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Kelantan Public Holidays 2017

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

The state of Kelantan is bordered by Narathiwat Province of Thailand as well as the South China Sea. Kelantan is said to mean “Land of Lightning,” although some historians believe the name means many other things, including “swamp tea tree” or “clay pool.” However, many historians believe the name comes from “Land of Kolaam” which refers to the floor paintings in many of the Hindu temples in ancient times.

State-specific public holidays

Kelantan’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 Kelantan’s Birthday. The holiday is celebrated on November 11 each year for the current Sultan Tenkku Muhammad Faris Petra, who is the oldest son of Sultan Ismail Petra. The Sultan is the constitutional head of Kelantan and executive powers are vested in him. His actual birthday is October 9.

Things to see and do in Kelantan

Istana Jahar, or Jahar Palace, was the royal residence in Kota Bahru and was built in 1855 by the Sultan Muhammed II for his grandson, Long Kundur. The Museums of Royal Traditions and Customs are now housed in the palace.

The Pintu Gerbang Kota Sultan Ismail Petra is an arch built to commemorate Kota Bahru as a city of culture and to preserve the Malay culture. It is named after Sultan Ismail Petra who spearheaded the building of the arch. The Central Market, known as the Pasir Siti Khadijah, is an excellent shopping location. Many local goods are sold at the market which is next to the Kota Bahru Trade Centre, the largest shopping mall in the city.

Kelantan has been called the centre of Malay culture with rustic fishing villages, rice fields and palm-fringed beaches. Visitors will find a wide array of crafts based in Malay culture and history.

Public Holidays 2017

UPDATE : 19 Feb (Sun) has been declared a public holiday in Kelantan in support of the RUU355 rally gathering.

28 JanSatChinese New Year
29 JanSunChinese New Year
2nd Day
30 JanMonChinese New Year
19 FebSunSpecial Public Holiday
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedWesak Day
3 JunSatAgong's Birthday
12 JunMonNuzul Al-Quran
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri *
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri
2nd Day *
31 AugThuNational Day /
Merdeka Day
1 SepFriHari Raya Haji *
2 SepSatHari Raya Haji
2nd Day *
3 SepSunHari Raya Haji
Holiday *
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
17 SepSunMalaysia Day
22 SepFriAwal Muharram
18 OctWedDeepavali *
11 NovSatSultan of Kelantan's Birthday
12 NovSunSultan of Kelantan's Birthday 2nd Day
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas