Malaysia Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on the weekend are observed the following day.

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Hari Raya Puasa itself. Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
February
01
Federal Territory Day
Start date:
1 February 2021

Regional observation only (Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, and Labuan).

February
12
Chinese New Year
Start date:
12 February 2021
End date:
13 February 2021

If Lunar New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the following working day is a public holiday. Nationwide except for two states.

April
13
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
13 April 2021
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2021
May
13
Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
13 May 2021
May
26
Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
26 May 2021
June
05
King's Birthday
Start date:
5 June 2021
July
20
Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
20 July 2021
August
31
Merdeka Day (National Day)
Start date:
31 August 2021
October
19
Maulidur Rasul (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
19 October 2021

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

November
04
Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
4 November 2021
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2021

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