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Malaysia 2012 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim)
Posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010
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 2012 (corresponding to 1433-1434 AH).

The above announcement means that, de facto, the dates of the following Muslim public holidays have now been set for 2012: 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 (2009-09-11), this de facto announcement of 2012 Muslim public holidays dates, and the dates of the other non-Muslim Malaysian public holidays for 2012, are not expected to be officially confirmed until the end of the summer of 2011.

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