Malaysians get a lot of holidays, and we all love to use them! This website is here to make it easier for you to check your public holidays and the make the most of your time off! We currently have public holidays for 2014 listed.
Alternately, you can check for public holidays by state:
- Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan
- Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
- Negeri Sembilan
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 and Christmas are examples of holidays that days of religious significance.
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.
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 public holidays fall 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.
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 tool place on 16th September 1963. This holiday was first celebrated in 2010.
This list of public holidays for 2014 has now been updated to reflect the final official list released by the government.
|1 January||Wednesday||New Year||All states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu|
|14 January||Tuesday||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday||National|
|14 January||Tuesday||Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan's Birthday||Negeri Sembilan|
|15 January||Wednesday||Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan's Birthday Replacement Holiday||Negeri Sembilan|
|17 January||Friday||Thaipusam||Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Kedah, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor|
|19 January||Sunday||Sultan of Kedah's Birthday||Kedah|
|31 January||Friday||Chinese New Year||National|
|1 February||Saturday||Chinese New Year |
|1 February||Saturday||Federal Territory Day||Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya|
|3 February||Monday||Federal Territory Day Replacement Holiday||Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya|
|4 March||Tuesday||Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu||Terengganu|
|15 April||Tuesday||Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City||Melaka|
|18 April||Friday||Easter - Good Friday||Sabah & Sarawak|
|19 April||Saturday||Sultan of Perak's Birthday||Perak|
|26 April||Saturday||Sultan of Terengganu's Birthday||Terengganu|
|27 April||Sunday||Sultan of Terengganu's Birthday|
|1 May||Thursday||Labour Day||National|
|7 May||Wednesday||Hari Hol Pahang||Pahang|
|13 May||Tuesday||Wesak Day||National|
|17 May||Saturday||Raja Perlis' Birthday||Perlis|
|27 May||Tuesday||Israk & Mikraj||Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis|
|30 May||Friday||Harvest Festival||Sabah & Labuan|
|31 May||Saturday||Harvest Festival|
|Sabah & Labuan|
|1 June||Sunday||Hari Gawai||Sarawak|
|2 June||Monday||Hari Gawai|
|3 June||Tuesday||Hari Gawai|
|7 June||Saturday||Agong's Birthday||National|
|29 June*||Sunday||Awal Ramadan||Johor, Kedah & Melaka|
|7 July||Monday||Georgetown World Heritage City Day||Penang|
|12 July||Saturday||Penang Governor's Birthday||Penang|
|15 July||Tuesday||Nuzul Al-Quran||Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Putrajaya Selangor & Terengganu|
|28 July*||Monday||Hari Raya Aidilfitri||National|
|29 July*||Tuesday||Hari Raya Aidilfitri|
|31 August||Sunday||National Day / |
|1 September||Monday||National Day / |
|National except Johor, Kedah,
Kelantan & Terengganu
|13 September||Saturday||Sarawak Governor's Birthday||Sarawak|
|16 September||Tuesday||Malaysia Day||National|
|4 October||Saturday||Sabah Governor's Birthday||Sabah|
|5 October*||Sunday||Hari Raya Haji||National|
|6 October*||Monday||Hari Raya Haji|
2nd Day / Replacement
|10 October||Friday||Melaka Governor's Birthday||Melaka|
|22 October||Wednesday||Deepavali||National except Sarawak|
|24 October||Friday||Sultan of Pahang's Birthday||Pahang|
|25 October||Saturday||Awal Muharram||National|
|11 November||Tuesday||Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday||Kelantan|
|12 November||Wednesday||Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday|
|22 November||Saturday||Sultan of Johor's Birthday||Johor|
|29 November||Saturday||Hari Hol Almarhum|
|11 December||Thursday||Sultan of Selangor's Birthday||Selangor|
(Dates sourced from kabinet.gov.my)
*To be confirmed. Subject to change.