Public Holidays 2014 and 2015

We currently have public holidays for 2014 and 2015 listed. Scroll down to view.

Introduction

Public holidays are non-working days that are officially given by Malaysia’s government to its citizens.

In Malaysia they are normally in celebration of an historic event, a significant religious event or commemoration, or the birthdays of Kings, Sultans, or governors. Malaysia Day and National Independence Day are examples of public holidays that celebrate key historical events, while Hari Raya, Christmas and Wesak Day are examples of holidays that are of religious significance.

The newest national holiday to be added to Malaysia’s calendar is Malaysia Day, which is celebrated annually on 16th September. Malaysia Day celebrates the establishment of the Malaysian federation, which took place on 16th September 1963. This holiday was first celebrated in 2010.

Malaysia has one of the highest numbers of days off in the world, ranking number seven in the top ten countries after Thailand, Indonesia, India and Hong Kong. Fourteen of our holidays are national and celebrated across the nation, while some are also celebrated only in a few states or even in one state.

Public holiday rules

The allocation and dates of public holidays in Malaysia are governed by various state and federal laws. Such as:

  • Act 369 – Holidays Act 1951
  • Sarawak Holidays Ordinance
  • State of Sabah Holidays Ordinance

Most basically, if a public holiday falls on a weekday (Monday to Friday) then that day becomes a non-working day and students and employees are generally not required to attend work or school (though many people in retail and other sectors still work on many of the public holidays, since shopping malls and many service still operate). This applies for all states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, where the weekday starts on Sunday rather than Monday.

If a public holiday falls on a Saturday, then people who normally work on that day are entitled to a day off. If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, then a replacement is given the next day, on Monday. In this way, the number of days off each year because of public holidays remains basically the same, with no reduction in days-off because of public holidays falling on existing off-days.[/expand]

Public Holidays 2014

This 2014 list reflects the final official list released by the government.

DateDayHolidayState
JAN
1 JanWedNew YearAll states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu
14 JanTuesProphet Muhammad's BirthdayNational
14 JanTuesYang Di-Pertuan Besar of
Negeri Sembilan's Birthday
Negeri Sembilan
15 JanWedYang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan's Birthday Replacement HolidayNegeri Sembilan
17 JanFriThaipusamKuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Kedah, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor
19 JanSunSultan of Kedah's BirthdayKedah
31 JanFriChinese New YearNational
FEB
1 FebSatChinese New Year
2nd Day
National
1 FebSatFederal Territory DayKuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya
3 FebMonFederal Territory Day Replacement HolidayKuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya
MAR
4 MarTuesAnniversary of Installation of Sultan of TerengganuTerengganu
APR
15 AprTuesDeclaration of Melaka as a
Historical City
Melaka
18 AprFriEaster - Good FridaySabah & Sarawak
19 AprSatSultan of Perak's BirthdayPerak
26 AprSatSultan of Terengganu's BirthdayTerengganu
27 AprSunSultan of Terengganu's Birthday
Replacement Holiday
Terengganu
MAY
1 MayThursLabour DayNational
7 MayWedHari Hol PahangPahang
13 MayTuesWesak DayNational
17 MaySatRaja Perlis' BirthdayPerlis
27 MayTuesIsrak & MikrajKedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis
30 MayFriHarvest FestivalSabah & Labuan
31 MaySatHarvest Festival
2nd Day
Sabah & Labuan
JUN
1 JunSunHari GawaiSarawak
2 JunMonHari Gawai
2nd Day
Sarawak
3 JunTuesHari Gawai
Replacement Day
Sarawak
7 JunSatAgong's BirthdayNational
29 Jun*SunAwal RamadanJohor, Kedah & Melaka
JUL
7 JulMonGeorgetown World Heritage City DayPenang
12 JulSatPenang Governor's BirthdayPenang
15 JulTuesNuzul Al-QuranKelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Putrajaya Selangor & Terengganu
28 JulMonHari Raya AidilfitriNational
29 JulTuesHari Raya Aidilfitri
2nd Day
National
AUG
31 AugSunNational Day /
Merdeka Day
National
SEPT
1 SepMonNational Day /
Merdeka Day
Replacement Holiday
National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
13 SepSatSarawak Governor's BirthdaySarawak
16 SepTuesMalaysia DayNational
OCT
4 OctSatSabah Governor's BirthdaySabah
5 Oct*SunHari Raya HajiNational
6 Oct*MonHari Raya Haji
2nd Day / Replacement
National
10 OctFriMelaka Governor's BirthdayMelaka
22 OctWedDeepavaliNational except Sarawak
24 OctFriSultan of Pahang's BirthdayPahang
25 OctSatAwal MuharramNational
NOV
11 NovTuesSultan of Kelantan's BirthdayKelantan
12 NovWedSultan of Kelantan's Birthday
2nd Day
Kelantan
22 NovSatSultan of Johor's BirthdayJohor
29 NovSatHari Hol Almarhum
Sultan Iskandar
Johor
DEC
11 DecThursSultan of Selangor's BirthdaySelangor
25 DecThursChristmasNational

(Dates sourced from kabinet.gov.my)

*Subject to change.

 

Public Holidays 2015

This list has now been updated to reflect the final official 2015 list released by the government.

DateDayHolidayState
JAN
1 JanThursNew YearAll states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu
3 JanSatProphet Muhammad's BirthdayNational
14 JanWedYang Di-Pertuan Besar
Negeri Sembilan's Birthday
Negeri Sembilan
18 JanSunSultan of Kedah's BirthdayKedah
FEB
1 FebSunFederal Territory DayKuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya
2 FebMonFederal Territory Day Replacement HolidayKuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya
3 FebTuesThaipusamKuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor
19 FebThursChinese New YearNational
20 FebFriChinese New Year 2nd DayNational
MAR
4 MarWedAnniversary of Installation of Sultan of TerengganuTerengganu
APR
3 AprFriEaster - Good FridaySabah & Sarawak
15 AprWedDeclaration of Melaka as a Historical CityMelaka
26 AprSunSultan of Terengganu's BirthdayTerengganu
MAY
1 MayFriLabour DayNational
3 MaySunWesak DayNational
7 MayThursHari Hol PahangPahang
16 MaySatIsrak & MikrajKedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis
17 MaySunRaja Perlis' BirthdayPerlis
30 MaySatHarvest FestivalSabah & Labuan
31 MaySunHarvest Festival
2nd Day
Sabah & Labuan
JUN
1 JunMonHari GawaiSarawak
2 JunTuesHari Gawai
2nd Day
Sarawak
6 JunSatAgong's BirthdayNational
18 Jun*ThursAwal RamadanJohor, Kedah & Melaka
JUL
4 JulSatNuzul Al-QuranKelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Putrajaya, Selangor & Terengganu
7 JulTuesGeorgetown World
Heritage City Day
Penang
11 JulSatPenang Governor's BirthdayPenang
17 Jul*FriHari Raya AidilfitriNational
18 Jul*SatHari Raya Aidilfitri
2nd Day
National
AUG
31 AugMonNational Day /
Merdeka Day
National
SEPT
12 SepSatSarawak Governor's BirthdaySarawak
16 SepWedMalaysia DayNational
24 Sep*ThursHari Raya HajiNational
25 Sep*FriHari Raya Haji
2nd Day
Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu
OCT
3 OctSatSabah Governor's BirthdaySabah
9 OctFriMelaka Governor's BirthdayMelaka
14 OctWedAwal MuharramNational
24 OctSatSultan of Pahang's BirthdayPahang
NOV
10 Nov*TuesDeepavaliNational (except Sarawak)
11 NovWedSultan of Kelantan's BirthdayKelantan
12 NovThursSultan of Kelantan's Birthday 2nd DayKelantan
18 NovWedHari Hol Almarhum Sultan JohorJohor
22 NovSunSultan of Johor's BirthdayJohor
27 NovFriSultan of Perak's BirthdayPerak
DEC
11 DecFriSultan of Selangor's BirthdaySelangor
24 DecThursProphet Muhammad's BirthdayNational
25 DecFriChristmasNational

*Subject to change.