2016 Malaysia Public Holidays

In additional to this list of public holidays you can find the 2016 Malaysia School Holiday calendar here.  National and Penang Holidays are highlighted for your convenience.

Date Public Holiday Applies to
01 January New Year’s Day National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terenganu
14 January Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday Negeri Sembilan
17 January Sultan of Kedah’s birthday Kedah
24 January Thaipusam Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor
01 February Federal Territory Day KL, Labuan, Putrajaya
08 February Chinese New Year National
09 February Chinese New Year 2nd day National
04 March Installation Anniversary of Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu
23 March Sultan of Johor’s birthday Johor
25 March Good Friday Sabah, Sarawak
15 April Declaration of Melaka as Historical City Melaka
26 April Sultan of Terengganu’s birthday Terengganu
01 May Worker’s Day National
05 May Israk and Mukraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis
07 May Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang
17 May Tuanku Raja of Perlis’ birthday Perlis
21 May Wesak Day National
30 May Kaamatan Harvest Festival Labuan, Sabah
31 May Kaamatan Harvest Festival Labuan, Sabah
01 June Gawai Dayak Festival Sarawak
02 June Gawai Dayak Festival Sarawak
04 June SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong’s birthday National
06 June Ramadan Begins Johor, Kedah, Melaka
22 June Hari Nuzul Al-Quran Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor, Terengganu
06 July Hari Raya Puasa National
07 July Hari Raya Puasa 2nd day National
07 July Anniversary of declaraion of Penang as World Heritage Site Penang
09 July Yang di-Pertua of Penang’s Birthday Penang
31 August National Day or Independence Day National
12 September Yang di-Pertua of Sarawak’s birthday Sarawak
12 September Hari Raya Qurban National
13 September Hari Raya Qurban 2nd day Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
16 September Malaysia Day National
01 October Yang di-Pertua of Sabah’s birthday Sabah
02 October Awal Muharram 1435 Hijrah (Islamic New Year) National
14 October Yang di-Pertua of Melaka’s birthday Melaka
24 October Sultan of Pahang’s birthday Pahang
29 October Deepavali National execpt Sarawak
06 November Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Johor
11 November Sultan of Kelantan’s birthday Kelantan
27 November Sultan of Perak’s birthday Perak
11 December Sultan of Selangor’s birthday Selangor
12 December Mohammed’s birthday National
25 December Christmas day National

Some dates are subject to change. Replacement public holidays are for when the actual holiday lands on a Sunday, the next weekday is given as a replacement holiday.

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2016 Malaysia National School Holiday


The Ministry of Education released the 2016 Malaysia School Holiday Calendar.  These should be pretty definitive, but please note that these dates can change.  This list plus the public holidays calendar should help you in your travel planning.  Also note that the International Schools in Penang or Kuala Lumpur do not follow the Malaysia School calendar.  You will have to find the calendar on your school’s website.

Four states in the country, specifically Kedah, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu start all these holidays one day early and end one day early.  These dates refer to when the rest of the states, like Penang, will have their school holidays.

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