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.

2020

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2020
January
25
Chinese New Year
Start date:
25 January 2020
End date:
27 January 2020

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

February
01
Federal Territory Day
Start date:
1 February 2020

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

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2020
May
07
Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
7 May 2020
May
24
Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
24 May 2020
End date:
26 May 2020
June
06
King's Birthday
Start date:
6 June 2020
July
31
Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
31 July 2020
End date:
2 August 2020
August
20
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
20 August 2020
August
31
Merdeka Day (National Day)
Start date:
31 August 2020
October
29
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
29 October 2020

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

November
14
Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
14 November 2020
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2020

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