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Selangor Public Holidays 2017

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

Selangor is located on the west coast of Malaysia, bordered by Perak, Pahang Negeri Sembilan and the Straits of Malacca. It has been called the gateway of Malaysia and is also the industrial hub of the country.

Selangor has a rich and colourful history with many of its historical locations now interesting attractions to visitors.

State-specific Public Holidays

Selangor’s public holidays are mostly the same as other states. However, it does celebrate the Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday on December 11 each year, to honour the current Sultan.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris-Shah is the ninth Sultan of Selangor, succeeding his father Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in 2001. On this holiday, government offices and schools are closed along with some businesses.

Attractions in Selangor

The Batu Caves are an iconic tourist attraction in Selangor. It is the site of a Hindu temple and shrine, attracting many visitors each year. It is especially popular during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival. There is a large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance which requires a steep climb. The climb reveals stunning views of the city. It is not unusual to see monkeys in the caves and the area is popular among rock climbers.

The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is housed in a one-of-a-kind modern building that is designed after a traditional Minangkabau house. It was established after the cessation of Kuala Lumpur to the federal government and is named after the Seventh Sultan of Selangor.

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is one of the most stunning buildings in all of Malaysia. It is often referred to as the Blue Mosque and offers the tallest minarets in the world. Islamic calligraphy adorns the edges surrounding the dome and sunlight filtering through blue stained glass provides a blue ambience, evoking feelings of peace and serenity.

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
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
11 DecMonSultan of Selangor's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas