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Malaysia (Sarawak) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
  • Banks are open on the second and the fourth Saturday of the month.
    Internet domain: .my - telephone code: +60 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +8 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday july 19, 2024Miri International Jazz FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday july 22, 2024Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Monday july 22, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday july 23, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday august 31, 2024Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)National Day
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    Monday september 16, 2024Maulidur Rasul /Prophet's Anniversary (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday september 16, 2024Malaysia DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Malaysia DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday november 21, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday january 2, 2025Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Wednesday january 29, 2025Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Thursday january 30, 2025Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Miri International Jazz Festival

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://jazzborneo.com/ in Miri 2024 edition NOT confirmed

    Independence Day

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    Monday july 22, 2024
    Secular holiday : Sarawak was granted self-government on 22 July 1963, on the condition that it would join to form the Federation of Malaysia on 16 September the same year. Before the self-government ceremony on 22 July 1963, Alexander Waddell, the last Governor of the Colony, left the Astana and boarded a white sampan to cross the Sarawak River, then handed the administration of Sarawak to the Sarawakian citizens, with the Colonial flag lowered and the Sarawak flag raised. Before he left, the Governor appointed Stephen Kalong Ningkan as the first Chief Minister of Sarawak. from 2016 [Wikipedia]

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday july 22, 2024
    School holidays : Date modified in Sep 2021 due to Covid epidemics

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday july 23, 2024
    School holidays :

    Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)

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    Saturday august 31, 2024
    Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957 paid holiday when falling on a Saturday

    Maulidur Rasul /Prophet's Anniversary (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.

    Malaysia Day

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963 paid holiday when falling on a Saturday, except in Johor, Terrenganu, Kedah, Kelantan

    Malaysia Day

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963 paid holiday when falling on a Saturday, except in Johor, Terrenganu, Kedah, Kelantan

    End of school year

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    Thursday november 21, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Beginning of school year

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    Thursday january 2, 2025
    School holidays : Www.moe.gov.my
    Applies to Group B (Perlis, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Johore, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, KL, Labuan, Putrajaya)
    calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    no school on Saturday & Sunday
    School uniform (for girls: baju kurung) required
    QS Best Student Cities rating for Kuala-Lumpur: #28
    University of Malaya ranking: Times Higher Education #59/QS ranking #114/Shanghai #401-500
    University of Science, Malaysia ranking: Times Higher Education #601-800/QS ranking #264/Shanghai #401-500
    University Putra Malaysia: Shanghai (2023): #801-900

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    Chinese New Year

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    Wednesday january 29, 2025
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Thursday january 30, 2025
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday