Malaysia Public Holiday 

Malaysia public holiday the guide for exploring Malaysia tourism vacations. Public holidays in Malaysia have two types which is National and state stages. National holidays are usually practical by most government agencies and private organizations. Public holiday in the state are usually practical by certain states in Malaysia or while it is relevant to the state itself. In addition, government agencies are closed every Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, government agencies are closed every Friday and Saturday.

National Day Celebrations Courtesy Tourism Malaysia Office Kuala Lumpur

As to make it easier for you to check out the Malaysia Public Holiday in Malaysia below is the list of public holidays for 2013 and the 2014 public holidays list that has just been updated to reflect the official dates released by the Malaysia Government.

Malaysia Public holiday are officially given by Malaysia’s government to it citizens.  Normally Public Holidays are given as to celebrate of historic event, festivals in Malaysia such as a significant religious event or commemoration, or the birthdays of Kings, Sultans, or governors.

Malaysia Public Holiday such as to celebrate Malaysia Day and National Independence Day are of historical events, while Hari Raya and Christmas are religious significance.

Malaysia Public Holiday in Malaysia is among the highest numbers of non-working days in the world and Malaysia rank seven in the top ten countries after Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and India. There are fourteen Malaysia Public holiday celebrated for national days, few for states and even for one state.

If a Malaysia Public Holiday fall on a weekday Monday to Friday, that day becomes a non-working day then employees or students are usually no need go to work or school; though lots of people in retail and other sectors still work since many shopping malls and many service still operate. This applies to all states except Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, where the weekday starts on Sunday rather than Monday.

If a Malaysia public holiday fall on a Saturday, therefore people who normally work on that day are entitled to a day off. If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, then a replacement is given the next day, on Monday. In this way, the number of days off each year because of public holidays remains basically the same, with no reduction in days-off because of public holidays falling on existing off-days.

Beginning in 2010 Malaysia Day has been added to Malaysia Public Holiday calendar, which is celebrated annually on 16th September. Malaysia Day celebrates the establishment of the Malaysian federation, which took place on 16th September 1963.

Full List of 2013 Public Holiday

JANUARY                  

1 January, Tuesday:  New Year - All states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu;

14 January, Monday:  Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan's Birthday - Only Negeri Sembilan;

15 January, Tuesday:  Sultan of Kedah's Birthday – Only Kedah;

24 January, Thursday:  Prophet Muhammad's Birthday - National

27 January, Sunday: Thaipusam - Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor.

FEBRUARY

1 February, Friday:  Federal Territory Day - Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya

10 February, Sunday: Chinese New Year - National

11 February, Monday:  Chinese New Year 2nd Day - National

12 February, Tuesday:  Chinese New Year Replacement Holiday - All states except Kelantan and Terengganu

MARCH

4 March, Monday:  Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu - Trengganu

29 March, Friday:  Easter - Good Friday - Sabah & Sarawak

APRIL

15 April, Monday:  Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City - Melaka

19 April, Friday:  Sultan of Perak's Birthday – Perak

MAY

1 May, Wednesday:  Labour Day - National

7 May, Tuesday:  Hari Hol Pahang - Pahang

17 May, Friday:  Raja Perlis' Birthday - Perlis

24 May, Friday:  Wesak Day - National

30 May, Thursday:  Harvest Festival - Sabah & Labuan

31 May, Friday:  Harvest Festival 2nd Day - Sabah & Labuan

JUNE

1 June, Saturday:  Agong's Birthday - National

1 June, Saturday:  Hari Gawai - Sarawak

2 June, Sunday: Hari Gawai 2nd Day - Sarawak

3 June, Monday:  Replacement Holiday - Sarawak

4 June, Tuesday:  Replacement Holiday - Sarawak

5 June, Wednesday: Israk & Mikraj - Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis

JULY

7 July, Sunday:  Georgetown World Heritage City Day - Penang

10 July, Wednesday:  Awal Ramadan - Johor, Kedah & Melaka

13 July, Saturday:  Penang Governor's Birthday - Penang

20 July, Saturday:  Sultan of Terengganu's Birthday - Terengganu

26 July, Friday:  Nuzul Al-Quran - Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor & Terengganu

AUGUST

8 August, Thursday:  Hari Raya Aidilfitri - National

9 August, Friday:  Hari Raya Aidilfitri - 2nd Day   National

31 August, Saturday:  National Day / Merdeka Day - National

SEPTEMBER

14 September, Saturday:  Sarawak Governor's Birthday - Sarawak

16 September, Monday:  Malaysia Day - National

OCTOBER

5 October, Saturday:  Sabah Governor's Birthday - Sabah

13 October, Sunday:  Melaka Governor's Birthday - Melaka

15 October, Tuesday:  Hari Raya Haji - National

16 October, Wednesday:  Hari Raya Haji 2nd Day - Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu Only

24 October, Thursday:  Sultan of Pahang's Birthday - Pahang

NOVEMBER

2 November*, Saturday:  Deepavali - National except Sarawak

5 November, Tuesday:  Awal Muharram - National

12 November, Tuesday:  Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday - Kelantan

22 November, Friday:  Sultan of Johor's Birthday - Johor

DECEMBER

11 December, Wednesday:  Sultan of Selangor's Birthday - Selangor

20 December, Friday:  Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Johor - Johor

25 December, Wednesday:  Christmas – National

Dates sourced from kabinet.gov.my

Full List of 2014 Malaysia Public Holiday

This list of Malaysian holidays for 2014 has now been updated to reflect the final official list released by the government.

JANUARY

1 January, Wednesday: New Year - All states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu

14 January, Tuesday:  Prophet Muhammad's Birthday - National

14 January, Tuesday:  Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan's Birthday -Negeri Sembilan

15 January,  Wednesday:  Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan's Birthday Replacement Holiday - Negeri Sembilan

17 January,  Friday:  Thaipusam - Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor

19 January,  Sunday:  Sultan of Kedah's Birthday - Kedah

31 January,  Friday:  Chinese New Year - National

FEBRUARY

1 February, Saturday:  Chinese New Year 2nd Day - National

1 February, Saturday:  Federal Territory Day - Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya

3 February, Monday:  Federal Territory Day Replacement Holiday - Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya

MARCH                          

4 March, Tuesday: Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu -Terengganu

APRIL

15 April, Tuesday: Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City - Melaka

18 April, Friday: Easter Good Friday - Sabah & Sarawak

19 April, Saturday:  Sultan of Perak's Birthday - Perak

26 April, Saturday:  Sultan of Terengganu's Birthday - Terengganu

27 April, Sunday: Sultan of Terengganu's Birthday Replacement Holiday - Terengganu

MAY                 

1 May, Thursday:  Labour Day - National

7 May, Wednesday: Hari Hol Pahang - Pahang

13 May, Tuesday:  Wesak Day - National

17 May, Saturday: Raja Perlis' Birthday - Perlis

27 May, Tuesday:  Israk & Mikraj - Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis

30 May, Friday: Harvest Festival -Sabah & Labuan

31 May, Saturday: Harvest Festival 2nd Day - Sabah & Labuan

JUNE                

1 June, Sunday: Hari Gawai - Sarawak

2 June, Monday:  Hari Gawai 2nd Day - Sarawak

3 June, Tuesday: Hari Gawai Replacement Day - Sarawak

7 June, Saturday:  Agong's Birthday - National

29 June*, Sunday: Awal Ramadan - Johor, Kedah & Melaka

JULY                 

7 July, Monday: Georgetown World Heritage City Day - Penang

12 July, Saturday:  Penang Governor's Birthday - Penang

15 July, Tuesday: Nuzul Al-Quran - Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Putrajaya Selangor & Terengganu

28 July*, Monday: Hari Raya Aidilfitri - National

29 July*, Tuesday: Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2nd Day - National

AUGUST                   

31 August, Sunday:  National Day / Merdeka Day - National

SEPTEMBER                       

1 September, Monday:  National Day / Merdeka Day Replacement Holiday -National

13 September, Saturday:  Sarawak Governor's Birthday - Sarawak

16 September, Tuesday: Malaysia Day - National

OCTOBER                  

4 October, Saturday:  Sabah Governor's Birthday - Sabah

5 October*, Sunday:  Hari Raya Haji - National

6 October*, Monday: Hari Raya Haji 2nd Day / Replacement - National

10 October, Friday: Melaka Governor's Birthday - Melaka

23 October*, Thursday:  Deepavali - National except Sarawak

24 October, Friday:  Sultan of Pahang's Birthday - Pahang

25 October, Saturday:  Awal Muharram - National

NOVEMBER

11 November, Tuesday:  Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday - Kelantan

12 November, Wednesday: Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday 2nd Day - Kelantan

22 November, Saturday: Sultan of Johor's Birthday - Johor

29 November, Saturday:  Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Johor - Johor

DECEMBER

11 December, Thursday:  ultan of Selangor's Birthday - Selangor

25 December, Thursday:  Christmas – National

*To be confirmed. Subject to change.

Dates sourced from kabinet.gov.my

Disclaimer:

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the dates published, dates of holidays do change from time to time.

Tourist Attractions in Malaysia therefore encourage you to cross-check your vacations dates with other public holidays and school holidays sources before making flight/hotel/travel plans.

Tourist Attractions in Malaysia website shall not be liable for any inaccuracy in the information provided.

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