Source:Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim)
Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: January 24, 2020
Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2016 (corresponding to 1437-1438 AH).
As usual (2013-12-31, 2012-05-03, 2011-12-082010-05-08 and 2009-05-05), the above announcement means that, de facto, the dates of the following Muslim public holidays in Malaysia have now been set for 2016: 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 practice (2013-07-13, 2011-12-08, 2011-08-01, 2010-07-20 and 2009-09-11), 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 summer of 2014, and the dates of the other non-Muslim Malaysian public holidays for 2016, are not expected to be officially confirmed until the summer of 2015.
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