New Year's Day in Malaysia in 2020

New Year's Day in Malaysia in 2020
  How long until New Year's Day?
This holiday next takes place in 47 days.
  Dates of New Year's Day in Malaysia
2021 Jan 1
Kuala LumpurFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
LabuanFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MelakaFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PahangFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PenangFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PerakFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PutrajayaFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SabahFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SarawakFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SelangorFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2020 Jan 1
Kuala LumpurWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
LabuanWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MelakaWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PahangWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PenangWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PerakWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PutrajayaWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SabahWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SarawakWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SelangorWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2019 Jan 1
Kuala LumpurTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
LabuanTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MelakaTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PahangTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PenangTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PerakTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PutrajayaTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SabahTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SarawakTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SelangorTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2018 Jan 1
Kuala LumpurMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
LabuanMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MelakaMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PahangMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PenangMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PerakMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PutrajayaMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SabahMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SarawakMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SelangorMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2017 Jan 1, Jan 2
SarawakMon, Jan 2Regional Holiday (in lieu)
Kuala LumpurSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
LabuanSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MelakaSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Negeri SembilanSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PahangSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PenangSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PerakSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PutrajayaSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SabahSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SarawakSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SelangorSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
  Summary
New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel
  New Year's Day in other countries
New Year's Day internationally
  Which regions observe New Year's Day in 2020?
Kuala Lumpur  Kuala LumpurJan 1Regional Holiday
Labuan  LabuanJan 1Regional Holiday
Melaka  MelakaJan 1Regional Holiday
Negeri Sembilan  Negeri SembilanJan 1Regional Holiday
Pahang  PahangJan 1Regional Holiday
Penang  PenangJan 1Regional Holiday
Perak  PerakJan 1Regional Holiday
Putrajaya  PutrajayaJan 1Regional Holiday
Sabah  SabahJan 1Regional Holiday
Sarawak  SarawakJan 1Regional Holiday
Selangor  SelangorJan 1Regional Holiday
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New Year's Day in Malaysia

International New Year's Day is a public holiday in Malaysia in all states except for Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu.

When is New Year's Day?

New Year's Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, and falls exactly one week after the Christmas Day of the previous year.

New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. This makes it the world's most widely observed public holiday.

Some countries may also have January 2nd as an additional New Year holiday.

Countries who still use the Julian Calendar observe New Year's Day on January 14th.

Who is working on January 1st?

It is traditionally celebrated with firework displays across the globe at 00:00 in the local time zones.

History of New Year's Day

New Year's Day was originally observed on March 15th in the old Roman Calendar. When January and February were added during one of the many attempts to clean up the calendar, they were actually added to the end of the year.

The start of the year was fixed at January 1st in 153 BCE, by two Roman consuls. The month was named Janus after the name of the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one facing forward and one looking back, a fitting name for the month at the start of the year.

During the Middle Ages, a number of different Christian feast dates were used to mark the New Year, though calendars often continued to display the months in columns running from January to December in the Roman fashion.

It wasn't until 1582 when the Roman Catholic Church officially adopted January 1st as the New Year.

Most countries in Western Europe had officially adopted January 1st as New Year's Day even before they adopted the Gregorian calendar.

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