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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 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.

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About Muharram/New Year

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Muharram/New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
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 Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday
2026WedJun 17Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday
2027SunJun 6Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday

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