Malaysia has a total of 62 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||January 1||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar
||Monday||January 14||Common local holiday|
||Monday||January 21||Common local holiday|
|Federal Territory Day
||Friday||February 1||Common local holiday|
|Chinese Lunar New Year's Day
Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.
|Tuesday||February 5||National holiday|
|Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year
||Wednesday||February 6||National holiday|
|Anniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu
||Monday||March 4||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of the Sultan of Johor
||Saturday||March 23||Common local holiday|
|Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
|Wednesday||April 3||Common local holiday|
|Declaration of Malacca as Historical City
||Monday||April 15||Common local holiday|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||April 19||Common local holiday|
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
|Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
||Saturday||April 27||Common local holiday|
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Wednesday||May 1||National holiday|
Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
|Monday||May 6||Common local holiday|
|Pahang State Holiday
||Tuesday||May 7||Common local holiday|
||Sunday||May 19||National holiday|
|Wesak Day observed
||Monday||May 20||National holiday|
||Wednesday||May 22||Common local holiday|
||Thursday||May 30||Common local holiday|
|Harvest Festival Day 2
||Friday||May 31||Common local holiday|
||Saturday||June 1||Common local holiday|
|Gawai Dayak Holiday
||Sunday||June 2||Common local holiday|
|Gawai Dayak Holiday observed
||Monday||June 3||Common local holiday|
|Hari Raya Puasa
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
|Wednesday||June 5||National holiday|
|Hari Raya Puasa Day 2
||Thursday||June 6||National holiday|
|George Town World Heritage City Day
||Sunday||July 7||Local holiday|
|Penang Governor's Birthday
||Saturday||July 13||Local holiday|
|Birthday of the Raja of Perlis
||Wednesday||July 17||Local holiday|
|Sarawak Independence Day
||Monday||July 22||Common local holiday|
|Hari Raya Haji
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
|Sunday||August 11||National holiday|
|Hari Raya Haji (Day 2)
||Monday||August 12||Common local holiday|
|Malaysia's National Day
||Saturday||August 31||National holiday|
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
|Sunday||September 1||National holiday|
|The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday
||Monday||September 9||National holiday|
||Monday||September 16||National holiday|
|Birthday of the Governor of Sabah
||Saturday||October 5||Common local holiday|
|Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day
||Saturday||October 5||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of the Governor of Malacca
||Friday||October 11||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak
||Saturday||October 12||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang
||Thursday||October 24||Common local holiday|
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
|Monday||October 28||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of the Sultan of Perak
||Friday||November 1||Common local holiday|
|The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
|Saturday||November 9||National holiday|
|Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan
||Monday||November 11||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)
||Tuesday||November 12||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor
||Wednesday||December 11||Common local holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Wednesday||December 25||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.