Public Holidays

Malaysia Public Holidays

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Select below for state specific public holiday calendar

Festive Holidays

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multicultural country.

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Good Friday

When is Good Friday   Year Date Day Holiday States 2021 2 April Friday Good Friday Sabah, Sarawak 2022 15

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When is Christmas?   Year Date Day Holiday States 2020 25 Dec Fri Christmas  National 27 Dec Sun Christmas Holiday

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When is Deepavali?   Year Date Day Holiday States 2020 14 November Saturday  Deepavali Nationwide except Sarawak 15 November Sunday

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Long Weekend Calendar

2021 Long Weekends

This is Malaysia long weekend calendar Enjoy long weekend with minimal leaves required. This is the schedule for your long weekend reference so you can plan ahead of time

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Public Holiday Facts

Malaysia observes 14 days of federal holidays, except Sarawak which observes 13 days. Besides that, weekend varies between states. Most states in Malaysia observe Saturday & Sunday weekend, however, JohorKedahKelantan and Terengganu observe a Friday & Saturday weekend. When an employee is asked to work on public holiday, the employee should be compensated two times of their ordinary wages or given another day off.

Malaysia is ranked number 7 in the world with the highest numbers of public holidays. It’s contributed by multiethnic country which celebrates Muslim’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year, and DeepavaliEmployees can take advantage of the public holidays by applying leaves during long weekend to enjoy a longer day off.