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Mark your calendars: Malaysia’s list of 2020 public holidays

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Malaysia’s cabinet has released the official state and national public holidays for 2020, so if you’re already planning next year’s trips, do bookmark this article as a guide.

The dates, per the 16 states and territories – Federal Territory (FT) Kuala Lumpur, FT Labuan, FT Putrajaya, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu, are as follows:

FT Kuala Lumpur

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Saturday, 1 February – Federal Territory Day (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 8 February – Thaipusam (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

FT Labuan

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Saturday, 1 February – Federal Territory Day (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 30 May – Harvest Festival (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 31 May – Harvest Festival holiday (State holiday)
  • Monday, 1 June – Harvest Festival holiday (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

FT Putrajaya

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Saturday, 1 February – Federal Territory Day (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 8 February – Thaipusam (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Johor

  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Saturday, 8 February – Thaipusam (State holiday)
  • Monday, 23 March – Sultan of Johor’s birthday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 24 April – Awal Ramadan (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 26 April – Awal Ramadan holiday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Sunday, 3 May – Labour Day holiday (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 24 September – Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Sunday, 27 December – Christmas holiday (State holiday)

Kedah

  • Tuesday, 19 January – Sultan of Kedah’s birthday (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Sunday, 22 March – Israk and Mikraj (State holiday)
  • Friday, 24 April – Awal Ramadan (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Sunday, 3 May – Labour Day holiday (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Saturday, 1 August – Hari Raya Haji holiday (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Sunday, 27 December – Christmas holiday (State holiday)

Kelantan

  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Sunday, 7 June – Agong’s birthday holiday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Saturday, 1 August – Hari Raya Haji holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 2 August – Hari Raya Haji holiday (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Wednesday, 11 November – Sultan of Kelantan’s birthday holiday (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Sunday, 15 November – Deepavali holiday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Melaka

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Wednesday, 15 April – Declaration of Melaka as a historical city Day (State holiday)
  • Friday, 24 April – Awal Ramadan (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Friday, 9 October – Melaka Governor’s birthday  (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Negeri Sembilan

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Tuesday, 14 January – Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan’s birthday (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Saturday, 8 February – Thaipusam (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 22 March – Israk and Mikraj (State holiday)
  • Monday, 23 March – Israk and Mikraj holiday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Pahang

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Hari Hol Pahang
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Thursday, 30 July – Sultan of Pahang’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Perak

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Saturday, 8 February – Thaipusam (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Friday, 6 November – Sultan of Perak’s birthday (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Perlis

  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Sunday, 22 March – Israk and Mikraj (State holiday)
  • Monday, 23 March – Israk and Mikraj holiday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 17 July – Raja Perlis’ birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Saturday, 1 August – Hari Raya Haji holiday (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Penang

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Saturday, 8 February – Thaipusam (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Tuesday, 7 July – Georgetown World Heritage City Day
  • Saturday, 11 July – Penang Governor’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Sabah

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Friday, 10 April – Good Friday (State holiday)
  •  Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 30 May – Harvest Festival (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 31 May – Harvest Festival holiday (State holiday)
  • Monday, 1 June – Harvest Festival holiday (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Saturday, 3 October – Sabah Governor’s birthday
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Sarawak

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Monday, 1 June – Hari Gawai (State holiday)
  • Tuesday, 2 June – Hari Gawai holiday (State holiday)
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Wednesday, 22 July – Sarawak Day (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Selangor

  • Wednesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Saturday, 8 February – Thaipusam (State holiday)
  • Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Monday, 11 May – Nuzul Al-Quran holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Tuesday, 26 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Friday, 11 December – Sultan of Selangor’s birthday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Terengganu

  • Saturday, 25 January – Chinese New Year Day 1
  • Sunday, 26 January – Chinese New Year Day 2
  • Monday, 27 January – Chinese New Year holiday
  • Wednesday, 4 March – Installation of Sultan Terengganu (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 26 April – Sultan of Terengganu’s birthday (State holiday)
  •  Friday, 1 May – Labour Day
  • Thursday, 7 May – Wesak Day
  • Sunday, 10 May – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • Sunday, 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa
  • Monday, 25 May – Hari Raya Puasa holiday
  • Saturday, 6 June – Agong’s birthday
  • Sunday, 7 June – Agong’s birthday holiday (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 30 July – Arafat Day (State holiday)
  • Friday, 31 July – Hari Raya Haji
  • Saturday, 1 August – Hari Raya Haji holiday (State holiday)
  • Sunday, 2 August – Hari Raya Haji holiday (State holiday)
  • Thursday, 20 August – Awal Muharram
  • Monday, 31 August – Merdeka Day
  • Wednesday, 16 September – Malaysia Day
  • Thursday, 29 October – Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
  • Saturday, 14 November – Deepavali
  • Sunday, 15 November – Deepabali holiday (State holiday)
  • Friday, 25 December – Christmas Day

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.

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