All About Malaysia Public Holidays You Need To Know

Public Holidays in Malaysia for 2018

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Public Holidays in Malaysia for 2020

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Malaysia YDP Agong Holiday

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.

Malaysia Yang Di-Pertuan Besar (YDPB) Holiday

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.

Malaysia Hari Raya Puasa 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. 

Malaysia Awal Ramadan Day Holiday

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. 

Malaysia Nuzul Al-Quran Holiday

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.

Malaysia New Year’s Day Holiday

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.

Malaysia Chinese New Year Holiday

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.

Malaysia Vesak Day Holiday

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.

Malaysia Thaipusam Day Holiday

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.

Malaysia Good Friday Holiday

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.

Malaysia Labour Day Holiday

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 Celebrations in Malaysia

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 in Malaysia

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.

National Day

Malaysia’s National Day public holiday falls on 31 August annually and it is a day to commemorate the day Malaysia gained its independence.

Awal Muharram

Awal Muharram is a national public holiday in Malaysia, marking the start of the new Islamic year for Muslims locally and around the world.

Malaysia Day

The Malaysia Day national public holiday falls on 16 September annually, celebrating the day the Malaysian Federation was founded.


A colourful and festive event, Deepavali is a national public holiday in Malaysia celebrated by the local Hindus and Hindus around the world.

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Celebrated as a national public holiday in Malaysia, Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday is observed during the Rabi’ al-awwal.

Election Day

Wouldn’t it be great if the people are allowed to choose their own leaders? Do you remember the night of the election where we sit in front of our television with our family anticipating which party has won and is given the power to govern Malaysia into a brighter future? Although going through a change in the parliament is quite a tedious process, we can all agree that the election day will be the highlight of the whole event.

Christmas Day

Malaysia participates in one of the most awaited holidays of the year—Christmas Day. In its own ways, its residents celebrate the joy and meaning of Christmas. Look into how they do so.

Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday

Kedah is a state located in the northern area of Malaysia’s west coast. It is also known as Kedah Darul Aman, which translates to “Kedah, Abode of Peace.” In this Malaysian state, there is a celebration that highlights its residents’ year, which is the Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday.

Sultan of Johor’s Birthday

Johor, which is in the southernmost point of mainland Asia, is the oldest constitutional monarchy in Malaysia. It adopted the system in 1895. Every 23rd of March, the Sultan of Johor’s Birthday is being celebrated, making the day a state general public holiday.

Israk and Mikraj

Israk and Mikraj is the event remembering the night that Allah took Mohammad from Mecca to Jerusalem before ascending to heaven. The celebration of Israk and Mikraj falls on the 27th day of the seventh month, Rajab, in the Islamic calendar.

Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday

The Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday is a public holiday in the Malaysian state on April 26 every year. It honours the Sultan for all his efforts in serving the city. The current Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was born on January 22, 29162. He is the 18th sultan of Terengganu whose lineage dates back to 1725. Mizan is the youngest ruler of Malaysian federal after getting appointed as the Sultan of Terengganu in May 1998. This was after his father, Sultan Mahmud, died.

Declaration of Melaka

In Malaysia, the declaration of Melaka as a historical city is being celebrated every April 15. The Malaysian state was recognized as such in 1989. Melaka, also referred to as Malacca, was established by Sumatran Prince Parameswara in the 14th century. He built the new kingdom after the fall of the Srivijaya Empire.