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Malaysia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu Labour Day
* Wed State Public Holiday (PHG) Regional
Tue Wesak (Buddha Day)
* Sat State Public Holiday (PLS) Regional
* Tue Israk dan Mikraj (KDH NSN PLS) Regional
* Thu State Public Holiday (PRK) (Funeral of the Sultan of Perak) Regional
* Fri State Public Holiday (LBN SBH) Regional
* Sat State Public Holiday (LBN SBH) Regional
* Sun State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
* Mon State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
Sat Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong
* Thu State Public Holiday (Super League Championship Victory) (JHR) Regional
* Sun Awal Ramadan (JHR KDH MLK) Regional
* Mon George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day (PNG) Regional
* Sat State Public Holiday (PNG) Regional
* Tue Nuzul Quran (KTN KUL LBN PHG PJY PLS PNG PRK SGR TRG) Regional
* Sun Hari Raya Puasa Holiday (TRG) Regional
Mon Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Tue Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
Sun National Day (Hari Kebangsaan)
* Sat State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
Tue Malaysia Day
* Sat State Public Holiday (SBH) Regional
Sun Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
* Mon Hari Raya Qurban, Day 2 (KDH KTN PLS TRG) Regional
Mon Hari Raya Qurban (day in lieu) (except JHR KDH KTN TRG)
* Fri State Public Holiday (MLK) Regional
Wed Deepavali (Festival of Lights) (except SRW)
* Fri State Public Holiday (PHG) Regional
Sat Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
* Sun Awal Muharram (day in lieu) (JHR KDH KTN TRG) Regional
* Tue State Public Holiday (KTN) Regional
* Wed State Public Holiday (KTN) Regional
* Sat State Public Holiday (JHR) Regional
* Sat State Public Holiday (JHR) Regional
* Thu State Public Holiday (SGR) Regional
Thu Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

14 Aug 2014 Malaysia Mulls August 22 Public Holiday (Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia's Government Cabinet has announced that it had declared Friday, August 22, 2014, as a national day of mourning, and possibly also a one-off non-working public holiday, to coincide with the date when when the first bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are set to arrive in Malaysia.  11 Aug 2014 Malaysian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2015 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2015.  23 Jul 2014 Malaysian State Public Holiday July 27 (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Terengganu) The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Terengganu, Datuk Mazlan Ngah, has declared that Sunday, July 27, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Terengganu to link the upcoming Hari Raya (End of Ramadan) Malaysian non-working public holiday with the preceding Friday-Saturday state weekend.  25 Jun 2014 Malaysian State Public Holiday June 26 (Bernama News Agency-Johor Baru) The State Secretary of Malaysia's State of Johor, State Secretary Datuk Ismail Karim, after consultation with the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, has declared that Thursday, June 25, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia's State of Johor on account of the same day's JDT winning of the Super League football Championship.  28 May 2014 Malaysia Perak Public Holiday May 29 (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Kangsar) The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Perak, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir, has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, May 29, 2014, had been declared a State non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Perak.  24 May 2014 Malaysian 2016 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia-Jakim) Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2016 (corresponding to 1437-1438 AH).  13 Jan 2014 Malaysia Extends Thaipusam Public Holiday (Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) The chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Kedah, Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, has finally announced that he would honor its election promise of declaring Friday, January 17, 2014, as a non-working public holiday in the Malaysian State of Kedah on account of the upcoming Thaipusam celebration.  31 Dec 2013 Malaysian 2015 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia-Jakim) Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2015 (corresponding to 1436-1437 AH).  09 Dec 2013 Malaysia Rules-Out Further State Weekends Changes (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) The Sultan of Malaysia's State of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has announced that the State of Selangor would not also change the his State's weekend to Fridays and Saturdays.  07 Dec 2013 Malaysian 2014 Deepavali Public Holiday Moved (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) The Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia's Federal Government has announced a further change to the previously announced list of official non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  28 Nov 2013 Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) The Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia's Federal Government has announced that, beginning in 2014, the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya, would observe Nuzul Al-Quran as an annual non-working public holiday.  23 Nov 2013 Malaysia Changes State Weekends (Bernama News Agency-Johor Lama) The Sultan of Malaysia's State of Johor, Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has announced that, beginning on January 1st, 2014, the Malaysian State of Johor would revert to a Friday/Saturday weekend.  31 Oct 2013 Malaysian Calls For Deepavali Public Holiday Extension (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia's MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) has once again asked the Malaysian government to extend the duration of the Deepavali public holiday for 2 days.  15 Jul 2013 Malaysia Could Extend Thaipusam Public Holiday (Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) The State Religion, Indian and Siamese Community Affairs, Human Resources and Tourism Committee chairman of Malaysia's State of Kedah, Mohd Rawi Abd Hamid, has announced that, as promised, the declaration of a new state non-working public holiday for Thaipusam is to be discussed at the weekly meeting of the state executive council on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  13 Jul 2013 Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2014 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2014.  03 May 2012 Malaysian 2014 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia-Jakim) Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its Islamic calendar for 2014 (corresponding to 1435-1436 AH).  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Malaysia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Malaysia are regulated by Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951, and Sections 59 and 60-D of the Employment Act 1955.  Malaysia's States and Federal Territories: There are 13 states (11 in the Malaysian Peninsula and 2 on the Island of Borneo) and 3 Federal Territories (denoted by W.P.). Their abbreviations are: JHR: Johor, KDH: Kedah, KTN: Kelantan, KUL: Kuala Lumpur, LBN: Labuan, MLK: Melaka, NSN: Negeri Sembilan, PHG: Pahang, PNG: Pulau Pinang (Penang), PRK: Perak, PLS: Perlis, PJY: Putrajaya, SGR: Selangor, TRG: Terengganu, SBH: Sabah, SRW: Sarawak.  Week-end Public Holidays: When a public holiday falls on a weekly day of rest (Fridays or Sundays as the case may be), the following day will be substituted as a Public Holiday; and if such following day is also a Public Holiday, then the next day following shall also be a Public Holiday. Government offices work on a five-day week (8.30am - 5.30pm) while banks are also closed on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month (except Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu).  Weekends:: Saturday and Sunday in all Malaysian States except Johor*, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu (*beginning in 2014).  New Year's Day is not a holiday in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu.  Hari Raya Qurban is celebrated for a 2nd day in Kelantan & Terengganu.  Officially, Chinese New Year is not celebrated for for a 2nd day in Kelantan and Terengganu. However, for the last few years, the second day of the Chinese lunar new year has been declared a public holiday at the State level in Kelantan and Terengganu, making the second day of the Chinese lunar new year a de facto nationwide public holiday.  Merdeka The August 31 public holiday is often, erroneously, called, Hari Merdeka. But the day of independence only occurred once, on August 31, 1957. Its annual anniversariesare Hari Ulangtahun Kemerdekaan. But the preferred official term, since the formation of Malaysia in 1963 and especially after 1970, was chosen by Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, as Hari Kebangsaan (National Day).  Deepavali is not a holiday in Sarawak & Federal Territory of Labuan.  Federal Territories Day is a public holiday in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.  Thaipusam is a public holiday in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Penang and Perak, and it falls annually on the full-moon day in the Tamil month of Thai.  Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak is a festive day celebrated in Sarawak on June 1st every year. Gawai Dayak was formally gazetted on 25th September 1964 as a public holiday in place of Sarawak Day. It was first celebrated on 1st June 1965. .  Malaysia International Codes MY and MYS (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .my (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Malaysia information and news: Central Bank of Malaysia (Malaysia central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Malaysia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Malaysia), and Wikipedia (includes Malaysia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Malaysia, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Malaysia that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Malaysia, were calculated using the JAKIM (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia) lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For Malaysia, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Malaysia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Malaysia, before planning any trip to Malaysia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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