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Holidays and Observances in Malaysia in 2017

Holidays and Observances in Malaysia in 2017

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayCommon local holidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day observedCommon local holidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Jan 14SaturdayBirthday of Yang di-Pertuan BesarCommon local holidayNegeri Sembilan
Jan 28SaturdayChinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday 
Jan 29SundaySecond day of Chinese Lunar New YearFederal Public Holiday 
Jan 30MondaySecond day of Chinese Lunar New YearFederal Public Holiday 
Feb 1WednesdayFederal Territory DayCommon local holidayKUL, LBN, PJY
Feb 9ThursdayThaipusamCommon local holidayJHR, KUL, NSN, PJY, PNG, PRK, SGR
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 24FridayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Mar 4SaturdayAnniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of TerengganuCommon local holidayTerengganu
Mar 13MondayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 23ThursdayBirthday of the Sultan of JohorCommon local holidayJohor
Apr 14FridayGood FridayCommon local holidaySabah, Sarawak
Apr 15SaturdayDeclaration of Malacca as Historical CityCommon local holidayMalacca
Apr 16SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 24MondayIsra and Mi'rajCommon local holidayKDH, NSN, PLS
Apr 25TuesdayOfficial Installation Ceremony of His Majesty the 15th Yang Di Pertuan AgongFederal Public Holiday 
Apr 26WednesdayBirthday of the Sultan of TerengganuCommon local holidayTerengganu
May 1MondayLabour DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 7SundayPahang State HolidayCommon local holidayPahang
May 8MondayPahang State Holiday observedCommon local holidayPahang
May 10WednesdayWesak DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 17WednesdayBirthday of the Raja of PerlisLocal holidayPerlis
May 27SaturdayRamadan beginsCommon local holidayJHR, KDH, MLK
May 30TuesdayHarvest FestivalCommon local holidayLabuan, Sabah
May 31WednesdayHarvest Festival Day 2Common local holidayLabuan, Sabah
Jun 1ThursdayGawai DayakCommon local holidaySarawak
Jun 2FridayGawai Dayak HolidayCommon local holidaySarawak
Jun 12MondayNuzul Al-QuranCommon local holidayKTN, KUL, LBN, PHG, PJY, PLS, PNG, PRK, SGR, TRG
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 25SundayHari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
Jun 26MondayHari Raya Puasa Day 2Federal Public Holiday 
Jul 7FridayGeorge Town World Heritage City DayLocal holidayPenang
Jul 8SaturdayPenang Governor's BirthdayLocal holidayPenang
Jul 22SaturdaySarawak Independence DayCommon local holidaySarawak
Aug 7MondayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 14MondayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 25FridayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Aug 31ThursdayMalaysia's National DayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 1FridayHari Raya HajiFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 2SaturdayHari Raya Haji (Day 2)Common local holidayKDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Sep 9SaturdayThe Yang di-Pertuan Agong's BirthdayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 16SaturdayMalaysia DayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 21ThursdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 22FridayMuharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 30SaturdayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 7SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SabahCommon local holidaySabah
Oct 13FridayBirthday of the Governor of MalaccaCommon local holidayMalacca
Oct 14SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SarawakCommon local holidaySarawak
Oct 18WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
Oct 24TuesdayBirthday of the Sultan of PahangCommon local holidayPahang
Oct 27FridayAlmarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol DayCommon local holidayJohor
Nov 3FridayBirthday of the Sultan of PerakCommon local holidayPerak
Nov 11SaturdayBirthday of the Sultan of KelantanCommon local holidayKelantan
Nov 12SundayBirthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)Common local holidayKelantan
Dec 1FridayThe Prophet Muhammad's BirthdayFederal Public Holiday 
Dec 11MondayBirthday of the Sultan of SelangorCommon local holidaySelangor
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayFederal Public Holiday 
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance 

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