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Holidays and Observances in Malaysia in 2018

Holidays and Observances in Malaysia in 2018

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayCommon local holidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Jan 14SundayBirthday of Yang di-Pertuan BesarCommon local holidayNegeri Sembilan
Jan 15MondayBirthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar observedCommon local holidayNegeri Sembilan
Jan 31WednesdayThaipusamCommon local holidayJHR, KUL, NSN, PJY, PNG, PRK, SGR
Feb 1ThursdayFederal Territory DayCommon local holidayKUL, LBN, PJY
Feb 14WednesdayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16FridayChinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday 
Feb 17SaturdaySecond day of Chinese Lunar New YearFederal Public Holiday 
Feb 18SundayChinese Lunar New Year Replacement HolidayCommon local holidayJohor
Mar 2FridayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 4SundayAnniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of TerengganuCommon local holidayTerengganu
Mar 21WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 23FridayBirthday of the Sultan of JohorCommon local holidayJohor
Mar 30FridayGood FridayCommon local holidaySabah, Sarawak
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 14SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajCommon local holidayKDH, NSN, PLS
Apr 15SundayDeclaration of Malacca as Historical CityCommon local holidayMalacca
Apr 16MondayDeclaration of Malacca as Historical City observedCommon local holidayMalacca
Apr 26ThursdayBirthday of the Sultan of TerengganuCommon local holidayTerengganu
May 1TuesdayLabour DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 7MondayPahang State HolidayCommon local holidayPahang
May 9WednesdayGeneral ElectionsFederal Public Holiday 
May 10ThursdayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidayAll except SWK
May 11FridayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, SWK, TRG
May 13SundayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidayJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
May 17ThursdayRamadan beginsCommon local holidayJHR, KDH, MLK
May 17ThursdayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidaySarawak
May 18FridayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidaySarawak
May 29TuesdayWesak DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 30WednesdayHarvest FestivalCommon local holidayLabuan, Sabah
May 31ThursdayHarvest Festival Day 2Common local holidayLabuan, Sabah
Jun 1FridayGawai DayakCommon local holidaySarawak
Jun 2SaturdayNuzul Al-QuranCommon local holidayKTN, KUL, LBN, PHG, PJY, PLS, PNG, PRK, SGR, TRG
Jun 2SaturdayGawai Dayak HolidayCommon local holidaySarawak
Jun 3SundayNuzul Al-Quran HolidayCommon local holidayKelantan, Terengganu
Jun 15FridayHari Raya PuasaFederal Public HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Jun 16SaturdayHari Raya Puasa Day 2Federal Public Holiday 
Jun 17SundayHari Raya PuasaCommon local holidayJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 7SaturdayGeorge Town World Heritage City DayLocal holidayPenang
Jul 14SaturdayPenang Governor's BirthdayLocal holidayPenang
Jul 17TuesdayBirthday of the Raja of PerlisLocal holidayPerlis
Jul 22SundaySarawak Independence DayCommon local holidaySarawak
Jul 23MondaySarawak Independence Day observedCommon local holidaySarawak
Aug 22WednesdayHari Raya HajiFederal Public Holiday 
Aug 23ThursdayHari Raya Haji (Day 2)Common local holidayKDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Aug 26SundayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 31FridayMalaysia's National DayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 2SundayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Sep 9SundayThe Yang di-Pertuan Agong's BirthdayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 10MondayThe Yang di-Pertuan Agong's BirthdayCommon local holidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sep 11TuesdayMuharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 13ThursdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Sep 16SundayMalaysia DayCommon local holidayJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sep 17MondayMalaysia DayCommon local holidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 6SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SabahCommon local holidaySabah
Oct 10WednesdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Oct 12FridayBirthday of the Governor of MalaccaCommon local holidayMalacca
Oct 13SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SarawakCommon local holidaySarawak
Oct 15MondayAlmarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol DayCommon local holidayJohor
Oct 19FridayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 24WednesdayBirthday of the Sultan of PahangCommon local holidayPahang
Nov 2FridayBirthday of the Sultan of PerakCommon local holidayPerak
Nov 6TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
Nov 11SundayBirthday of the Sultan of KelantanCommon local holidayKelantan
Nov 12MondayBirthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)Common local holidayKelantan
Nov 20TuesdayThe Prophet Muhammad's BirthdayFederal Public Holiday 
Dec 9SundayPublic Holiday for Anti-ICERD RallyCommon local holidayKelantan
Dec 11TuesdayBirthday of the Sultan of SelangorCommon local holidaySelangor
Dec 22SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayFederal Public Holiday 
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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