Public Holidays in Malaysia

New Year's Day
1 January
1 January
Chinese New Year
28 January
16 February
Labour Day
1 May
1 May
Wesak Day
10 May
29 May
King's Birthday
3 June
2 June
Hari Raya Puasa
25 June
15 June
National Day
31 August
31 August
Hari Raya Haji
1 September
22 August
Malaysia Day
16 September
16 September
Awal Muharram
21 September
11 September
Prophet's Birthday
1 December
20 November
Christmas Day
25 December
25 December
Public holidays in Malaysia are observed differently in each individual state. For example, some states observe Good Friday, a Christian holiday, and others will celebrate the birthdays of noteworthy regional historical figures. Expats should check with their provincial government for an official list of public holidays in their area.

*Public holidays in Malaysia that fall on a Sunday are observed the following Monday.

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