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Malaysia : 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 afternoon & Sunday (in Kelantan and Terengganu: Thursday afternoon & Friday)

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Sunday July 10, 2022Hari Raya HajiMuslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Hari Raya HajiMuslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 30, 2022Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)National Day
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Monday September 12, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday September 16, 2022Malaysia DaySecular holiday
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Sunday October 9, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Friday December 9, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Tuesday January 24, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Hari Raya Haji

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice

Hari Raya Haji

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Feast of the Sacrifice

Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Islamic New Year

Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957 paid holiday when falling on a Saturday

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday September 12, 2022
School holidays :

Malaysia Day

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Friday September 16, 2022
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

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday October 9, 2022
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.

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : Diwali also called the festival of lights , is an ancient Hindu festival which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 9, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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.

Public holiday

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday :

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
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.

New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday : Except in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Telengganu

Beginning of school year

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Monday January 2, 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
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

Dates confirmed till Feb 2024

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Chinese New Year

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : 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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Monday January 23, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : 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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Tuesday January 24, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : 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