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Putrajaya Public Holidays 2017

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

Putrajaya is the latest federal territory in Malaysia, built on marshland and former oil palm estates in Selangor. The city was planned due to overcrowding and congestion in Kuala Lumpur. It was created by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad and is named for the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra.

State-specific public holidays

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

Federal Territory Day is celebrated each year on February 1 in Putrajaya and celebrates Putrajaya’s designation as a federal territory in Malaysia in 2001. It was the third federal territory in the country, following Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. Each year since 2007, citizens celebrate a different main theme for the holiday that represents unity, progress and prosperity. Starting in 2008, awards and medals have been presented to citizens who have contributed to the territories.

Things to see and do in Putrajaya

There are several attractions in Putrajaya although it is not a well-known tourist location in Malaysia. The Taman Botani is a tropical botanical garden established as part of the landscape of Putrajaya as the city was designed to be the City in the Garden. The park has five different themes that include an Explorer’s Trail, Floral Gardens, Sun Garden, Palm Hill and the Lakeside.

Interestingly, some of the biggest attractions in Putrajaya are bridges. A large man-made lake in the centre of the city provides attractive waterfront settings but there needed to be a way for transportation across the lake. Eight bridges were built, five of which have become tourist attractions.

The Seri Perdana Bridge is built in Moorish style featuring eight pavilions with views of many landmarks in Putrajaya. The Seri Wawasan Bridge has a futuristic design and is easily visible from many points in the city. The Seri Saujana Bridge looks like a giant harp and is colorfully laminated at night.

The Seri Gemilang Bridge is a more traditional design with decorative tower trimmed in marble and gold. The Putra Bridge is a popular spot for wedding photos. It is a two-tier bridge with an upper level used for vehicle travel and the lower level for a planned monorail system.

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 FebWedFederal Territory Day
9 FebThuThaipusam *
1 MayMonLabour Day
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 *
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas