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Kedah Public Holidays 2017

Today – 30 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Kedah.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Kedah. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
15 JanSunSultan of Kedah's Birthday
28 JanSatChinese New Year
29 JanSunChinese New Year Holiday
30 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday
24 AprMonIsrak and Mikraj
24 AprMonInstallation of YDP Agong
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedWesak Day
27 MaySatAwal Ramadan
28 MaySunAwal Ramadan Holiday
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
29 JulSatAgong's Birthday
31 AugThuMerdeka Day
1 SepFriHari Raya Haji
2 SepSatHari Raya Haji Holiday
3 SepSunHari Raya Haji Holiday
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
17 SepSunMalaysia Day Holiday
21 SepThuAwal Muharram
18 OctWedDeepavali
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

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.