Top events in Malaysia

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...

February
10

Chinese residents of Malaysia celebrate the New Year with riotous parades, lion dances, fireworks, the exchanging of gifts and delicious festival...

March
30

The Penang World Music festival is back! The extensive international line-up will entertain music enthusiasts at the Penang Botanic Gardens....

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
01
Federal Territory Day
Start date:
1 February 2016

Regional observation only (Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, and Labuan).

February
08
Chinese New Year
Start date:
8 February 2016

If Lunar New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the following working day is a public holiday. Nationwide except for two states.

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
14
Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
14 May 2016
June
04
King's Birthday
Start date:
4 June 2016
July
07
Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
31
Merdeka Day (National Day)
Start date:
31 August 2016
September
13
Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
29
Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
29 October 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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