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Holidays and Observances in Malaysia in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Malaysia in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Jan 14TuesdayBirthday of Yang di-Pertuan BesarState HolidayNSN
Jan 25SaturdayChinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday 
Jan 26SundaySecond day of Chinese Lunar New YearFederal Public HolidayAll except KTN, TRG
Jan 26SundayChinese Lunar New Year HolidayState HolidayKelantan, Terengganu
Jan 27MondayChinese Lunar New Year HolidayFederal Public HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Jan 27MondayDay off for Chinese Lunar New Year HolidayState HolidayKelantan, Terengganu
Feb 1SaturdayFederal Territory DayFederal Territory HolidayKUL, LBN, PJY
Feb 8SaturdayThaipusamState HolidayJHR, KUL, NSN, PJY, PNG, PRK, SGR
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 21FridayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Mar 4WednesdayAnniversary of the Coronation of the Sultan of TerengganuState HolidayTerengganu
Mar 10TuesdayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 22SundayIsra and Mi'rajState HolidayKDH, NSN, PLS, TRG
Mar 23MondayBirthday of the Sultan of JohorState HolidayJohor
Apr 10FridayGood FridayState HolidaySabah, Sarawak
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 15WednesdayDeclaration of Malacca as Historical CityState HolidayMalacca
Apr 24FridayFirst Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
Apr 26SundayBirthday of the Sultan of TerengganuState HolidayTerengganu
May 1FridayLabour DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 7ThursdayWesak DayFederal Public Holiday 
May 10SundayNuzul Al-QuranState HolidayKTN, KUL, LBN, PHG, PJY, PLS, PNG, PRK, SGR, TRG
May 22FridayPahang State HolidayState HolidayPahang
May 24SundayHari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
May 25MondayHari Raya Puasa Day 2Federal Public Holiday 
May 26TuesdayHari Raya PuasaFederal Public HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
May 30SaturdayHarvest FestivalState HolidayLabuan, Sabah
May 31SundaySecond Day of Harvest FestivalState HolidayLabuan, Sabah
Jun 1MondaySecond Day of Harvest Festival observedState HolidayLabuan, Sabah
Jun 1MondayGawai DayakState HolidaySarawak
Jun 2TuesdayGawai Dayak HolidayState HolidaySarawak
Jun 8MondayThe Yang di-Pertuan Agong's BirthdayFederal Public Holiday 
Jun 21SundaySultan of Kedah's BirthdayState HolidayKedah
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 7TuesdayGeorge Town World Heritage City DayState HolidayPenang
Jul 11SaturdayPenang Governor's BirthdayState HolidayPenang
Jul 17FridayBirthday of the Raja of PerlisState HolidayPerlis
Jul 22WednesdaySarawak Independence DayState HolidaySarawak
Jul 30ThursdayDay of ArafatState HolidayTerengganu
Jul 30ThursdayBirthday of the Sultan of PahangState HolidayPahang
Jul 31FridayHari Raya HajiFederal Public Holiday 
Aug 1SaturdayHari Raya Haji (Day 2)Common local holidayKDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
Aug 2SundayHari Raya Haji holidayCommon local holidayJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
Aug 3MondayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 11TuesdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 20ThursdayMuharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
Aug 22SaturdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Aug 24MondayBirthday of the Governor of MalaccaState HolidayMalacca
Aug 31MondayMalaysia's National DayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 16WednesdayMalaysia DayFederal Public Holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 24ThursdayAlmarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol DayState HolidayJohor
Oct 3SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SabahState HolidaySabah
Oct 10SaturdayBirthday of the Governor of SarawakState HolidaySarawak
Oct 17SaturdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Oct 25SundayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 29ThursdayThe Prophet Muhammad's BirthdayFederal Public Holiday 
Nov 6FridayBirthday of the Sultan of PerakState HolidayPerak
Nov 11WednesdayBirthday of the Sultan of KelantanState HolidayKelantan
Nov 12ThursdayBirthday of the Sultan of Kelantan (Day 2)State HolidayKelantan
Nov 14SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
Dec 11FridayBirthday of the Sultan of SelangorState HolidaySelangor
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveState HolidaySabah
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayFederal Public Holiday 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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