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Malaysia 2011 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim)
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: March 26, 2022

Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its Islamic calendar for 2011 (corresponding to 1432-1433 AH).

The above announcement means that, de facto, the dates of the following Muslim public holidays have now been set for 2011: Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet's Birthday), Israk dan Mikraj (The Prophet's Night Journey), Awal Ramadhan (First of Ramadan), Nuzul Al-Quran (Revelation of the Koran), Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan), Hari Raya Korban (Feast of Sacrifice), and Awal Muharam (Islamic New Year).

Based on past practices, this de facto announcement of 2011 Muslim public holidays dates, and the dates of the other non-Muslim Malaysian public holidays for 2011, are not expected to be officially confirmed until the end of the summer of 2010.

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