Top events in Malaysia

January
24

The most important Hindu festival in Malaysia, celebrated mainly by Malaysian Hindus with Tamil origins. The celebrations are vividly colourful...

February
01

Public holiday marking the ceding of Kuala Lumpur to the federal government of Malaysia in 1974 by the surrounding state of Selangor. It's marked...

February
08

The Chinese New Year is welcomed by Chinese people everywhere, and KL is no exception. Centred on Chinatown, but celebrated across the city, this...

Malaysia Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on the weekend are observed the following day.

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Hari Raya Puasa itself. Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
28
Chinese New Year
Start date:
28 January 2017
February
01
Federal Territory Day
Start date:
1 February 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
10
Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
10 May 2017
June
03
King's Birthday
Start date:
3 June 2017
June
25
Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
August
31
Merdeka Day (National Day)
Start date:
31 August 2017
September
01
Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
22
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
22 September 2017
October
18
Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
18 October 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017