Malaysia has a total of 66 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar is a state holiday in Malaysia
Chinese Lunar New Year's Day
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.
Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year
Sunday, January 26, 2020 Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday
Sunday, January 26, 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Day off for Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday
Monday, January 27, 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Federal Territory Day
Saturday, February 1, 2020 Federal Territory Day is a federal territory holiday in Malaysia
Thaipusam
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Thaipusam is a state holiday in Malaysia
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Maha Shivaratri
Friday, February 21, 2020 Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu holiday in Malaysia
Anniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Anniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu is a state holiday in Malaysia
Holi
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Holi is a spring festival of colors celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and others. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the upcoming season of spring. The festival can last up to sixteen days.
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Isra and Mi'raj
Sunday, March 22, 2020 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.
Birthday of the Sultan of Johor
Monday, March 23, 2020 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor is a state holiday in Malaysia
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Declaration of Malacca as Historical City
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Declaration of Malacca as Historical City is a state holiday in Malaysia
First Day of Ramadan
Friday, April 24, 2020 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
Sunday, April 26, 2020 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu is a state holiday in Malaysia
Labour Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wesak Day
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Wesak Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Pahang State Holiday
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Pahang State Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Nuzul Al-Quran
Sunday, May 10, 2020 Nuzul Al-Quran is a state holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Puasa
Sunday, May 24, 2020 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.
Hari Raya Puasa Day 2
Monday, May 25, 2020 Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Puasa
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 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.
Harvest Festival
Saturday, May 30, 2020 Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Second Day of Harvest Festival
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Second Day of Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Second Day of Harvest Festival observed
Monday, June 1, 2020 Second Day of Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Gawai Dayak
Monday, June 1, 2020 Gawai Dayak is a state holiday in Malaysia
Gawai Dayak Holiday
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Gawai Dayak Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday
Monday, June 8, 2020 The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
George Town World Heritage City Day
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 George Town World Heritage City Day is a state holiday in Malaysia
Penang Governor's Birthday
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Penang Governor's Birthday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Raja of Perlis
Friday, July 17, 2020 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis is a state holiday in Malaysia
Sarawak Independence Day
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Sarawak Independence Day is a state holiday in Malaysia
Day of Arafat
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Day of Arafat is a state holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Haji
Friday, July 31, 2020 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.
Hari Raya Haji (Day 2)
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Hari Raya Haji (Day 2) is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Haji holiday
Sunday, August 2, 2020 Hari Raya Haji holiday is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Raksha Bandhan
Monday, August 3, 2020 Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday in Malaysia
Janmashtami
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava (Bhadrapada), which is usually in August or September.
Muharram/New Year
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday, August 22, 2020 Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu holiday in Malaysia
Malaysia's National Day
Monday, August 31, 2020 Malaysia's National Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Malaysia Day
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Malaysia Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Governor of Sabah
Saturday, October 3, 2020 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Governor of Malacca
Friday, October 9, 2020 Birthday of the Governor of Malacca is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Navaratri
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Navaratri is a Hindu holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang
Saturday, October 24, 2020 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Dussehra
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Dussehra is a Hindu holiday in Malaysia
The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Birthday of the Sultan of Perak
Friday, November 6, 2020 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2) is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Diwali/Deepavali
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor
Friday, December 11, 2020 Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor is a common local holiday in Malaysia
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.