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Johor Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Johor public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Johor is the southernmost state in Malaysia and the fifth largest in size. The state is connected by two bridges to Singapore and over 300,000 of the citizens of Johor are employed in Singapore. However, many residents of Singapore visit Malaysia in order to shop in the affordable shopping malls. The capital city, Johor Bahru, is an important industrial and commercial hub with a strong tourist trade.

State-specific Public Holidays

Johor’s public holidays are mostly the same as other states in Malaysia. However it does celebrate a special holiday each year for the Sultan of Johor’s Birthday. In 2015, The state government announced that March 23 would be a public holiday, replacing November 22 which had historically been celebrated as the Sultan of Johor’s birthday.

The change was made in honour of the coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskander who is the fifth Sultan in modern Johor history. Initially, the government planned to add a holiday for the coronation, but instead chose to replace celebration of the Sultan’s birthday with a celebration of his coronation.

Things to do and see in Johor

Endau Rompin National Park is popular among hikers and nature enthusiasts in Johor. The Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim is a symbol of the King’s plans for Johor. It was one of the first “skyscrapers” in the country, dedicated in 1942. It is a symbol of traditional and modern civilisation.

Zoo Johor is another attraction and is considered one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia as it was built in 1928. There are more than 100 species housed in the zoo, some of which are endangered. Animal shows are also presented at the zoo and it is a favourite attraction for children.

Public Holidays 2017

28 JanSatChinese New Year
29 JanSunChinese New Year
2nd Day
30 JanMonChinese New Year
9 FebThuThaipusam *
23 MarThuSultan of Johor's Birthday
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedWesak Day
27 MaySatAwal Ramadan *
28 MaySunAwal Ramadan Holiday *
3 JunSatAgong's Birthday
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri *
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri
2nd Day *
31 AugThuNational Day /
Merdeka Day
1 SepFriHari Raya Haji *
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
17 SepSunMalaysia Day
22 SepFriAwal Muharram
18 OctWedDeepavali *
26 OctThuHari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas