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Malaysia Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a national calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Malaysia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

DateDayHolidayStates
1 JanMonNew Year's DayNational except Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis
& Terengganu
14 JanSunYDPB Negeri Sembilan's BirthdayNegeri Sembilan
21 JanSunSultan of Kedah's BirthdayKedah
31 JanWedThaipusamJohor, Kuala Lumpur,
Negeri Sembilan, Penang,
Perak, Putrajaya &
Selangor
1 FebThuFederal Territory DayKuala Lumpur, Labuan
& Putrajaya
16 FebFriChinese New YearNational
17 FebSatChinese New Year HolidayNational
18 FebSunChinese New Year HolidayJohor, Kedah, Kelantan
& Terengganu
4 MarSunInstallation of Sultan TerengganuTerengganu
23 MarFriSultan of Johor's BirthdayJohor
30 MarFriGood FridaySabah & Sarawak
14 AprSatIsrak and MikrajKedah, Negeri Sembilan
& Perlis
15 AprSunDeclaration of Melaka as a Historical CityMelaka
26 AprThuSultan of Terengganu's BirthdayTerengganu
1 MayTueLabour DayNational
7 MayMonHari Hol PahangPahang
17 MayThuAwal RamadanJohor, Kedah &
Melaka
17 MayThuRaja Perlis' BirthdayPerlis
29 MayTueWesak DayNational
30 MayWedHarvest FestivalLabuan & Sabah
31 MayThuHarvest Festival HolidayLabuan & Sabah
1 JunFriHari GawaiSarawak
2 JunSatHari Gawai HolidaySarawak
2 JunSatNuzul Al-QuranNational except Johor,
Kedah, Melaka, Negeri
Sembilan, Sabah &
Sarawak
15 JunFriHari Raya AidilfitriNational
16 JunSatHari Raya Aidilfitri HolidayNational
17 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri HolidayJohor, Kedah, Kelantan
& Terengganu
7 JulSatGeorgetown World Heritage City DayPenang
7 JulSatPenang Governor's BirthdayPenang
22 JulSunSarawak DaySarawak
28 JulSatAgong's BirthdayNational
22 AugWedHari Raya HajiNational
23 AugThuHari Raya Haji HolidayKedah, Kelantan, Perlis
& Terengganu
31 AugFriMerdeka DayNational
8 SepSatSarawak Governor's BirthdaySarawak
11 SepTueAwal MuharramNational
16 SepSunMalaysia DayNational
17 SepMonMalaysia Day HolidayNational except Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan &
Terengganu
6 OctSatSabah Governor's BirthdaySabah
12 OctFriMelaka Governor's BirthdayMelaka
15 OctMonHari Hol Almarhum Sultan IskandarJohor
24 OctWedSultan of Pahang's BirthdayPahang
2 NovFriSultan of Perak's BirthdayPerak
6 NovTueDeepavaliNational except Sarawak
11 NovSunSultan of Kelantan's BirthdayKelantan
12 NovMonSultan of Kelantan's Birthday HolidayKelantan
20 NovTueProphet Muhammad's BirthdayNational
11 DecTueSultan of Selangor's BirthdaySelangor
25 DecTueChristmas DayNational

Many of Malaysia’s public holidays are celebrated across the country, however each state and territory also has its own state-specific holidays.

Also, state and federal governments can announce additional dates at short notice if they choose – and have done so in the past for events such as the installation of a new king or the country winning gold at a sporting event.

The Malaysian Cabinet office normally releases an official list of public holidays for the next year about 6-months in advance. The list of public holidays below is therefore not yet official. Instead, these are the likely dates of public holidays based upon our best calculations.

We will update the 2018 list once the official dates are announced. In the meantime, they are subject to change.

Choose your state or territory

JohorPenang
KedahPerak
KelantanPerlis
Kuala LumpurPutrajaya
LabuanSabah
MelakaSarawak
Negeri SembilanSelangor
PahangTerengganu