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National Holidays in Malaysia in 2021

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DayDateHoliday NameTypeComments
FridayJanuary 01New Year's DayRegional HolidayMost states
ThursdayJanuary 14Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri SembilanRegional HolidayNegeri Sembilan only
ThursdayJanuary 28ThaipusamRegional HolidaySeveral states
MondayFebruary 01Federal Territory DayRegional HolidayKuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya
FridayFebruary 12Chinese New YearNational Holiday1st day of 1st lunar month
SaturdayFebruary 13Chinese New Year HolidayNational HolidaySecond day of first lunar month
ThursdayMarch 04Anniversary of Installation of the SultanRegional HolidayTerengganu
ThursdayMarch 11Isra and MirajRegional HolidayKedah, Perlis, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu
TuesdayMarch 23Birthday of the Sultan of JohorRegional HolidayJohor only
FridayApril 02Good FridayRegional HolidaySabah and Sarawak
TuesdayApril 13Beginning of RamadanRegional HolidayJohor, Kedah, Malacca
ThursdayApril 15Declaration of Malacca as a Historical CityRegional HolidayMalacca
MondayApril 26Birthday of the Sultan of TerengganuRegional HolidayTerengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
ThursdayApril 29Nuzul Al-Quran DayRegional HolidayMost states
FridayApril 30Nuzul Al-Quran DayRegional HolidayMost states
SaturdayMay 01Labour DayNational HolidayInternational Workers' Day
SundayMay 09Mother's DayNot a Public Holiday2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
ThursdayMay 13Hari Raya AidilfitriNational HolidayEnd of Ramadan
FridayMay 14Hari Raya Aidilfitri HolidayNational Holiday
SaturdayMay 22The Sultan of Pahang HolRegional HolidayPahang
WednesdayMay 26Wesak DayNational HolidayBirth of Buddha
SundayMay 30Pesta KaamatanRegional HolidaySabah and Labuan only
MondayMay 31Pesta KaamatanRegional HolidaySabah and Labuan only
TuesdayJune 01Gawai DayakRegional HolidaySarawak
WednesdayJune 02Gawai DayakRegional HolidaySarawak
MondayJune 07Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan AgongNational Holiday1st Monday in June
SundayJune 20Birthday of the Sultan of KedahRegional HolidayKedah only
SundayJune 20Father's DayNot a Public Holiday3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
WednesdayJuly 07George Town Heritage DayRegional HolidayPenang only
SaturdayJuly 10Birthday of the Governor of PenangRegional HolidayPenang
SaturdayJuly 17Birthday of the Raja of PerlisRegional HolidayPerlis only
MondayJuly 19Arafat DayRegional Holiday
TuesdayJuly 20Hari Raya HajiNational HolidayFestival of Sacrifice
WednesdayJuly 21Hari Raya Haji HolidayRegional HolidaySome states
ThursdayJuly 22Sarawak DayRegional Holiday
FridayJuly 30Birthday of the Sultan of PahangRegional HolidayPahang only
TuesdayAugust 10Awal MuharramNational HolidayHijri New Year
TuesdayAugust 24Melaka Governor's BirthdayRegional HolidayMelaka
TuesdayAugust 31National DayNational HolidayIndependence Day
MondaySeptember 13The Sultan of Johor HolRegional HolidayJohor only
ThursdaySeptember 16Malaysia DayNational HolidayBecame a Federal Holiday in 2010
SaturdayOctober 02Birthday of the Governor of SabahRegional HolidaySabah only. 1st Saturday in October
SaturdayOctober 09Birthday of the Governor of SarawakRegional HolidaySarawak only
TuesdayOctober 19Maulidur RasulNational HolidayBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
ThursdayNovember 04DeepavaliRegional HolidayThe festival of lights. Except Sarawak
FridayNovember 05Birthday of the Sultan of PerakRegional HolidayPerak
ThursdayNovember 11Birthday of the Sultan of KelantanRegional HolidayKelantan only
FridayNovember 12Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan HolidayRegional HolidayKelantan only. Second day
SaturdayNovember 20Special Public HolidayRegional HolidayMelaka
FridayDecember 03Public HolidayRegional HolidayFederal Territories
SaturdayDecember 11Birthday of The Sultan of SelangorRegional HolidaySelangor
FridayDecember 24Christmas EveRegional HolidaySabah
SaturdayDecember 25Christmas DayNational Holiday