Malaysia Public Holidays 2023


 
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A preview of the Malaysia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2023, 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 2023 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (except JHR KDH KTN PLS TRG)
        Mon New Year's Day Holiday (except JHR KDH KTN PLS TRG)
        Sat State Public Holiday (NSN) Regional
        Sun State Public Holiday (KDH) (tentative) Regional
        Sun Chinese New Year
        Mon Chinese New Year, Day 2
        Tue Chinese New Year Holiday (except JHR KDH KTN TRG)
Feb.    Wed Federal Territory Day (KUL LBN PJY) Regional
        Sat Thaipusam (JHR KUL NSN PJY PNG PRK SGR) Regional
        Sat Israk dan Mikraj (KDH NSN PLS) Regional
Mar.    Sat State Public Holiday (TRG) Regional
        Thu Awal Ramadan (JHR KDH MLK) Regional
        Thu State Public Holiday (JHR) Regional
Apr.    Fri Good Friday (SBH SRW) Regional
        Sat Nuzul Quran (KTN KUL LBN PHG PJY PLS PNG PRK SGR TRG) Regional
        Sat State Public Holiday (MLK) Regional
        Sat Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
        Sun Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
        Mon Hari Raya Puasa Holiday (except JHR KDH KTN TRG)
        Mon Hari Raya Puasa Holiday (JHR KDH KTN TRG) Regional
        Wed State Public Holiday (TRG) Regional
May     Mon Labour Day
        Thu Wesak (Buddha Day)
        Sun State Public Holiday (PHG) Regional
        Wed State Public Holiday (PLS) Regional
        Tue State Public Holiday (LBN SBH) Regional
        Wed State Public Holiday (LBN SBH) Regional
June    Thu State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
        Fri State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
        Sat Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong (date may change beginning in 2022)
        Thu Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Fri Hari Raya Qurban, Day 2 (KDH KTN PLS TRG) Regional
July    Fri George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day (PNG) Regional
        Sat State Public Holiday (PNG) Regional
        Wed Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
        Sat State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
Aug.    Wed State Public Holiday (JHR) Regional
        Thu National Day (Hari Kebangsaan)
Sep.    Sat Malaysia Day
        Sun Malaysia Day Holiday (JHR KDH KTN TRG) Regional
        Wed Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet's Birthday)
Oct.    Sat State Public Holiday (SBH) Regional
        Fri State Public Holiday (MLK) (may move to a nearby Saturday) Regional
        Sat State Public Holiday (SRW) Regional
        Tue State Public Holiday (PHG) Regional
Nov.    Fri State Public Holiday (PRK) Regional
        Sat State Public Holiday (KTN) Regional
        Sun Deepavali (Festival of Lights) (except SRW)
        Sun State Public Holiday (KTN) Regional
        Mon Deepavali Holiday (except KDH KTN SRW TRG)
Dec.    Mon State Public Holiday (SGR) Regional
        Mon Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

16 Jan 2019 Malaysian January 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Laman Web Rasmi Bahagian Kabinet Jabatan Perdana Menteri-Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia Government Call Centre (MyGCC) has announced that Thursday, January 31, 2019, the date of the upcoming swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Agong, would not be a one-off non-working public holiday in Malaysia.  05 Dec 2018 Malaysian KTN Public Holiday December 9 (Bernama News Agency-Pengkalan Kubor) Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, has declared Sunday, December 9, 2018, as another one-off state public holiday in Malaysia's State of Kelantan to allow Kelantanese to participate in the Anti-ICERD rally, which will take place on that date in Kuala Lumpur.  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.  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

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 2023 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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