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Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021, 2022 and 2023

The Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, called Hari Raya Aidilfitri, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims.

YearDateDayHolidayStates
202113 MayThuHari Raya Aidilfitri National
14 MayFriHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
16 MaySunHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Johor & Kedah
20222 MayMonHari Raya Aidilfitri National
3 MayTueHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
202322 AprSatHari Raya Aidilfitri National
23 AprSunHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
24 AprMonHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
202410 AprWedHari Raya Aidilfitri National
11 AprThuHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Hari Raya literally means ‘celebration day’, and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is the day that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of dawn-to-sunset fasting. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is considered one of the two most important celebrations for Muslims, the other being Hari Raya Haji – the festival of Abraham’s sacrifice.

Hari Raya is one of the biggest holidays in Malaysia, and many Muslims (and even non-Muslims) return to their family home (balik kampong) driving or flying home for a couple of days before the day to be with their families and loved ones. There are often jams during this travelling time but these soon resolve as other travellers reach their destinations.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri sees families and friends seeking forgiveness from each other, visiting ancestors’ graves, saying prayers at the mosque and visiting relatives and friends to feast traditional Malay delicacies like ketupat, rendang, satay, lemang and curry. In Malaysia, children are given token sums of money from their parents or elders.

The Ramadan period has communal aspects to it with many of the basic values of the Muslim community, such as empathy for the poor, charity, worship, steadfastness and patience being expressed more during this period.

During Ramadan, decorations of kampung houses, ketupats, oil lamps and colourful lights decorate big malls like Mid Valley, 1 Utama, Pavilion, Sunway Pyramid and the Curve. Little shops also are decorated in the lead-up.

Across the country, the Ramadan month provides great food choices for those who like to sample authentic Malay cuisines. Ramadan bazaars are set up across various neighbourhoods like Pantai Dalam, TTDISection 17Section 14Kelana Jaya, and Cheras, with a huge selection of food stalls lining the streets.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a joyous celebration that involves happy feasting in homes everywhere where family members greet one another with Selamat Hari Raya.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHolidayStates
202024 MaySunHari Raya Aidilfitri National
25 MayMonHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
26 MayTueHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National except Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan &
Terengganu
20195 JunWedHari Raya Aidilfitri National
6 JunThuHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
201815 JunFriHari Raya Aidilfitri National
16 JunSatHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
17 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Johor, Kedah, Kelantan
& Terengganu
201725 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri National
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National
27 JunTueHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday National except Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan &
Terengganu