Malaysia has a total of 56 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar is a state holiday in Malaysia
Thaipusam
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Thaipusam is a state holiday in Malaysia
Federal Territory Day
Monday, February 1, 2021 Federal Territory Day is a federal territory holiday in Malaysia
Chinese Lunar New Year's Day
Friday, February 12, 2021 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
Saturday, February 13, 2021 Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday
Saturday, February 13, 2021 Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Anniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu
Thursday, March 4, 2021 Anniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu is a state holiday in Malaysia
Isra and Mi'raj
Thursday, March 11, 2021 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.
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Birthday of the Sultan of Johor
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor is a state holiday in Malaysia
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
First Day of Ramadan
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Declaration of Malacca as Historical City
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Declaration of Malacca as Historical City is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
Monday, April 26, 2021 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu is a state holiday in Malaysia
Nuzul Al-Quran
Thursday, April 29, 2021 Nuzul Al-Quran is a state holiday in Malaysia
Labour Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Hari Raya Puasa
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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
Friday, May 14, 2021 Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Pahang State Holiday
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Pahang State Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Wesak Day
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Wesak Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Harvest Festival
Sunday, May 30, 2021 Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Harvest Festival observed
Monday, May 31, 2021 Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Second Day of Harvest Festival
Monday, May 31, 2021 Second Day of Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Gawai Dayak
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Gawai Dayak is a state holiday in Malaysia
Gawai Dayak Holiday
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Gawai Dayak Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday
Monday, June 7, 2021 The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
George Town World Heritage City Day
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 George Town World Heritage City Day is a state holiday in Malaysia
Penang Governor's Birthday
Saturday, July 10, 2021 Penang Governor's Birthday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Raja of Perlis
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis is a state holiday in Malaysia
Day of Arafat
Monday, July 19, 2021 Day of Arafat is a state holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Haji
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 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)
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Hari Raya Haji (Day 2) is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Sarawak Independence Day
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Sarawak Independence Day is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang
Friday, July 30, 2021 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Muharram/New Year
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Malaysia's National Day
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Malaysia's National Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day
Monday, September 13, 2021 Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Malaysia Day
Thursday, September 16, 2021 Malaysia Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Birthday of the Governor of Sabah
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Governor of Malacca
Friday, October 8, 2021 Birthday of the Governor of Malacca is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak
Saturday, October 9, 2021 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak is a common local holiday in Malaysia
The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Diwali/Deepavali
Thursday, November 4, 2021 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Birthday of the Sultan of Perak
Friday, November 5, 2021 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)
Friday, November 12, 2021 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2) is a common local holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor
Saturday, December 11, 2021 Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor is a common local holiday in Malaysia
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.