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Malaysian 2016 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 
(Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014)

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 2016 (corresponding to 1437-1438 AH).

As usual (31-Dec-2013, 03-May-2012, 08-Dec-2011 08-May-2010 and 05-May-2009), 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 (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 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.

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 (May 2014)
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
 2018-07-31: Malaysian 2020 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 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
 2015-10-19: Malaysian 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 2015-09-24: Malaysian 2017 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2013-12-31: Malaysian 2015 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2013-07-13: Malaysian 2014 Public Holidays Announced
 2012-05-03: Malaysian 2014 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2011-12-08: Malaysian 2013 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2011-08-01: Malaysian 2012 Public Holidays Announced
 2010-07-20: Malaysia 2011 Public Holidays Announced
 2010-05-08: Malaysia 2012 Islamic Public Holidays Announced
 2009-09-11: Malaysia 2010 Public Holidays Announced
 2009-05-05: Malaysia 2011 Islamic Public Holidays Announced


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