Malaysia Public Holidays 2017


Penang's tourism industry received a major boost this year when it was named one of the 17 best places to visit in 2017 by CNN. Penang came in second after Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is only one of three locations in Asia on the list, which includes destinations in Thailand (Isaan, in northeast region) and China (Chengdu).
The list was compiled after consultation with CNN experts from around the world about their favourite spots. The Pearl of the Orient was singled out for its cuisine, among other factors, and acknowledged as having one of Asia's best street foods.
The best thing about having holidays in Penang as well as the whole Malaysia is you do not need to worry about unable to find restaurant or eating outlets'. Food stores are available 365 days in a year, 7 days in a week and 24 hours in a day, but you need to know where to find it.
No problem, just ask the locals.

Date

Day

Holiday

Level

JANUARY

 

 

01-Jan-17

Sun

New Year

All states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu

14-Jan-17

Saturday

Yang di-Pertuan Besar
Negeri Sembilanís Birthday

Negeri Sembilan

15-Jan-17

Sunday

Kedah Sultan's Birthday

Kedah

28-Jan-17

Saturday

Chinese New Year 1st day

National

29-Jan-17

Sunday

Chinese New Year 2nd day

National

30-Jan-17

Monday

Chinese New Year Additional Holiday

All states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu

FEBRUARY

 

 

01-Feb-17

Monday

Federal Territory Day

WP Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya

09-Feb-17

Thursday

Thaipusam

Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor,

Negeri Sembilan, Perak,

Penang & Selangor

MARCH

04-Mar-17

Saturday

Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu

Terengganu

23-Mar-17

Thursday

Johor Sultan's Birthday

Johor

APRIL

14-Apr-17

Friday

Easter - Good Friday

Sabah & Sarawak

15-Apr-17

Saturday

Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City

Melaka

24-Apr-17

Monday

Installation Ceremony of His Majesty
the 15th Yang Di Pertuan Agong

( Today also : Israk
& Mikraj )

National

( Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis )

26-Apr-17

Wednesday

Terengganu Sultan's Birthday

Terengganu

MAY

01-May-17

Monday

Labour Day

National

07-May-17

Sunday

Hari Hol Pahang

Pahang

10-May-17

Wednesday

Wesak Day

National

17-May-17

Wednesday

Raja Perlis' Birthday

Perlis

27-May-17

Saturday

Awal Ramadan*

Kedah, Melaka & Johor

30, 31 May-17

Tuesday, Wednesday

Harvest Festival. Pesta

KEAMATAN Sabah

Sabah & WP Labuan

JUNE

1, 2 June

Wednesday,

Thursday

Hari Gawai. Sarawak Harvest Festivals

Sarawak

03-Jun-17 changed to
29 July 2017

Saturday

Agong's Birthday
(Changed from 1st Saturday of June to last Saturday of July for 5 consecutive years)

National

12-Jun-17

Monday

Nuzul Al-Quran

Penang, Selangor, Terengganu, Kelantan, WP Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya, Pahang, Perak & Perlis,

25-Jul-17

Sunday

Hari Raya Aidilfitri*

National

26-Jul-17

Monday

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2nd day*

National

 

 

JULY

07-Jul-17

Friday

Georgetown World Heritage City Day

Penang

08-Jul-17

Saturday

Penang Governor's Birthday

Penang

22-Jul-17

Saturday

Sarawak Day

Sarawak

AUGUST

31-Aug-17

Thursday

National Day

National

SEPTEMBER

01-Sept-17

Friday

Hari Raya Haji*

National

02-Sept-17

Saturday

Hari Raya Haji* (2nd day)

Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu

09-Sept-17

Saturday

Sarawak Governor's Birthday

Sarawak

16-Sept-17

Friday

Malaysia Day

National

21-Sept-17

Thursday

Awal Muharram

National

OCTOBER

07-Oct-17

Saturday

Sabah Governor's Birthday

Sabah

13-Oct-17

Friday

Malacca Governor's Birthday

Malacca

18-Oct-17

Wednesday

Deepavali

National except Sarawak

24-Oct-17

Tuesday

Pahang Sultan's Birthday

Pahang

26-Oct-17

Thursday

Hari Hol Armarhum Sultan Johor

Johor

NOVEMBER

03-Nov-17

Friday

Perak Sultan's Birthday

Perak

11, 12-Nov-17

Saturday, Sunday

Kelantan Sultan's Birthday

Kelantan

DECEMBER

01-Dec-17

Friday

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (Year 1439)

National

11-Dec-17

Monday

Selangor Sultan's Birthday

Selangor

25-Dec-17

Monday

Christmas Day

National

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† * Subject to Change
                                                 Weekdays for Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor is Sunday to Thursday. Weekdays for other states is Monday to Friday.

Festival holidays for Malaysia Schools (allocated by MOE)

Festival Holidays

School Festival Holidays

Group A

Group B

CHINESE NEW YEAR

30.01.2017 (Monday)

26.01.2017 (Thurdays)

31.01.2017 (Tuesday)

27.01.2017 (Friday)

01.02.2017 (Wednesday)

31.01.2017 (Tuesday)

02.02.2017 (Thurdays)

AIDIL FITRI FESTIVAL (Celebrated by Muslims)

27.06.2017 (Tuesday)

27.06.2017 (Tuesday)

28.06.2017 (Wednesday)

28.06.2017 (Wednesday)

29.06.2017 (Thurdays)

29.06.2017 (Thurdays)

30.06.2017 (Friday)

DEEPAVALI DAY
(Celebrated by Indians)

15.10.2017 (Sunday)

16.10.2017 (Monday)

16.10.2017 (Monday)

17.10.2017 (Tuesday)

17.10.2017 (Tuesday)

19.10.2017 (Thurdays)

19.10.2017 (Thurdays)

20.10.2017(Friday)

Total days

11

11

Group A : Kedah, Johor, Kelantan dan Terengganu
Group B : Perlis, Pulau  Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka,
Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya


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