Malaysia Day in Malaysia in 2019

Malaysia Day in Malaysia in 2019
  How long until Malaysia Day?
This holiday next takes place in 62 days.
  Dates of Malaysia Day in Malaysia
2021Malaysia Thu, Sep 16National Holiday
2020Malaysia Wed, Sep 16National Holiday
2019Malaysia Mon, Sep 16National Holiday
2018Malaysia Sun, Sep 16National Holiday
2017Malaysia Sat, Sep 16National Holiday
  Summary
In 1963, the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, joined the Federation of Malaya

When is Malaysia Day?

This holiday is always celebrated on 16 September. It is also known as ' Hari Malaysia'

If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday in all states apart from Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.

History of Malaysia Day

It commemorates 16 September 1963, when the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, joined the Federation of Malaya to create the Malaysian Federation.

Singapore only remained in the federation for two years, leaving on 9 August 1965.

Originally this date was planned for 1 June 1963, but it was delayed twice; once to 31 August to make it coincide with an older national day, and then delayed again to allow referendums to take place in certain regions.

Malaysia Day has only been a national holiday since 2010. On announcing this holiday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the day would involve activities that would foster the Malaysia spirit and would be celebrated with formal events such as a parade to commemorate the historical moment. He added that it should remind the Malaysian people about their struggle in achieving independence.

On 31 August, Malaysians celebrate Independence Day (Merdeka Day), so it is unusual for a country to effectively have two independence day holidays.

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