Malaysia Holidays 2019

Malaysians enjoy many public holidays each year. The school term starts in January and ends around mid-November with 4 breaks in between. Meanwhile, certain states observe more holidays as compared to others depending on their demographic and other factors.

Federal Holidays

Each year, Malaysia experiences a series of federal holidays which are observed by the entire country. It must be noted that while federal holidays are usually applicable to all states, there are a numbered few that does not follow.

  1. 1 January, Tuesday – New Year’s Day – Observed by most states except Perlis, Teregganu, Kelantan, Kedah, Kelantan and Johor
  2. 21 January, Monday – Thaipusam – celebrated only in Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak and Penang
  3. 1 February, Friday – Federal Territory Day – Only applicable and observed in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan (being Federal Territories of Malaysia)
  4. 5 and 6 February, Tuesday and Wednesday – Chinese New Year – Nationwide celebrations
  5. 1 May, Wednesday – Labour Day – Nationwide
  6. 19 May, Sunday – Wesak Day, holiday observed on 20 May except Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah
  7. 22 May, Wednesday – Nuzul Quran – observed nationwide except in Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Sarawak and Johor
  8. 5 and 6 June, Wednesday and Thursday, – Eid Mubarak also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri
  9. 11 and 12 August, Sunday and Monday – Hari Raya Haji
  10. 31 August, Saturday – Merdeka Day
  11. 1 September, Sunday – Awal Muharram
  12. 9 September, Monday – the Yang Dipertuan Agong’s Birthday
  13. 16 September, Monday – Malaysia Day
  14. 27 October, Sunday – Deepavali
  15. 9 November, Saturday – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
  16. 25 December, Wednesday – Christmas Day

State Level Holidays

Besides the holidays observed at the federal level, the respective have their own holidays as well. They are as follow:

  • 14 January, Monday – YDPB Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday
  • 20 January, Sunday – Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday
  • 4 March, Monday – Installation of Sultan Terengganu
  • 23 March, Saturday – Sultan of Johor’s Birthday
  • 3 April, Wednesday – Israk and Mikraj – only in the states of Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis
  • 15 April, Monday – Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City
  • 19 April, Friday – Good Friday – Only in Sabah and Sarawak
  • 26 April, Friday – Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday
  • 6 May, Monday – Awal Ramadan – Only for states of Johor, Kedah and Melaka
  • 7 May, Tuesday – Hari Hol Pahang
  • 30 and 31 May, Thursday and Friday – Harvest Festival – only for Federal Territory Labuan and Sabah
  • 1 and 2 June, Saturday and Sunday – Hari Gawai – Only for Sarawak
  • 7 July, Sunday – Georgetown World Heritage City Day
  • 13 July, Saturday – Penang Governor’s Birthday
  • 17 July, Wednesday – Raja Perlis’ Birthday
  • 22 July, Monday – Sarawak Day
  • 14 September, Saturday – Sarawak Governor’s Birthday
  • 5 October, Saturday – Sabah Governor’s Birthday
  • 11 October, Friday – Melaka Governor’s Birthday
  • 24 October, Monday – Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday
  • 28 October, Monday – Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar
  • 1 November, Friday – Sultan of Perak’s Birthday
  • 11 November, Monday – Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday
  • 12 November, Tuesday – Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Holiday
  • 11 December, Wednesday – Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday

2019 School Holidays

The school terms have not been confirmed by the Ministry of Education and will be updated when it becomes available.

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