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New Year's Day in Malaysia

New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar and it's a public holiday in many countries. Count down to the New Year, no matter where you are.

Is New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

New Year's Day is a public holiday in 11 states, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

New Year's Day on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar is celebrated worldwide.

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About New Year's Day

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New Year's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015ThuJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2016FriJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2017SunJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2017MonJan 2New Year's Day observedState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2018MonJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2019TueJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2020WedJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2021FriJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2022SatJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2023SunJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2023MonJan 2New Year's Day observedState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2024MonJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG
2025WedJan 1New Year's DayState HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG

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