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Malaysian 2015 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 
(Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013)

Source: 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).

The above announcement means that, de facto, the dates of the following Muslim public holidays in Malaysia have now been set for 2015: 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). Interestingly, though, the aforementioned announcement fails to take into account the fact that the Prophet's birthday (Maulidur Rasul) will occur twice in 2015, once in January and once in December.

Based on past practice (13-Jul-2013, 08-Dec-2011, 01-Aug-2011, 20-Jul-2010 and 11-Sep-2009), this de facto announcement of 2015 Muslim public holidays dates, and the dates of the other non-Muslim Malaysian public holidays for 2015, are not expected to be officially confirmed until the end of the summer of 2014.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Malaysia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (December 2013)
Malaysia 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Malaysia 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Malaysia 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Malaysia 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Malaysia 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2018-01-09: Malaysian 2019 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2017-01-16: Malaysian 2017 Islamic Calendar Amended
 2016-10-07: Malaysian 2018 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2015-09-24: Malaysian 2017 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2014-09-19: Malaysian 2015 Public Holidays Clarified
 2014-08-11: Malaysian 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 2014-05-24: Malaysian 2016 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2013-07-13: Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Announced
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 2011-08-01: Malaysian 2012 Public Holidays Announced
 2010-07-20: Malaysia 2011 Public Holidays Announced
 2009-09-11: Malaysia 2010 Public Holidays Announced


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