Sabah Public Holidays 2017Today – 20 August 2017 – is not a holiday in Sabah.
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.
|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|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|24 Apr||Mon||Installation of YDP Agong|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|10 May||Wed||Wesak Day|
|30 May||Tue||Harvest Festival|
|31 May||Wed||Harvest Festival Holiday|
|25 Jun||Sun||Hari Raya Aidilfitri|
|26 Jun||Mon||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|27 Jun||Tue||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|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|
|7 Oct||Sat||Sabah Governor's Birthday|
|1 Dec||Fri||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas 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.