Source: 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.
The aforementioned call, by MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, echoes that made 3 years ago (11-Jul-2010). Currently, the Muslim and Chinese public holidays of Aidil Fitri and Chinese New Year, are observed over a 2-day public holidays period.
As we mentioned in our 2010 post, one advantage of a 2-day Deepavali public holiday would be to cover the date of the Diwali holiday, observed by Northern Indians (a very small minority of Indians in Malaysia), and which occurs the day after Deepavali in about half the years.
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Malaysia bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (October 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
• 2010-07-11: Malaysia Could Extend Deepavali Public Holiday