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National Holidays in Malaysia in 2018

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DayDateHoliday NameTypeComments
MondayJanuary 01New Year's DayRegional HolidayMost states
SundayJanuary 14Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri SembilanRegional HolidayNegeri Sembilan only
WednesdayJanuary 31ThaipusamRegional HolidaySeveral states
ThursdayFebruary 01Federal Territory DayRegional HolidayKuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya
FridayFebruary 16Chinese New YearNational Holiday1st day of 1st lunar month
SaturdayFebruary 17Chinese New YearRegional HolidayExcept Kelantan, Terengganu
SundayMarch 04Anniversary of Installation of the SultanRegional HolidayTerengganu
FridayMarch 23Birthday of the Sultan of JohorRegional HolidayJohor only
FridayMarch 30Good FridayRegional HolidaySabah and Sarawak
SaturdayApril 14Isra and MirajRegional HolidayKedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan
SundayApril 15Declaration of Malacca as a Historical CityRegional HolidayMalacca
ThursdayApril 26Birthday of the Sultan of TerengganuRegional HolidayTerengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
TuesdayMay 01Labour DayNational HolidayInternational Workers' Day
MondayMay 07The Sultan of Pahang HolRegional HolidayPahang
WednesdayMay 09Public HolidayNational HolidayFor participation in General Elections
ThursdayMay 10Public HolidayRegional HolidayIn conjunction with the 14th General Election
FridayMay 11Public HolidayRegional HolidayIn conjunction with the 14th General Election
SundayMay 13Mother's DayNot a Public Holiday2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
ThursdayMay 17Public HolidayRegional HolidaySarawak only
ThursdayMay 17Beginning of RamadanRegional HolidayJohor, Kedah, Melaka only
FridayMay 18Public HolidayRegional HolidaySarawak only
TuesdayMay 29Wesak DayNational HolidayBirth of Buddha
WednesdayMay 30Pesta KaamatanRegional HolidaySabah and Labuan only
ThursdayMay 31Pesta KaamatanRegional HolidaySabah and Labuan only
FridayJune 01Gawai DayakRegional HolidaySarawak
SaturdayJune 02Gawai DayakRegional HolidaySarawak
SaturdayJune 02Nuzul Al-Quran DayRegional HolidayAll regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
FridayJune 15Hari Raya AidilfitriNational HolidayEnd of Ramadan
SaturdayJune 16Hari Raya AidilfitriNational HolidaySecond day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
SundayJune 17Father's DayNot a Public Holiday3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
SaturdayJuly 07George Town Heritage DayRegional HolidayPenang only
SaturdayJuly 14Birthday of the Governor of PenangRegional HolidayPenang
TuesdayJuly 17Birthday of the Raja of PerlisRegional HolidayPerlis only
SundayJuly 22Sarawak DayRegional Holiday
WednesdayAugust 22Eidul AdhaNational HolidayFestival of Sacrifice
FridayAugust 31National DayNational HolidayIndependence Day
SundaySeptember 09Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan AgongNational HolidayKing's Birthday
TuesdaySeptember 11Awal MuharramNational HolidayHijri New Year
SundaySeptember 16Malaysia DayNational HolidayBecame a Federal Holiday in 2010
SaturdaySeptember 22Hari Raya HajiRegional HolidayKedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
SaturdayOctober 06Birthday of the Governor of SabahRegional HolidaySabah only. 1st Saturday in October
FridayOctober 12Melaka Governor's BirthdayRegional HolidayMelaka
SaturdayOctober 13Birthday of the Governor of SarawakRegional HolidaySarawak only
MondayOctober 15The Sultan of Johor HolRegional HolidayJohor only
MondayOctober 22Occasional HolidayRegional HolidayFor installation of Sultan
WednesdayOctober 24Birthday of the Sultan of PahangRegional HolidayPahang only
MondayOctober 29Public HolidayRegional HolidayPerak only. To mark the Malaysia Cup victory
FridayNovember 02Birthday of the Sultan of PerakRegional HolidayPerak
TuesdayNovember 06DeepavaliRegional HolidayThe festival of lights. Except Sarawak
SundayNovember 11Birthday of the Sultan of KelantanRegional HolidayKelantan only
MondayNovember 12Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan HolidayRegional HolidayKelantan only. Second day
TuesdayNovember 20Maulidur RasulNational HolidayBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
SundayDecember 09Public HolidayGovernment HolidayKelantan only. For anti-ICERD rally
TuesdayDecember 11Birthday of The Sultan of SelangorRegional HolidaySelangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
TuesdayDecember 25Christmas DayNational Holiday