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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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    Monday March 20, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Hari Raya PuasaMuslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday April 23, 2023Hari Raya PuasaMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023Hari Raya PuasaMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday May 26, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday June 1, 2023Dayak FestivalSecular holiday
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    Friday June 2, 2023Harvest festivalSecular holiday
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    Monday June 5, 2023Birthday of His Majesty, the Yang Di-Pertuan AgongSecular holiday
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    Monday June 5, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Hari Raya HajiMuslim, Sufi
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    Saturday July 15, 2023Rainforest World Music FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday July 19, 2023Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday July 21, 2023Miri International Jazz FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday July 22, 2023Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Friday August 25, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday August 31, 2023Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)National Day
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    Beginning of school year

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    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

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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Hari Raya Puasa

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Hari Raya Puasa

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan

    Hari Raya Puasa

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    School holidays :

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : paid holiday when falling on a Saturday

    Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Dayak Festival

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    Thursday June 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Pesta Kaamatan (Harvest Festival). While this festivity was once celebrated by the Kadazandusun-Murut communities as a thanksgiving for a bountiful rice harvest, it had become from 2007 on a celebration of all Malaysians.

    Harvest festival

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    Friday June 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Birthday of His Majesty, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Yang di-Pertuan Agong, a Malay title usually translated as Supreme Head , Supreme Ruler or Paramount Ruler , is the official title of the constitutional head of state of the federation of Malaysia. The position is often categorized as King in English, since from a Western political science perspective, Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with a monarch as head of state. Since 1993, the full title in Malay has been, Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Prior to that the honorific Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia was also used. The consort of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is called the Raja Permaisuri Agong. Both are referred to in English as His/Her Majesty .

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Hari Raya Haji

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice

    Rainforest World Music Festival

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    Saturday July 15, 2023
    Culture : Https://rwmf.net/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Wednesday July 19, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Islamic New Year

    Miri International Jazz Festival

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    Friday July 21, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://jazzborneo.com/ in Miri 2023 edition confirmed

    Independence Day

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    Saturday July 22, 2023
    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 (beginning)

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    Friday August 25, 2023
    School holidays :

    Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)

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    Thursday August 31, 2023
    Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957 paid holiday when falling on a Saturday