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Malaysian 2018 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim)
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: March 26, 2022

Malaysia's governmental Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, aka. JAKIM) has published its annual Islamic calendar of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2018 (corresponding to 1439-1440 AH).

As usual (2015-09-24, 2014-05-24, 2013-12-31, 2012-05-03, 2011-12-08 2010-05-08 and 2009-05-05), the above announcement of the annual Islamic calendar for the western year 2018 in Malaysia, means that, de facto, the dates of the following Muslim public holidays in Malaysia have now been set for 2018: 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 (2016-07-22, 2015-10-19, 2014-08-11, 2013-07-13, 2011-12-08, 2011-08-01, 2010-07-20 and 2009-09-11), this de facto announcement of 2018 Muslim public holidays dates, and the dates of the other non-Muslim Malaysian public holidays for 2018, are not expected to be officially confirmed until the summer of 2017.

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