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May
11

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14

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June
01

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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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
31
Chinese New Year
Start date:
31 January 2014

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

February
01
Federal Territory Day
Start date:
1 February 2014

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

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
May
06
Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
6 May 2014
June
07
King's Birthday
Start date:
7 June 2014
July
28
Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
August
31
Merdeka Day (National Day)
Start date:
31 August 2014
October
04
Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
24
Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
24 October 2014
October
25
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
25 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

February
01
Federal Territory Day
Start date:
1 February 2015

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

February
19
Chinese New Year
Start date:
19 February 2015

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 2015
June
01
Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
1 June 2015
June
06
King's Birthday
Start date:
6 June 2015
July
18
Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
31
Merdeka Day (National Day)
Start date:
31 August 2015
September
23
Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
13
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
13 October 2015
November
11
Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
11 November 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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