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Public Holidays in Penang in 2019

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Wesak Day
Wesak Day

19 May 2019 This National holiday is in 61 days. Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achiev...

Nuzul Quran
Nuzul Quran

22 May 2019 This Regional holiday is in 64 days. Commemorates the day when the words of the Qur'an were first revealed to the Prophe...

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Hari Raya Aidilfitri

5 June 2019 This National holiday is in 78 days. Hari Raya Puasa is often mistaken to be the Muslim New Year but it is not

penang, Malaysia National and Regional Public holidays of Penang, Malaysia in 2019

DayDateHolidayComments
Tuesday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Monday January 21 Jan 21 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Tuesday February 05 Feb 5 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Wednesday February 06 Feb 6 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Kelantan
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
Sunday May 19 May 19 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Wednesday May 22 May 22 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Wednesday June 05 Jun 5 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday June 06 Jun 6 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Sunday June 16 Jun 16 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday July 07 Jul 7 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 13 Jul 13 State Public Holiday Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Sunday August 11 Aug 11 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Sunday September 01 Sep 1 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Monday September 09 Sep 9 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday. Second Saturday in September
Monday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Sunday October 27 Oct 27 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Saturday November 09 Nov 9 Maulidur Rasul
Wednesday 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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