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Wesak Day in Malaysia

Is Wesak Day a Public Holiday?

Wesak Day 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 Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Wesak Day Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2023.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2005SunMay 22Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2005MonMay 23Wesak Day observedFederal Public Holiday
2006FriMay 12Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2007TueMay 1Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2008MonMay 19Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2009SatMay 9Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2010FriMay 28Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2011TueMay 17Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2012SatMay 5Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2013FriMay 24Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2014TueMay 13Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2015SunMay 3Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2016SatMay 21Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2017WedMay 10Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2018TueMay 29Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2019SunMay 19Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2019MonMay 20Wesak Day observedFederal Public Holiday
2020ThuMay 7Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2021WedMay 26Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2022SunMay 15Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday
2023ThuMay 4Wesak DayFederal Public Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.