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Malaysia Public Holiday (major)

11.07.2011 · Posted in Malaysia holidays, Others

I dont know about other country, but here in Malaysia, the Malaysian enjoy lots of public holiday. Average, at least one public holiday per month. Some public holiday only covers a specific state in Malaysia, but most of the public holidays covers Malaysia nationwide.

Malaysia official working day is from Monday ~ Friday. Saturday & Sunday will be weekends. Some states like Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah enjoy their weekends from Friday ~ Saturday, this special trend is to allow for respect of Fridays as the day for Jumu’ah prayers. Sunday is the official weekend in Malaysia nationwide, Saturday is the official weekend in Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah.

Public Holiday replacement – any public holidays that falls during the official weekend as stated above, will get additional public holiday on the next day. Let say the public holiday falls on Sunday, you’ll be enjoying an extension of that public holiday on Monday, but does not for Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah. But if the public holiday falls on Saturday, Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah will  enjoying an extension of that public holiday on Sunday. I like this! All Malaysia like this.

School Holidays – roughly the kids in Malaysia enjoy school holiday every quarter. The duration of the school holiday is from 1 to 2 weeks. The longest will the year end school holiday which is nearly 2 month long from middle of Nov until end of Dec, school will resume right after the New Year public holiday.

Malaysia major Public Holiday – here are list of Malaysia public holiday enjoy by the Malaysian, roughly a total of 45 public holiday but Malaysia Nationwide holiday is just 15, for Kuala Lumpur addtional two (Federal Territory and Thaipusam) and that will be 17

Malaysia Public Holiday, nationwide - note those mark with * have NO fixed date, it will differ a day or two.

  • New Year Evy
  • Chinese New Year
  • Chinese New Year (2nd Day)
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Maulidur Rasul)
  • Labour Day
  • Wesak Day
  • Agong’s Birthday
  • Hari Raya Puasa *
  • Hari Raya Puasa * (2nd Day)
  • Malaysia Independence Day
  • Malaysia Day
  • Hari Raya Haji *
  • Deepavali
  • Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
  • Christmas

List of  Malaysia Public Holiday by state

  • Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday Negeri Sembilan only
  • Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday Kedah only
  • Federal Territory Day Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya only
  • Thaipusam Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor only
  • Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only
  • Good Friday Sabah & Sarawak only
  • Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only
  • Sultan of Perak’s Birthday Perak only
  • Hari Hol Pahang Pahang only
  • Raja Perlis’ Birthday Perlis only
  • Harvest Festival Sabah & Labuan only
  • Harvest Festival Sabah & Labuan only
  • Hari Gawai Sarawak only
  • Hari Gawai Sarawak only
  • Israk & Mikraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis only
  • Georgetown World Heritage City Day Penang only
  • Penang Governor’s Birthday Penang only
  • Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday Terengganu only
  • Awal Ramadan * Johor, Kedah & Malacca only
  • Nuzul Al-Quran Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor & Terengganu only
  • Sarawak Governor’s Birthday Sarawak only
  • Sabah Governor’s Birthday Sabah only
  • Malacca Governor’s Birthday Malacca only
  • Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday Pahang only
  • Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Kelantan only
  • Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Kelantan only
  • Sultan of Johor’s Birthday Johor only
  • Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday Selangor only
  • Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Johor Johor only


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2 Responses to “Malaysia Public Holiday (major)”

  1. natang gadil wat kurang hajar masa ganu vs kedah..ad ke patut?manaf mamat nak g beuckp firdauf kene layang kad merah..babi sunguh pengadil hanjing hrtu..mu mari pantai timur..mmpus mu hanjing!!!mmg aku bakar mu babi!!!ke ganu boleh mu wat lebih kurang r?mu x kenal org lh babi!!!jaga mu menatang pengadil masa ganu vs kedoh hrtu..

  2. Stellar work there everyone. I’ll keep on reading.

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