Holiday Guide for Malaysia in 2019

Malaysia 2019
Malaysia
2019

Malaysia information

Population: 31.41m
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Calling Code: (60)
Time Zone: +8 UTC
Currency: Malaysian ringgit
Language: Malaysian

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Malaysia List of National Holidays in Malaysia in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan

 Long Weekend! 
Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan

Negeri Sembilan: The Birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar, the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan is a public holiday on January 14th

Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah


Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah

Kedah: This regional public holiday in Kedah marks the ceremonial birthday of the Sultan. It is observed on the third Sunday in January.

Thaipusam

 Long Weekend! 
Thaipusam

Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, Selangor: Thaipusam is celebrated in honour of Lord Subramaniam, also known as Lord Murugan

Federal Territory Day

 Long Weekend! 
Federal Territory Day

Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only. Anniversary of the formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974

Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year

Malaysia: The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Chinese New Year Holiday


Chinese New Year Holiday

Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak: The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year

Perlis, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor: The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan

 Long Weekend! 
Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan

Terengganu: On 4 March 1999, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was installed as the 17th Sultan of Terengganu

Birthday of the Sultan of Johor


Birthday of the Sultan of Johor

Johor: Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015

Isra and Miraj


Isra and Miraj

Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis: Isra and Mi'raj marks the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent into heaven

Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

 Long Weekend! 
Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

Melaka: Malacca City was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2010

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Sabah, Sarawak: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu

 Long Weekend! 
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu

Terengganu: The current sultan, Mizan Zainal Abidin, is the 17th sultan

Labour Day


Labour Day

Malaysia: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Beginning of Ramadan

 Long Weekend! 
Beginning of Ramadan

Johor, Kedah, Melaka: Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is during this month that Muslims fast

The Sultan of Pahang Hol


The Sultan of Pahang Hol

Pahang: Holiday since 1974 to commemorate the death of the fourth Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Abu Bakar.

Wesak Day


Wesak Day

Malaysia: Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

Wesak Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Wesak Day (in lieu)

Sarawak: As Wesak Day falls on a Sunday in 2019, the following Monday will be a public holiday in Sarawak

Nuzul Al-Quran Day


Nuzul Al-Quran Day

Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Selangor, Terengganu: Nuzul Quran

Pesta Kaamatan


Pesta Kaamatan

Labuan, Sabah: Pesta Kaamatan is a harvest festival celebrated annually in the state of Sabah and territory of Labuan

Pesta Kaamatan

 Long Weekend! 
Pesta Kaamatan

Labuan, Sabah: Pesta Kaamatan is a harvest festival celebrated annually in the state of Sabah and territory of Labuan

Gawai Dayak


Gawai Dayak

Sarawak: Sarawak. Dayak Festival is a major harvest festival celebrated over two days

Gawai Dayak


Gawai Dayak

Sarawak: Sarawak. Dayak Festival is a major harvest festival celebrated over two days

Gawai Dayak

 Long Weekend! 
Gawai Dayak

Sarawak: Sarawak. Dayak Festival is a major harvest festival celebrated over two days

Hari Raya Aidilfitri


Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Malaysia: Marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday


Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday

Malaysia: Marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Georgetown Heritage Day


Georgetown Heritage Day

Penang: Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009

Birthday of the Governor of Penang


Birthday of the Governor of Penang

Penang: Penang. Birthday Of His Excellency the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang

Birthday of the Raja of Perlis


Birthday of the Raja of Perlis

Perlis: The Raja of Perlis , Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin was born in Arau, Perlis on May 17th 1943

Sarawak Day

 Long Weekend! 
Sarawak Day

Sarawak: On July 22nd 1963, the British granted Sarawak self-government on the condition that it joined Malaya, North Borneo and Singapore to form Malaysia

Installation of New King


Installation of New King

Malaysia: Tuesday July 30th has been declared a public holiday for the coronation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang


Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang

Pahang: This holiday has been moved by one day as it falls on the King's Coronation Day

Hari Raya Haji


Hari Raya Haji

Malaysia: This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

Hari Raya Haji Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Hari Raya Haji Holiday

Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Sarawak, Terengganu: This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

National Day


National Day

Malaysia: 31st August marks Malaysia's Independence Day. Also known as Merdeka Day

Awal Muharram


Awal Muharram

Malaysia: Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.

Awal Muharram (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Awal Muharram (in lieu)

Sarawak: As Awal Muharram falls on a Sunday in 2019, the following day will be a public holiday in Sarawak

Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong

 Long Weekend! 
Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong

Malaysia: This holiday celebrates the birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia

Malaysia Day

 Long Weekend! 
Malaysia Day

Malaysia: In 1963, the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, joined the Federation of Malaya

The Sultan of Johor Hol


The Sultan of Johor Hol

Johor: 6 Safar. Johor only. Marks the death of the previous state Sultan, Al-Mutawakkil Alallah

Birthday of the Governor of Sabah


Birthday of the Governor of Sabah

Sabah: Sabah only. This ceremonial date is observed on the first Saturday in October

Melaka Governor's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
Melaka Governor's Birthday

Melaka: The official birthday of the Governor of Melaka is observed on the second Friday in October.

Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak


Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak

Sarawak: The birthday of the Governor of Sarawak is a regional public holiday in Malaysia on the second Saturday in October.

Deepavali


Deepavali

Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Sabah, Selangor, Terengganu: Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

Birthday of the Sultan of Perak

 Long Weekend! 
Birthday of the Sultan of Perak

Perak: The first Friday of November is the Birthday of His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak

Public Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Public Holiday

Johor: Johor only. Special Public holiday to mark JDT's Malaysia Cup victory

Maulidur Rasul


Maulidur Rasul

Malaysia: Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar

Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan

 Long Weekend! 
Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan

Kelantan: The birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan is always celebrated on November 11th

Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Holiday


Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Holiday

Kelantan: Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 12 November

Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor


Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor

Selangor: Selangor only. Always celebrated on December 11th

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Malaysia: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

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.