Malaysia has a total of 59 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Day observed
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar
Saturday, January 14, 2023 Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar is a state holiday in Malaysia
Lunar New Year's Day
Sunday, January 22, 2023 Lunar New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.
Second Day of Lunar New Year
Monday, January 23, 2023 Second Day of Lunar New Year is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Lunar New Year Holiday
Monday, January 23, 2023 Lunar New Year Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Federal Territory Day
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Federal Territory Day is a federal territory holiday in Malaysia
Thaipusam
Sunday, February 5, 2023 Thaipusam is a state holiday in Malaysia
Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 February 14 is Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Feast. The day of love owes its origins to ancient Roman and European Christian traditions.
Isra and Mi'raj
Saturday, February 18, 2023 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.
Anniversary of the Coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu
Saturday, March 4, 2023 Anniversary of the Coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu is a state holiday in Malaysia
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
First Day of Ramadan
Thursday, March 23, 2023 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 Johor
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor is a state holiday in Malaysia
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Nuzul Al-Quran
Saturday, April 8, 2023 Nuzul Al-Quran is a state holiday in Malaysia
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Declaration of Malacca as Historical City
Saturday, April 15, 2023 Declaration of Malacca as Historical City is a state holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Puasa
Saturday, April 22, 2023 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
Sunday, April 23, 2023 Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu is a state holiday in Malaysia
Labour Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wesak Day
Thursday, May 4, 2023 Wesak Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Pahang State Holiday
Monday, May 22, 2023 Pahang State Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Harvest Festival
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Second Day of Harvest Festival
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Second Day of Harvest Festival is a state holiday in Malaysia
Gawai Dayak
Thursday, June 1, 2023 Gawai Dayak is a state holiday in Malaysia
Gawai Dayak Holiday
Friday, June 2, 2023 Gawai Dayak Holiday is a state holiday in Malaysia
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday
Monday, June 5, 2023 The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Sultan of Kedah's Birthday
Sunday, June 18, 2023 Sultan of Kedah's Birthday is a state holiday in Malaysia
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Day of Arafat
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Day of Arafat is a state holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Haji
Thursday, June 29, 2023 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 holiday
Thursday, June 29, 2023 Hari Raya Haji holiday is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Hari Raya Haji (Day 2)
Friday, June 30, 2023 Hari Raya Haji (Day 2) is a state holiday in Malaysia
George Town World Heritage City Day
Friday, July 7, 2023 George Town World Heritage City Day is a state holiday in Malaysia
Penang Governor's Birthday
Saturday, July 8, 2023 Penang Governor's Birthday is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Raja of Perlis
Monday, July 17, 2023 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis is a state holiday in Malaysia
Muharram/New Year
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Sarawak Independence Day
Saturday, July 22, 2023 Sarawak Independence Day is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang
Sunday, July 30, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang observed
Monday, July 31, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang is a state holiday in Malaysia
Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Governor of Malacca
Thursday, August 24, 2023 Birthday of the Governor of Malacca is a state holiday in Malaysia
Malaysia's National Day
Thursday, August 31, 2023 Malaysia's National Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
Malaysia Day
Saturday, September 16, 2023 Malaysia Day is a federal public holiday in Malaysia
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Thursday, September 28, 2023 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Birthday of the Governor of Sabah
Saturday, October 7, 2023 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak
Saturday, October 14, 2023 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Perak
Friday, November 3, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan
Saturday, November 11, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan is a state holiday in Malaysia
Diwali/Deepavali
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2) is a state holiday in Malaysia
Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor
Monday, December 11, 2023 Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor is a state holiday in Malaysia
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2023 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2023 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.