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Pahang Public Holidays 2017

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

The third largest state in Malaysia, Pahang occupies the Pahang River basin and is bordered by Kelantan, Perak, Johor and the South China Sea. It is a constitutional monarchy with the Sultan of Pahang acting as the constitutional ruler.

State-specific public holidays

The Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday is one of the public holidays unique to this state. The Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday is celebrated as a public holiday on October 24 each year. Businesses and offices are closed for the day in order to celebrate the Sultan’s birthday.

The current Sultan of Pahang is Ahmad Shah whose actual birthday is April 26. He succeeded his father as sultan in 1974 although his election was controversial since he was at odds with the current prime minister.

Things to see and do in Pahang

Perched atop the City of Entertainment, the Genting Highlands offers ice skating, entertainment and shopping opportunities. Because it sits at an altitude of 2,000 metres, it is cooler than most of Malaysia and many residents visit the area to enjoy what they call “European” weather.

Just off the coast of Pahang is Tioman Island which has been called one of the best island getaways in the world. It is said to be the resting place of a mythical dragon princess and the warm waters as well as extensive visibility make it the perfect diving location. Back on the mainland, Taman Negara National Park is the oldest protected area in Malaysia. River cruises and jungle treks are available in the park. Visitors are treated to a close up view of a rainforest canopy.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
28 JanSatChinese New Year
29 JanSunChinese New Year
2nd Day
30 JanMonChinese New Year
Additional Holiday
1 MayMonLabour Day
7 MaySunHari Hol Pahang
8 MayMonHari Hol Pahang
10 MayWedWesak Day
3 JunSatAgong's Birthday
12 JunMonNuzul Al-Quran
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri *
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri
2nd Day *
27 JunTueHari Raya Aidilfitri
Holiday *
31 AugThuNational Day /
Merdeka Day
1 SepFriHari Raya Haji *
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
22 SepFriAwal Muharram
18 OctWedDeepavali *
24 OctTueSultan of Pahang's Birthday
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas