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Hari Raya Puasa in Malaysia

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Hari Raya Puasa a Public Holiday?

Hari Raya Puasa is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Hari Raya Puasa

Read more about Hari Raya Puasa.

Hari Raya Puasa Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010FriSep 10Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2011WedAug 31Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2012SunAug 19Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2013ThuAug 8Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2014MonJul 28Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2015FriJul 17Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2016WedJul 6Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2017SunJun 25Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2018FriJun 15Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
2018SunJun 17Hari Raya PuasaCommon local holidayJHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
2019WedJun 5Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2020SunMay 24Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public Holiday 
2020TueMay 26Hari Raya PuasaFederal Public HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG

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