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2018 list of public holidays in store for Malaysia

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Following Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower’s announcement that there will be four long weekends in 2018, Malaysian employers and their teams also have their fair (or even greater) share of joy over the long list of national holidays in Malaysia for 2018.

The following is the list of public [national] holidays in Malaysia in 2018:

[* marks holidays which are subject to change]

  • 1 Jan 2018 - New Year’s Day – Monday (except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu)
  • 16 Feb 2018 - Chinese New Year – Friday
  • 17 Feb 2018 – Chinese New Year (2nd day) – Saturday
  • Apr/May 2018 – Vesak Day*
  • 1 May 2018 - Labour Day – Tuesday
  • 2 Jun 2018 - Nuzul Al-Quran – Saturday (except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak)
  • 15 Jun 2018 - Hari Raya Aidilfitri* – Friday
  • 16 Jun 2018 - Hari Raya Aidilfitri* (2nd day) – Saturday
  • 22 Aug 2018 – Hari Raya Haji* – Wednesday
  • 31 Aug 2018 - National Day – Friday (except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
  • 9 Sep 2018 – Yang Dipertuan Agong’s Birthday – Saturday
  • 11 Sep 2018- Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) – Tuesday
  • 16 Sep 2018 - Malaysia Day – Sunday
  • 17 Sep 2018 – Malaysia Day – Monday (except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
  • 6 Nov 2018 – Deepavali* – Tuesday (except for Sarawak)
  • 20 Nov 2018 – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – Tuesday
  • 25 Dec 2018 – Christmas Day – Tuesday

In addition to the above, here are some key holidays for the following states:

Johor

  • 31 Jan 2018 - Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 18 Feb 2018 - Chinese New Year – Sunday
  • 23 Mar 2018 - Sultan of Johor’s Birthday – Friday
  • 17 May 2018 - Awal Ramadan – Thursday
  • 17 Jun 2018 - Hari Raya Aidilfitri – Sunday
  • 15 Oct 2018 - Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar – Monday

Kedah

  • 21 Jan 2018 - Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday – Sunday
  • 31 Jan 2018 - Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 18 Feb 2018 - Chinese New Year – Sunday
  • 14 Apr 2018 - Israk & Mikraj – Saturday
  • 17 May 2018 - Awal Ramadan – Thursday
  • 17 Jun 2018 - Hari Raya Aidilfitri – Sunday
  • 23 Aug 2018 - Hari Raya Haji – Thursday

Kelantan

  • 18 Feb 2018 - Chinese New Year – Sunday
  • 17 Jun 2018 - Hari Raya Aidilfitri – Sunday
  • 23 Aug 2018 - Hari Raya Haji – Thursday
  • 11 Nov 2018 - Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday – Sunday
  • 12 Nov 2018 - Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday (2nd day)- Monday

Kuala Lumpur

  • 31 Jan 2018 – Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 1 Feb 2018 - Federal Territory Day – Thursday

Labuan

  • 1 Feb 2018 - Federal Territory Day – Thursday
  • 30 May 2018 - Harvest Festival – Wednesday
  • 31 May 2018 - Harvest Festival (2nd day) – Thursday

Melaka

  • 15 Apr 2018 - Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City – Sunday
  • 17 May 2018 – Awal Ramadan – Thursday
  • 12 Oct 2018 – Melaka Governor’s Birthday – Friday

Negeri Sembilan

  • 14 Jan 2018 – YDPB Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday – Sunday
  • 31 Jan 2018 - Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 14 Apr 2018 - Israk & Mikraj – Saturday

Pahang

  • 7 May 2018 - Hari Hol Pahang – Monday
  • 24 Oct 2018 - Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday – Wednesday

Penang

  • 31 Jan 2018 - Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 7 Jul 2018 - Georgetown World Heritage City Day – Saturday
  • 14 Jul 2018 - Penang Governor’s Birthday – Saturday

Perak

  • 31 Jan 2018 - Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 2 Nov 2018 - Sultan of Perak’s Birthday – Friday

Perlis

  • 14 Apr 2018 – Israk & Mikraj – Saturday
  • 17 May 2018 – Raja Perlis’ Birthday – Thursday
  • 23 Aug 2018 - Hari Raya Haji – Thursday

Putrajaya

  • 31 Jan 2018 - Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 1 Feb 2018 - Federal Territory Day – Thursday

Sabah

  • 30 Mar 2018 - Good Friday – Friday
  • 30 May 2018 - Harvest Festival – Wednesday
  • 31 May 2018 - Harvest Festival (2nd day) – Thursday
  • 6 Oct 2018 - Sabah Governor’s Birthday – Saturday

Sarawak

  • 30 Mar 2018 – Good Friday – Friday
  • 1 Jun 2018 – Hari Gawai – Friday
  • 2 Jun 2018 – Hari Gawai (2nd day) – Saturday
  • 22 Jul 2018 - Sarawak Day – Sunday
  • 9 Sep 2018 - Sarawak Governor’s Birthday – Sunday

Selangor

  • 31 Jan 2018 - Thaipusam – Wednesday
  • 11 Dec 2018 - Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday – Tuesday

Terengganu

  • 18 Feb 2018 - Chinese New Year – Sunday
  • 4 Mar 2018 - Installation of Sultan Terengganu – Sunday
  • 26 Apr 2018 - Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday – Thursday
  • 23 Aug 2018 - Hari Raya Haji – Thursday

Some of the dates listed have yet to been finalised, so remember to check this page for updates. There’s still much to look forward to, with at least three long weekends on offer.

ALSO READ: Regional list of public holidays 2017

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