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Malaysia Moves End of Ramadan Public Holiday To May 2nd

Source: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim)
Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Most recent follow-up news item: June 2, 2022

Earlier tonight, Malaysia's Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, announced that Muslims in Malaysia would celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the End of Ramadan, on Monday, May 2nd, 2022, instead of the previously announced date of Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022.

Malaysia had initially announced Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, as the date of its 2022 End of Ramadan public holiday (2021-07-19 and 2021-06-15), leading some of the Friday-Saturday weekend states to declare a bridge public holiday on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 (2022-04-27).

Shortly after the aforementioned announcement by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Malaysian Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, announced that as a consequence of the shift of the date of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Labour Day day in lieu public holiday would be moved from Monday, May 2, 2022, to Wednesday, May 4, 2022, "in accordance with provisions under Section 3 of the Holidays Act 1951 (Act 369), Holidays Ordinance (Sabah Cap 56) and Public Holidays Ordinance (Sarawak Cap. 8)" ("Hari Raya Aidilfitri telah diumumkan pada 2 Mei 2022 bersamaan hari Isnin sepertimana yang diisytihar oleh Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja").

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's announcement of a day in lieu public holiday on May 3 does not apply to the 4 Malaysian states that observe a Friday-Saturday weekend, but so far Kelantan, Johor and Terengganu have also declared Wednesday, May 4, 2022, as an occasional public holiday.

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