Malaysia Public Holidays 2022


 
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A preview of the Malaysia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2022, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Malaysia Public Holidays in 2022 Observance*
Jan.    Sat New Year's Day (except JHR KDH KTN PLS TRG)
        Fri State Public Holiday (NSN) Regional
        Sun (tentative) Regional
        Tue Thaipusam (JHR KUL NSN PJY PNG PRK SGR) Regional
Feb.    Tue Chinese New Year
        Tue Federal Territory Day (KUL LBN PJY) Regional
        Wed Chinese New Year, Day 2
Mar.    Tue Israk dan Mikraj (KDH NSN PLS) Regional
        Fri State Public Holiday (TRG) Regional
        Wed State Public Holiday (JHR) Regional
Apr.    Sun Awal Ramadan (JHR KDH MLK) Regional
        Fri Good Friday (SBH SRW) Regional
        Fri State Public Holiday (MLK) Regional
        Tue Nuzul Quran (KTN KUL LBN PHG PJY PLS PNG PRK SGR TRG) Regional
        Tue State Public Holiday (TRG) Regional
May     Sun Labour Day
        Mon Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Labour Day Holiday (except JHR KDH KTN TRG)
        Tue Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
        Sat State Public Holiday (PHG) Regional
        Sun Wesak (Buddha Day)
        Mon Wesak Holiday (except JHR KDH KTN TRG)
        Tue State Public Holiday (PLS) Regional
        Mon State Public Holiday (LBN SBH) Regional
        Tue State Public Holiday (LBN SBH) Regional
June    Wed State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
        Thu State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
        Sat Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong (date may change beginning in 2022)
July    Thu George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day (PNG) Regional
        Sat Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Sat State Public Holiday (PNG) Regional
        Sun Hari Raya Qurban, Day 2 (KDH KTN PLS TRG) Regional
        Mon Hari Raya Qurban Holiday (JHR KDH KTN TRG) Regional
        Fri State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
        Sat Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
        Sun Awal Muharram Holiday (JHR KDH KTN TRG) Regional
Aug.    Wed National Day (Hari Kebangsaan)
Sep.    Sat State Public Holiday (JHR) Regional
        Fri Malaysia Day
Oct.    Sat State Public Holiday (SBH) Regional
        Sat Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet's Birthday)
        Sat State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
        Sun Maulidur Rasul Holiday (JHR KDH KTN TRG) Regional
        Fri State Public Holiday (MLK) (may move to a nearby Saturday) Regional
        Mon Deepavali (Festival of Lights) (except SRW)
        Mon State Public Holiday (PHG) Regional
Nov.    Fri State Public Holiday (PRK) Regional
        Fri State Public Holiday (KTN) Regional
        Sat State Public Holiday (KTN) Regional
Dec.    Sun State Public Holiday (SGR) Regional
        Sun Christmas Day
        Mon Christmas Holiday (except JHR KDH KTN TRG)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

28 Oct 2018 Malaysian October 29 Public Holiday In Perak (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Kangsar) The Malaysian state government of Perak has declared Monday, October 29, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday, as it had promised to do, should the Perak football team wins the Malaysia Cup on October 27.  26 Oct 2018 Malaysian Perak Promises October 29 Public Holiday (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Kangsar) The chairman of the Youth and Sports Development Committee of Malaysia's Perak state, Howard Lee Chuan How, has announced that, following a discussion with Menteri Besar Ahmad Faisal Azumu, and with the consent of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the state government of Perak had decided to declare Monday, October 29, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday if the Perak football team wins the Malaysia Cup on October 27.  24 Oct 2018 Malaysian Terengganu Public Holiday October 28 (Bernama News Agency-Kemaman) The Chief Minister of the Government of Malaysia's state of Terengganu, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, has announced that Sunday, October 28, 2018, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Terengganu State, regardless if Terengganu wins or loses the Malaysia Cup final, on October 27, against Perak.  04 Oct 2018 Malaysia Kedah Public Holiday October 22 (Bernama News Agency-Alor Setar) The Government of the Malaysian state of Kedah has announced that October 22 had been declared as an occasional (one-off) state public holiday in conjunction with the Installation of the 29th Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.  06 Sep 2018 Malaysian Public Holiday September 10 (Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia's Human Resources Ministry has announced that Monday, September 10, 2018, would be a replacement non-working public holiday in Malaysia to celebrate the Agong's birthday, which falls on Sunday in 2018.  01 Sep 2018 Malaysian 2019 Public Holidays Announced (Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia's Cabinet's and the Constitution and Government Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office have jointly issued the annual official Federal Public Holidays Schedule 2019 and State Public Holiday Schedule 2019 containing the list of official national non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2019 as well as the state-specific regional non-working public holidays in Malaysia for the calendar year 2019.  31 Jul 2018 Malaysian 2020 Islamic Public Holidays Announced (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 of public holidays in Malaysia for the western year 2020 (corresponding to 1441-1442 AH).  10 May 2018 Malaysia Declares Public Holidays May 17-18 (Bernama News Agency-Kuching) The Chief Minister's Office of the government of Malaysia's State of Sarawak has announced that Sarawak would observe post-election public holidays next Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, 2018, instead of May 10 and 11, 2018, as announced yesterday by the Malaysian Federal Government.  09 May 2018 Malaysia Declares May 10-11 Public Holidays (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) The Chief Secretary to the newly elected Malaysian Government, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, has announced that Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, 2018, would be non-working public holidays in Malaysia (for states whose weekends fall on Friday and Saturday, the additional public holiday will fall on Sunday May 13).  08 May 2018 Malaysia Could Add May 14-15 Public Holidays (Bernama News Agency-Kuala Lumpur) The caretaker prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Abdul Razak, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15, 2018, would be declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Malaysia, should the BN (Barisan Nasional) party win tomorrow's general election.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Malaysia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Malaysia are regulated by Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951, and Sections 59 and 60-D of the Employment Act 1955.  Malaysia's States and Federal Territories: There are 13 states (11 in the Malaysian Peninsula and 2 on the Island of Borneo) and 3 Federal Territories (denoted by W.P.). Their abbreviations are: JHR: Johor, KDH: Kedah, KTN: Kelantan, KUL: Kuala Lumpur, LBN: Labuan, MLK: Melaka, NSN: Negeri Sembilan, PHG: Pahang, PNG: Pulau Pinang (Penang), PRK: Perak, PLS: Perlis, PJY: Putrajaya, SGR: Selangor, TRG: Terengganu, SBH: Sabah, SRW: Sarawak.  Week-end Public Holidays: When a public holiday falls on a weekly day of rest (Fridays or Sundays as the case may be), the following day will be substituted as a Public Holiday; and if such following day is also a Public Holiday, then the next day following shall also be a Public Holiday. Government offices work on a five-day week (8.30am - 5.30pm) while banks are also closed on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month (except Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu).  Weekends:: Saturday and Sunday in all Malaysian States except Johor*, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu (*beginning in 2014).  New Year's Day is not a holiday in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu.  Hari Raya Qurban is celebrated for a 2nd day in Kelantan & Terengganu.  Officially, Chinese New Year is not celebrated for for a 2nd day in Kelantan and Terengganu. However, for the last few years, the second day of the Chinese lunar new year has been declared a public holiday at the State level in Kelantan and Terengganu, making the second day of the Chinese lunar new year a de facto nationwide public holiday.  Merdeka The August 31 public holiday is often, erroneously, called, Hari Merdeka. But the day of independence only occurred once, on August 31, 1957. Its annual anniversariesare Hari Ulangtahun Kemerdekaan. But the preferred official term, since the formation of Malaysia in 1963 and especially after 1970, was chosen by Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, as Hari Kebangsaan (National Day).  Deepavali is not a holiday in Sarawak & Federal Territory of Labuan.  Federal Territories Day is a public holiday in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.  Thaipusam is a public holiday in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Penang and Perak, and it falls annually on the full-moon day in the Tamil month of Thai.  Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak is a festive day celebrated in Sarawak on June 1st every year. Gawai Dayak was formally gazetted on 25th September 1964 as a public holiday in place of Sarawak Day. It was first celebrated on 1st June 1965. .  Malaysia International Codes MY and MYS (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .my (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Malaysia information and news: Central Bank of Malaysia (Malaysia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Malaysia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Malaysia), and Wikipedia (includes Malaysia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Malaysia, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Malaysia that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Malaysia, were calculated using the JAKIM (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia) lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For Malaysia, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2022 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Malaysia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Malaysia, before planning any trip to Malaysia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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