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Melaka Public Holidays 2017

Today – 28 July 2017 – is not a holiday in Melaka.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Melaka. 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
15 AprSatDeclaration of Melaka as a Historical City
24 AprMonInstallation of YDP Agong
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedWesak Day
27 MaySatAwal Ramadan
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
27 JunTueHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
31 AugThuMerdeka Day
1 SepFriHari Raya Haji
9 SepSatAgong's Birthday
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
21 SepThuAwal Muharram
13 OctFriMelaka Governor's Birthday
18 OctWedDeepavali
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Malacca’s public holidays are mostly the same as other states. However, it does celebrate a special holiday each year for the Declaration of Melaka as a Historic City. In 2008, the historic town of Melaka was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, in celebration of that designation, a public holiday was declared.

The holiday is celebrated on April 15 with offices and businesses closing. Melaka demonstrates the early history of Malacca, starting with Malay sultanate periods of the 15th century and through the Portuguese and Dutch periods that followed.

Another public holiday unique to the state is the Malacca Governor’s Birthday. Malacca is not one of the nine royal states in Malaysia. Instead of a Sultan, the head of state in Malacca is a governor or Yang di Pertua Negeri. Malacca was an early royal state, but the monarchy was abolished when the Portuguese conquered it the state in 1511. Each year, on October 14, the Governor of Malacca’s birthday is celebrated as a public holiday.