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Holidays in Malaysia in 2018

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayBank HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Jan 14SundayBirthday of Yang di-Pertuan BesarCommon local holidaysNegeri Sembilan
Jan 15MondayBirthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar observedCommon local holidaysNegeri Sembilan
Jan 31WednesdayThaipusamBank HolidayJHR, KUL, NSN, PJY, PNG, PRK, SGR
Feb 1ThursdayFederal Territory DayBank Holiday 
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 holidaysJohor
Mar 2FridayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 4SundayAnniversary of the coronation of the Sultan of TerengganuCommon local holidaysTerengganu
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 23FridayBirthday of the Sultan of JohorCommon local holidaysJohor
Mar 30FridayGood FridayCommon local holidaysSabah, Sarawak
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 14SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajCommon local holidaysKDH, NSN, PLS
Apr 15SundayDeclaration of Malacca as Historical CityCommon local holidaysMalacca
Apr 16MondayDeclaration of Malacca as Historical City observedCommon local holidaysMalacca
Apr 26ThursdayBirthday of the Sultan of TerengganuCommon local holidaysTerengganu
May 1TuesdayLabour DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 7MondayPahang State HolidayCommon local holidaysPahang
May 9WednesdayGeneral ElectionsFederal Public Holiday 
May 10ThursdayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
May 11FridayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidaysAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, SWK, TRG
May 13SundayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidaysJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
May 16WednesdayRamadan beginsCommon local holidaysJHR, KDH, MLK
May 17ThursdayBirthday of the Raja of PerlisLocal holidayPerlis
May 17ThursdayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidaysSarawak
May 18FridayGeneral Elections HolidayCommon local holidaysSarawak
May 29TuesdayWesak DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 30WednesdayHarvest FestivalCommon local holidaysLabuan, Sabah
May 31ThursdayHarvest Festival Day 2Common local holidaysLabuan, Sabah
Jun 1FridayGawai DayakCommon local holidaysSarawak
Jun 2SaturdayNuzul Al-QuranCommon local holidaysKTN, KUL, LBN, PHG, PJY, PLS, PNG, PRK, SGR, TRG
Jun 2SaturdayGawai Dayak HolidayCommon local holidaysSarawak
Jun 3SundayNuzul Al-Quran HolidayCommon local holidaysKelantan, Terengganu
Jun 15FridayHari Raya PuasaCommon local holidaysAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Jun 16SaturdayHari Raya Puasa Day 2Federal Public Holiday 
Jun 17SundayHari Raya PuasaCommon local holidaysJHR, 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 holidaysSarawak
Jul 23MondaySarawak Independence Day observedCommon local holidaysSarawak
Aug 22WednesdayHari Raya HajiFederal Public Holiday 
Aug 23ThursdayHari Raya Haji (Day 2)Common local holidaysKDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Aug 26SundayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 31FridayMalaysia's National DayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 2SundayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Sep 9SundayThe Yang di-Pertuan Agong's BirthdayCommon local holidaysJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sep 10MondayThe Yang di-Pertuan Agong's BirthdayCommon local holidaysAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sep 11TuesdayMuharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 13ThursdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Sep 16SundayMalaysia DayCommon local holidaysJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sep 17MondayMalaysia DayCommon local holidaysAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 6SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SabahCommon local holidaysSabah
Oct 10WednesdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Oct 12FridayBirthday of the Governor of MalaccaCommon local holidaysMalacca
Oct 13SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SarawakCommon local holidaysSarawak
Oct 15MondayAlmarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol DayCommon local holidaysJohor
Oct 19FridayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 24WednesdayBirthday of the Sultan of PahangCommon local holidaysPahang
Nov 2FridayBirthday of the Sultan of PerakCommon local holidaysPerak
Nov 6TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
Nov 11SundayBirthday of the Sultan of KelantanCommon local holidaysKelantan
Nov 12MondayBirthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)Common local holidaysKelantan
Nov 20TuesdayThe Prophet Muhammad's BirthdayFederal Public Holiday 
Dec 11TuesdayBirthday of the Sultan of SelangorCommon local holidaysSelangor
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayFederal Public Holiday 
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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