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.
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