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Malaysian 2022 Islamic Public Holidays Announced

Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim)
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 16, 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 2022 (corresponding to 1443-1444 AH).

As usual (2020-01-24, 2018-07-31, 2018-01-09, 2016-10-07, 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 2022 in Malaysia, means that, de facto, the dates of the following Muslim public holidays in Malaysia have now been set for 2022: 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 (2020-06-25, 2019-07-08, 2018-09-01, 2017-08-01, 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 2022 Muslim public holidays dates, and the dates of the other non-Muslim Malaysian public holidays for 2022, would be expected to be officially confirmed a year later, but in the present case, the list of 2022 public holidays in Malaysia has already been released (2021-06-15).



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