Malaysia Public Holiday 2023 – Mark your calendar

Expat life
17 Aug 2023
5 mins read
Written by Riona lye

Hey there, before you start wondering, “Hey, is today a public holiday in Malaysia?” or even pondering, “Is tomorrow a public holiday in Malaysia?” No worries! Take a quick peek at this blog!

It’s got all the scoop on how many public holidays in Malaysia has got lined up for you. So, let’s dive in and get your holiday vibes going!

Public Holiday Malaysia 2023

Date

Day

Holiday

States Included

01 January

Sunday

New Year’s Day

National except for Johor,

Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis

& Terengganu

02 January

Monday

New Year Holiday

National except for Johor,

Kedah, Kelantan &

Terengganu

14 January

Saturday

Yang Di-Pertuan (YDPB) Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday

Negeri Sembilan

22 January

Sunday

Chinese New Year

National

23 January

Monday

Chinese New Year Holiday

National

24 January

Tuesday

Chinese New Year Holiday

National except Johor,

Kedah, Kelantan &

Terengganu

01 February

Wednesday

Federal Territory Day

Kuala Lumpur, Labuan

& Putrajaya

05 February

Sunday

Thaipusam

Johor, Kuala Lumpur,

Negeri Sembilan, Penang,

Perak, Putrajaya &

Selangor

06 February

Monday

Thaipusam Holiday

Kuala Lumpur, Negeri

Sembilan, Penang, Perak,

Putrajaya & Selangor

18 February

Saturday

Israk and Mikraj

Kedah, Negeri Sembilan,

Perlis & Terengganu

19 February

Sunday

Israk and Mikraj Holiday

Terengganu

04 March

Saturday

Installation of Sultan Terengganu

Terengganu

05 March

Sunday

Installation of Sultan Terengganu Holiday

Terengganu

23 March

Thursday

Awal Ramadan

Johor, Kedah &

Melaka

23 March

Thursday

Sultan of Johor’s Birthday

Johor

07 April

Friday

Good Friday

Sabah & Sarawak

08 April

Saturday

Nuzul Al-Quran

National except Johor,

Kedah, Melaka, Negeri

Sembilan, Sabah &

Sarawak

09 April

Sunday

Nuzul Al-Quran Holiday

Kelantan & Terengganu

15 April

Saturday

Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City

Melaka

21 April

Friday

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday

National

22 April

Saturday

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

National

23 April

Sunday

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday

National

24 April

Monday

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday

National

26 April

Wednesday

Sultan of Terengganu’s Birthday

Terengganu

01 May

Monday

Labour Day

National

04 May

Thursday

Wesak Day

National

17 May

Wednesday

Raja Perlis’ Birthday

Perlis

22 May

Monday

Hari Hol Pahang

Pahang

30 May

Tuesday

Harvest Festival

Labuan & Sabah

31 May

Wednesday

Harvest Festival Holiday

Labuan & Sabah

01 June

Thursday

Hari Gawai

Sarawak

02 June

Friday

Hari Gawai Holiday

Sarawak

05 June

Monday

Agong’s Birthday

National

18 June

Sunday

Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday

Kedah

28 June

Wednesday

Arafat Day

Kelantan & Terengganu

29 June

Thursday

Hari Raya Haji

National

30 June

Friday

Hari Raya Haji Holiday

Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis

& Terengganu

07 July

Friday

Georgetown World Heritage City Day

Penang

08 July

Saturday

Penang Governor’s Birthday

Penang

19 July

Wednesday

Awal Muharram

National

22 July

Saturday

Sarawak Day

Sarawak

30 July

Sunday

Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday

Pahang

31 July

Monday

Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday Holiday

Pahang

23 August

Wednesday

Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar

Johor

24 August

Thursday

Melaka Governor’s Birthday

Melaka

31 August

Thursday

Merdeka Day

National

16 September

Saturday

Malaysia Day

National

17 September

Sunday

Malaysia Day Holiday

Kelantan & Terengganu

28 September

Thursday

Prophet Muhammed’s Birthday

National

29 September

Friday

Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday

Kelantan

30 September

Saturday

Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Holiday

Kelantan

01 October

Sunday

Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Holiday

Kelantan

07 October

Saturday

Sabah Governor’s Birthday

Sabah

14 October

Saturday

Sarawak Governor’s Birthday

Sarawak

03 November

Friday

Sultan of Perak’s Birthday

Perak

12 November

Sunday

Deepavali

National except Sarawak

13 November

Monday

Deepavali Holiday

National except for Johor,

Kedah, Kelantan, Sarawak

& Terengganu

11 December

Monday

Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday

Selangor

24 December

Sunday

Christmas Eve

Sabah

25 December

Monday

Christmas Day

National

26 December

Tuesday

Christmas Holiday

Sabah

Long weekend in Malaysia

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