Malaysia’s National Public Holidays in 2018

by RinggitPlus Team


As we look forward to ushering in 2018 in 10 days or less, you may have begun to plot your leave for the upcoming year especially when there’s plenty to do but with minimal time to spare.

Hence, to make life easier for everyone (so that you will have that upper-hand when it comes to knowing when to apply for leave), we will now share with you the much-coveted public holidays in Malaysia for the year 2018.

Month Day Public Holiday Valid For
January 01 (Monday) New Year's Day All States Except For Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Kedah
January 31 (Wednesday) Thaipusam WP (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya), Selangor, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor
February 01 (Thursday) Federal Territory Holiday Only For WP (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan)
February 16 (Friday) Chinese New Year (1st Day Of The Lunar Month) Valid For All States
February 17 (Saturday) Chinese New Year (2nd Day Of The Lunar Month) Valid For All States Except For Kelantan And Terengganu
March 30 (Friday) Good Friday Sabah And Sarawak Only
April 14 (Saturday) Isra And Miraj Kedah, Perlis And Negeri Sembilan Only
May 01 (Tuesday) Labour Day All States In Malaysia
May 17 (Thursday) Beginning Of Ramadan/Awal Ramadan Johor, Kedah And Malacca
May 29 (Tuesday) Wesak Day All States In Malaysia
May 30 (Wednesday) Harvest Festival Sabah And Labuan
May 31 (Thursday) Harvest Festival Sabah And Labuan
June 01 (Friday) Harvest Festival Sarawak Only
June 02 (Saturday) Nuzul Quran Varies According To Different States
June 02 (Saturday) Harvest Festival Sarawak Only
June 15 (Friday) Hari Raya Aidilfitri All States
June 16 (Saturday) Hari Raya Aidilfitri (2nd Day) All States
July 22 (Sunday) Sarawak Day Sarawak Only
August 22 (Wednesday) Hari Raya Haji All States
August 23 (Thursday) Hari Raya Haji (2nd Day) Kelantan And Terengganu Only
August 31 (Friday) National Day All States
September 11 (Tuesday) Awal Muharram Varies According To Different States
September 16 (Sunday) Malaysia Day All States
November 06 (Tuesday) Deepavali All States
November 20 (Tuesday) Maulidur Rasul Varies According To Different States
December 11 (Tuesday) Birthday Of Sultan Selangor Selangor Only
December 25 (Tuesday) Christmas Day All States

We hope that you have found this article on public holidays in Malaysia useful for your future usage. For those who are aiming to travel somewhere during the long holidays, we would like to wish you safe and pleasant journey ahead.

Just one last tip before you move on to booking that affordably-priced getaway; do yourself a favour as you make your way into the unknown territories by applying for a travel insurance policy.

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Are there any other holidays that you would like for us to add on to the article? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the comment section below.