All About Malaysia Public Holidays You Need To Know
Malaysia Public Holiday 2018
Malaysia Public Holiday 2019
Malaysia Public Holiday 2020
The Agong’s role rotates among Malaysia’s nine Sultans of state. they will select a new Agong every 5 years through an election process by the council. This is an extra public holiday for 2019 in Malaysia’s existing annual public holiday list.
Negeri Sembilan is unique from the other states in Malaysia. While the other states have a hereditary monarch whom they refer to as a “Sultan”, Negeri Sembilan’s version of that is a Yang Di-Pertuan Besar(YDPB). Only Negeri Sembilan celebrates the YDPB’s birthday as the official public holiday.
The Hari Raya Puasa holiday spans over a two-day period. many Muslims usually take up to one week’s leave to return home to their extended families. Main highways in Malaysia are severely congested in the days leading up to the celebration.
Awal Ramadan is acknowledged as a national Malaysia public holiday in Malaysia. Awal Ramadan is considered the most sacred of all months for Muslims, besides the month of Ramadan, that is. Muharram, taken from the root word haram which Means to “sinful” in English.
Nuzul Al-Quran happens in Ramadan, the holy month of the Muslim calendar. Its celebrations as the start of the Quran’s revelation to the Prophet Muhammad. Nuzul Al-Quran is a national holiday except in the states of Kedah, Melaka, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak.
New Year’s Day is a public holiday in Malaysia. The 1st day of the new calendar year begins 1 January annually. New Year’s Day in Malaysia is usually with a lot of celebration events.
Chinese New Year is also commonly referred to as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. Most locals simply refer to it as Chinese New Year. For those of Chinese descent in Malaysia, Chinese New Year is the most meaningful festival that occurs annually.
Vesak day, sometimes call as Wesak Day, is a day where Buddhists celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha – the three moments were the most significant times in Gautama Buddha’s life.
Thaipusam is a prominent Hindu religious ceremony in Malaysia. It happens annually on the full moon of the 10th month within Hindu calendar. Thaipusam holiday in Malaysia is only applicable in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Penang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Johor.
Good Friday in Malaysia is an official public holiday in East Malaysia. This means that Good Friday public holiday only applicable in Sabah and Sarawak. Christians around the world commemorate Good Friday (not just in Malaysia) before to Easter.
Labour Day is an official public holiday in Malaysia, affecting all states in Malaysia. Labour Day is a celebration for the social and economic contribution to the workforce. These achievements include establishing the 8-hours workday
Hari Raya Haji is a day when Muslims recall the “almost sacrifice” talked about in Islamic Scriptures. The “almost sacrifice” is when Ibrahim nearly sacrificed his son Ishmael on Mount Moriah near Mecca.
Federal Territory Day is only a recognised public holiday in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. All other states in Malaysia will operate as per usual. The public holiday is in commemoration of the day Kuala Lumpur came under federal control in 1974.