Malaysia has a total of 48 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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Holiday Weekday Date Type
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
Thaipusam
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
Valentine's Day
Thursday February 14 Observance
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
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19 Common local holiday
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 Observance
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
Saturday April 27 Common local holiday
Labour Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1 National holiday
Ramadan begins
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
Wesak Day
Sunday May 19 National holiday
Wesak Day observed
Monday May 20 National holiday
Nuzul Al-Quran
Wednesday May 22 Common local holiday
Harvest Festival
Thursday May 30 Common local holiday
Harvest Festival Day 2
Friday May 31 Common local holiday
Gawai Dayak
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
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/New Year
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
Malaysia Day
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/Deepavali
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
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance