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The Malaysia government yesterday announced a list of public holidays (national and state) for 2019.

Here are the holidays according to the 16 states: Federal Territory (FT) Kuala Lumpur, FT Labuan, FT Putrajaya, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, N. Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, and Terengganu.

FT Kuala Lumpur

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 21 January 2019 (Mon) – Thaipusam (state holiday)
  • 1 February 2019 (Fri) – Federal Territory (FT) Day (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday) *
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday) *
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday) *
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

FT Labuan

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 1 February 2019 (Fri) – Federal Territory (FT) Day (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 30 May 2019 (Thu) – Harvest Festival (state holiday)
  • 31 May 2019 (Fri) – Harvest Festival (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

FT Putrajaya

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 21 January 2019 (Mon) – Thaipusam (state holiday)
  • 1 February 2019 (Fri) – Federal Territory (FT) Day (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa(national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day(national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban(national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Johor

  • 21 January 2019 (Mon) – Thaipusam (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 23 March 2019 (Sat) – Sultan of Johor’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 6 May 2019 (Mon) – Awal Ramadan(state holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day(national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 5 October 2019 (Sat) – Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day (state holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Kedah

  • 20 January 2019 (Sun) – Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 3 April 2019 (Wed) – Israk and Mikraj (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 6 May 2019 (Mon) – Awal Ramadan (state holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 12 August 2019 (Mon) – Hari Raya Qurban 2nd day (state holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Kelantan

  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 12 August 2019 (Mon) – Hari Raya Qurban 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 11 November 2019 (Mon) – Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 12 November 2019 (Tue) – Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Malacca

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 15 April 2019 (Mon) – Declaration of Malacca as Historical City (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 6 May 2019 (Mon) – Awal Ramadan (state holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

N. Sembilan

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 14 January 2019 (Mon) – Negeri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 21 January 2019 (Mon) – Thaipusam (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 3 April 2019 (Wed) – Israk and Mikraj (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban(national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Pahang

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 7 May 2019 (Tue) – Pahang Hol Day (state holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 24 October 2019 (Thu) – Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Perak

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 21 January 2019 (Mon) – Thaipusam (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 1 November 2019 (Fri) – Sultan of Perak’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Perlis

  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 3 April 2019 (Wed) – Israk and Mikraj (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 17 July 2019 (Wed) – Tuanku Raja of Perlis’ Birthday (state holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 12 August 2019 (Mon) – Hari Raya Qurban 2nd day (state holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Penang

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 21 January 2019 (Mon) – Thaipusam (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa(national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 7 July 2019 (Sun) – Anniversary of Declaration of Penang as a World Heritage Site (state holiday)
  • 13 July 2019 (Sat) – Penang Yang di-Pertua’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Sabah

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 19 April 2019 (Fri) – Good Friday (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 30 May 2019 (Thu) – Harvest Festival (state holiday)
  • 31 May 2019 (Fri) – Harvest Festival (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 5 October 2019 (Sat) – Sabah Yang di-Pertua’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Sarawak

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 19 April 2019 (Fri) – Good Friday (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 1 June 2019 (Sat) – Gawai Dayak Festival (state holiday)
  • 2 June 2019 (Sun) – Gawai Dayak Festival (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 22 July 2019 (Mon) – Sarawak Independence Day (state holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 12 October 2019 (Sat) – Sarawak Yang di-Pertua’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Selangor

  • 1 January 2019 (Tue) – New Year (state holiday)
  • 21 January 2019 (Mon) – Thaipusam (state holiday)
  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday)
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban (national holiday)
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 11 December 2019 (Wed) – Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Terengganu

  • 5 February 2019 (Tue) – Chinese New Year (national holiday)
  • 6 February 2019 (Wed) – Chinese New Year 2nd day (state holiday)
  • 4 March 2019 (Mon) – Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu (state holiday)
  • 23 April 2019 (Fri) – Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday (state holiday)
  • 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Workers’ Day (national holiday)
  • 19 May 2019 (Sun) – Wesak Day (national holiday)
  • 22 May 2019 (Wed) – Nuzul Al-Quran (state holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 (Wed) – Hari Raya Puasa (national holiday)
  • 6 June 2019 (Thu) – Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day (national holiday) *
  • 11 August 2019 (Sun) – Hari Raya Qurban(national holiday) *
  • 12 August 2019 (Mon) – Hari Raya Qurban 2nd day (national holiday) *
  • 31 August 2019 (Sat) – National Day (national holiday)
  • 1 September 2019 (Sun) – Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) (national holiday)
  • 9 September 2019 (Mon) – SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 16 September 2019 (Mon) – Malaysia Day (national holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 (Sun) – Deepavali (national holiday) *
  • 9 November 2019 (Sat) – Nabi Muhammad’s Birthday (national holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 (Wed) – Christmas (national holiday)

Note

  • Where a holiday falls on a weekly rest day (Friday or Sunday as applicable), the following day is substituted as a public holiday and if such following day is also a public holiday, then the next day following it shall be a public holiday.
  • Additionally, where a public holiday falls on another public holiday, the following day is substituted as a public holiday.
  • Public holidays marked with * are subject to change.

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