Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be cancelled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Date Name Type Details
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day State Holiday All except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Jan 14 Tuesday Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar State Holiday NSN
Jan 25 Saturday Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Federal Public Holiday
Jan 26 Sunday The second day of Chinese Lunar New Year Federal Public Holiday All except KTN, TRG
Jan 26 Sunday Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday State Holiday Kelantan, Terengganu
Jan 27 Monday Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday Federal Public Holiday All except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Jan 27 Monday Day off for Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday State Holiday Kelantan, Terengganu
Feb 1 Saturday Federal Territory Day Federal Territory Holiday KUL, LBN, PJY
Feb 8 Saturday Thaipusam State Holiday JHR, KUL, NSN, PJY, PNG, PRK, SGR
Feb 14 Friday Valentine’s Day Observance
Feb 21 Friday Maha Shivaratri Hindu Holiday
Mar 4 Wednesday Anniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu State Holiday Terengganu
Mar 10 Tuesday Holi Hindu Holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Mar 22 Sunday Isra and Mi’raj State Holiday KDH, NSN, PLS, TRG
Mar 23 Monday Birthday of the Sultan of Johor State Holiday Johor
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday State Holiday Sabah, Sarawak
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
Apr 15 Wednesday Declaration of Malacca as Historical City State Holiday Malacca
Apr 24 Friday First Day of Ramadan State Holiday JHR, KDH, MLK
Apr 26 Sunday Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu State Holiday Terengganu
May 1 Friday Labour Day Federal Public Holiday
May 7 Thursday Wesak Day Federal Public Holiday
May 7 Thursday Pahang State Holiday State Holiday Pahang
May 10 Sunday Nuzul Al-Quran State Holiday KTN, KUL, LBN, PNG, PJY, PLS, PNG, PRK, SGR, TRG
May 24 Sunday Hari Raya Puasa Federal Public Holiday
May 25 Monday Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 Federal Public Holiday
May 26 Tuesday Hari Raya Puasa Federal Public Holiday All except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
May 30 Saturday Harvest Festival State Holiday Labuan, Sabah
May 31 Sunday Second Day of Harvest Festival State Holiday Labuan, Sabah
Jun 1 Monday Second Day of Harvest Festival observed State Holiday Labuan, Sabah
Jun 1 Monday Gawai Dayak State Holiday Sarawak
Jun 2 Tuesday Gawai Dayak Holiday State Holiday Sarawak
Jun 8 Monday The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday Federal Public Holiday
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jul 7 Tuesday George Town World Heritage City Day State Holiday Penang
Jul 11 Saturday Penang Governor’s Birthday State Holiday Penang
Jul 17 Friday Birthday of the Raja of Perlis State Holiday Perlis
Jul 22 Wednesday Sarawak Independence Day State Holiday Sarawak
Jul 30 Thursday Day of Arafat State Holiday Terengganu
Jul 31 Friday Hari Raya Haji Federal Public Holiday
Aug 1 Saturday Hari Raya Haji (Day 2) Common local holiday KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Aug 2 Sunday Hari Raya Haji holiday Common local holiday JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Aug 3 Monday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
Aug 11 Tuesday Janmashtami Hindu Holiday
Aug 20 Thursday Muharram/New Year Federal Public Holiday
Aug 22 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Holiday
Aug 31 Monday Malaysia’s National Day Federal Public Holiday
Sep 16 Wednesday Malaysia Day Federal Public Holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Sep 24 Thursday Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day Common local holiday Johor
Oct 3 Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Common local holiday Sabah
Oct 9 Friday Birthday of the Governor of Malacca Common local holiday Malacca
Oct 10 Saturday Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Common local holiday Sarawak
Oct 17 Saturday Navaratri Hindu Holiday
Oct 24 Saturday Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Common local holiday Pahang
Oct 25 Sunday Dussehra Hindu Holiday
Oct 29 Thursday The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Federal Public Holiday
Nov 6 Friday Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Common local holiday Perak
Nov 11 Wednesday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Common local holiday Kelantan
Nov 12 Thursday Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2) Common local holiday Kelantan
Nov 14 Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Common local holiday All except SWK
Dec 11 Friday Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor Common local holiday Selangor
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day Federal Public Holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance

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