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Malaysia Public Holidays 2021

See also: 2021 public holidays in APEC, ASEAN, Asia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and worldwide.

Malaysia public holidays by region: Johor (JHR), Kedah (KDH), Kelantan (KTN), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Labuan (LBN), Melaka (MLK), Negeri Sembilan (NSN), Pahang (PHG), Perak (PRK), Perlis (PLS), Pulau Pinang (Penang) (PNG), Putrajaya (PJY), Sabah (SBH), Sarawak (SRW), Selangor (SGR), Terengganu (TRG).

This page contains the list of Malaysia 2021 public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of Malaysia public holidays in 2021 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Jan Friday New Year's Day (except JHR KDH KTN PLS TRG)
Jan Thursday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (NSN) regional
Jan Sunday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (KDH) regional
Jan Thursday Thaipusam (JHR KUL NSN PJY PNG PRK SGR) regional
Feb Monday Federal Territory Day (KUL LBN PJY) regional
Feb Friday Chinese New Year
Feb Saturday Chinese New Year, Day 2
Feb Sunday Chinese New Year Holiday (JHR) regional
Mar Thursday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Coronation Anniversary) (TRG) regional
Mar Thursday Israk dan Mikraj (KDH NSN PLS) regional
Mar Tuesday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (JHR) regional
Apr Friday Good Friday (SBH SRW) regional
Apr Tuesday Awal Ramadan (JHR KDH MLK) regional
Apr Thursday State Public Holiday (Melaka UNESCO Heritage Day) (MLK) regional
Apr Monday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (TRG) regional
Apr Thursday Nuzul Quran (KTN KUL LBN PHG PJY PLS PNG PRK SGR TRG) regional
May Saturday Labour Day
May Sunday Labour Day Holiday (JHR KDH KTN TRG) regional
May Friday State Public Holiday (Hari Hol Pahang) (PHG) regional
May Thursday Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
May Friday Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
May Wednesday Wesak (Buddha Day)
May Sunday State Public Holiday (Harvest Festival) (LBN SBH) regional
May Monday State Public Holiday (Harvest Festival) (LBN SBH) regional
June Tuesday State Public Holiday (Hari Gawai Dayak) (SRW) regional
June Wednesday State Public Holiday (Hari Gawai Dayak) (SRW) regional
June Saturday Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong
June Sunday Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong Holiday (JHR KDH KTN TRG) regional
July Wednesday State Public Holiday (George Town UNESCO Heritage Day) (PNG) regional
July Saturday State Public Holiday (Ruler's Birthday) (PNG) regional
July Saturday State Public Holiday (Raja's Birthday) (PLS) regional
July Monday Hari Arafah (Arafat Day) (TRG) regional
July Tuesday Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
July Wednesday Hari Raya Qurban, Day 2 (KDH KTN PLS TRG) regional
July Thursday State Public Holiday (Sarawak Day) (SRW) regional
July Friday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (PHG) regional
Aug Tuesday Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Aug Tuesday National Day (Hari Kebangsaan)
Sep Monday State Public Holiday (Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar) (JHR) regional
Sep Thursday Malaysia Day
Oct Saturday State Public Holiday (Ruler's Birthday) (SBH) regional
Oct Friday State Public Holiday (Ruler's Birthday) (MLK) regional
Oct Saturday State Public Holiday (Ruler's Birthday) (SRW) regional
Oct Tuesday Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet's Birthday)
Nov Thursday Deepavali (Festival of Lights) (except SRW)
Nov Friday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (PRK) regional
Nov Thursday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (KTN) regional
Nov Friday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (KTN) regional
Dec Saturday State Public Holiday (Sultan's Birthday) (SGR) regional
Dec Saturday Christmas Day
Dec Sunday Christmas Holiday (except JHR KDH KTN TRG) regional

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Recent Malaysia Public Holidays News and Updates


Below is a list of recent news and updates related to Malaysia public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in Malaysia (beta)


Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in Malaysia, with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2019-2029).

Malaysia Background Information and Links



Malaysia Regional Abbreviations


Below is a list of the Malaysia regional abbreviations, used for regional public holidays, in the table above.