Public Holidays in Sarawak in 2018

sarawak, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Sarawak, Malaysia in 2018

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
Sunday May 13 May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 17 May 17 Public Holiday Sarawak
Friday May 18 May 18 Public Holiday Sarawak
Tuesday May 29 May 29 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Friday June 01 Jun 1 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 02 Jun 2 Harvest Festival Sarawak 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
Sunday July 22 Jul 22 Sarawak Day
Monday July 23 Jul 23 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 13 Oct 13 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in October
Tuesday November 20 Nov 20 Maulidur Rasul
Tuesday 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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