Penang Public Holidays 2017Today – 28 July 2017 – is not a holiday in Penang.
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Penang. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|28 Jan||Sat||Chinese New Year|
|29 Jan||Sun||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|30 Jan||Mon||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|24 Apr||Mon||Installation of YDP Agong|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|10 May||Wed||Wesak Day|
|12 Jun||Mon||Nuzul Al-Quran|
|25 Jun||Sun||Hari Raya Aidilfitri|
|26 Jun||Mon||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|27 Jun||Tue||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|7 Jul||Fri||Georgetown World Heritage City Day|
|8 Jul||Sat||Penang Governor's Birthday|
|31 Aug||Thu||Merdeka Day|
|1 Sep||Fri||Hari Raya Haji|
|9 Sep||Sat||Agong's Birthday|
|16 Sep||Sat||Malaysia Day|
|21 Sep||Thu||Awal Muharram|
|1 Dec||Fri||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
George Town World Heritage Day is a unique public holiday only celebrated in Penang, commemorating the inscription of the city as a World Heritage City by UNESCO. A community-centred festival is held on July 7 each year featuring entertainment that includes martial arts demonstrations, dances and street performances. There are also re-enactments of street life during the 1900s, food festivals and special tours.
Another public holiday only celebrated in this state is the Penang Governor’s Birthday. Penang is one of only four states in Malaysia to not have a ruler or Sultan who inherits leadership of the country. Instead, the Governor is appointed by the King of Malaysia. This public holiday is celebrated on the second Saturday in July each year. The current Governor of Penang is Abdul Rahman who was recently sworn in for his sixth term.