monday September 17 Sep 17 Malaysia Day Holiday Except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
Saturday October 06 Oct 6 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Tuesday November 06 Nov 6 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Tuesday November 20 Nov 20 Maulidur Rasul
Tuesday December 25 Dec 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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