Kedah Public Holidays 2017Today – 20 November 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.
|15 Jan||Sun||Sultan of Kedah's Birthday|
|28 Jan||Sat||Chinese New Year|
|29 Jan||Sun||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|30 Jan||Mon||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|24 Apr||Mon||Israk and Mikraj|
|24 Apr||Mon||Installation of YDP Agong|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|10 May||Wed||Wesak Day|
|27 May||Sat||Awal Ramadan|
|28 May||Sun||Awal Ramadan Holiday|
|25 Jun||Sun||Hari Raya Aidilfitri|
|26 Jun||Mon||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|31 Aug||Thu||Merdeka Day|
|1 Sep||Fri||Hari Raya Haji|
|2 Sep||Sat||Hari Raya Haji Holiday|
|4 Sep||Mon||Sep 4 Holiday (SEA Games)|
|9 Sep||Sat||Agong's Birthday|
|12 Sep||Tue||Passing of Sultan Kedah|
|16 Sep||Sat||Malaysia Day|
|17 Sep||Sun||Malaysia Day Holiday|
|22 Sep||Fri||Awal Muharram|
|1 Dec||Fri||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas 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.