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Kedah Public Holidays

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Kedah and start planning to make the most of your time off.

Kedah’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 Kedah’s Birthday, celebrated on January 17. Another  public holiday that is only celebrated in Kedah and two other states is Israk and Mikraj.

Israk and Mikraj is celebrated on the 27th day of the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. It marks the night that Allah took Mohammed on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem before ascending him into heaven. Many who celebrate the holiday spend the evening listening to the story of Israk and Mikraj either at home or at a mosque. Some decorate their home with candles or small lights. They also share food, usually sweets with each other or enjoy a communal meal.

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