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Sabah Public Holidays 2017

Today – 25 June 2017 – is a holiday in Sabah for Eid al-Fitr.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Sabah. 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
14 AprFriGood Friday
24 AprMonInstallation of YDP Agong
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedWesak Day
30 MayTueHarvest Festival
31 MayWedHarvest Festival Holiday
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
7 OctSatSabah Governor's Birthday
18 OctWedDeepavali
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Sabah has three public holidays not found in most other parts of the country:

  • Good Friday is a public holiday allowing Christians to remember the day, according to the Bible, that Jesus died on the cross. It is celebrated on the Friday before Easter. Malaysia has a small Christian population with just over nine percent of the country claiming to be Christian in the 2010 census. However, in Sabah, Christians make up 30 percent of the population.
  • The Harvest Festival is connected to the rice crop in Sabah and farmers take the time to give thanks to the spirits for a fruitful reap as well as to pray for a bountiful harvest the following year. It is celebrated at the end of May.
  • The Sabah Governor’s birthday is also a public holiday in Sabah and is celebrated in June. The office of Governor was established in 1957 when Malaysia gained independence from the United Kingdom.