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Malaysian 2013 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim)
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011
Updated: Friday, January 24, 2020


Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its Islamic calendar for 2013 (corresponding to 1434-1435 AH).

The above announcement means that, de facto, the dates of the following Muslim public holidays have now been set for 2013: 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 (2011-08-01, 2010-07-20 and 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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