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Muharram/New Year in Malaysia

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Is Muharram/New Year a Public Holiday?

Muharram/New Year is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Muharram New Year

There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.


About Muharram/New Year

Read more about Muharram/New Year.

Muharram/New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedOct 14Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2016SunOct 2Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2017FriSep 22Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2018TueSep 11Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2019SunSep 1Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2021TueAug 10Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2022SatJul 30Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2023WedJul 19Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday

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