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Labuan Public Holidays 2017

Today – 30 May 2017 – is a holiday in Labuan for Harvest Festival.

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

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
28 JanSatChinese New Year
29 JanSunChinese New Year Holiday
30 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday
1 FebWedFederal Territory Day
24 AprMonInstallation of YDP Agong
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedWesak Day
30 MayTueHarvest Festival
31 MayWedHarvest Festival Holiday
12 JunMonNuzul Al-Quran
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
27 JunTueHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
29 JulSatAgong's Birthday
31 AugThuMerdeka Day
1 SepFriHari Raya Haji
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
21 SepThuAwal Muharram
18 OctWedDeepavali
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Labuan’s public holidays are mostly the same as other states and territories across Malaysia. However the island does celebrate a special holiday called Federal Territory Day along with only two other territories.

Federal Territory Day is celebrated on February 1 each year in Labuan. The holiday celebrates the date when Labuan became the second federal territory in Malaysia in 1984, following Kuala Lumpur, the first federal territory. Government offices are closed on this day although some businesses remain open. If the holiday falls on a weekend, it may be celebrated on Monday.

Another holiday that’s celebrated only in Labuan and Sabah is the Harvest Festival, known as Pesta Ka’amatan, celebrated on the 30th and 31st of May each year. It is closely connected to the cultivation of rice, marking the end of the planting cycle. Farmers give thanks to the spirits for providing them with a good harvest and ask them to bless the harvest for the following year.