Malaysia’s Magnificence
Malaysia’s Magnificence
Malaysia’s Magnificence
Malaysia’s Magnificence
Malaysia’s MagnificenceMalaysia is a country in Southeast Asia that hosts a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic population. The country, much like its neighbors, has also experienced having colonies and protectorates established within its borders by outside influences...

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Malaysia is one of Asia’s most unique countries and it is one of the 17 mega diverse countries on earth that contain large numbers of endemic species. The capital city of the country is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the 43rd most populous country in the world. The country has one of the best economic records in Asia, with its GDP growing at an average of 6.5% per annum for almost 50 years. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources, but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism.

 

Malaysia - 2019 Holidays & Observances

 

Date

Holiday Name

Holiday Type

01-Jan

New Year's Day

Bank Holiday

14-Jan

Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan

Bank Holiday

21-Jan

Thaipusam

Bank Holiday

01-Feb

Federal Territory Day

Bank Holiday

05-Feb

Chinese Lunar New Year's Day Federal Public Holiday

06-Feb

Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year

Federal Public Holiday

04-Mar

Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu

Bank Holiday

23-Mar

Birthday of Sultan of Johor

Bank Holiday

03-Apr

Isra and Mi'raj

Common Local holidays

15-Apr

Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

Common Local holidays

19-Apr

Good Friday

Common Local holidays

26-Apr

Birthday of Sultan of Terengganu

Common Local holidays

01-May

Labour Day

Federal Public Holiday

05-May

Ramadan begins

Common Local holidays

07-May

The Sultan of Pahang Hol

Federal Public Holiday

12-May

Mother's Day

Common Local holidays

17-May

Birthday of the Raja of Perlis

Common Local holidays

19-20-May

Wesak Day

Common Local holidays

22-May

Nuzul Quran

Common Local holidays

30-May

Harvest Festival

Common Local holidays

05-Jun

Hari Raya Puasa Day 1

Federal Public Holiday

06-Jun

Hari Raya Puasa Day 2

Federal Public Holiday

16-Jun

Father's Day

Common Local holidays
07-Jul

Georgetown World Heritage City Day

Local holiday

13-Jul

State Public Day

Local holiday

22-Jul

Sarawak Day

Local holiday

12-13-Aug

Hari Raya Haji

Federal Public Holiday

26-Aug

Raksha Bandhan

Hindu Holiday

31-Aug

Malaysia's National Day Federal Public Holiday

01-Sep

Awal Muharram

Hindu Holiday

09-Sep

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday Federal Public Holiday

14-Sep

Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak

Federal Public Holiday

16-Sep

Malaysia Day Federal Public Holiday

05-Oct

Birthday of the Governor of Sabah

Hindu Holiday

12-Oct

Melaka Governor's Birthday

Hindu Holiday

24-Oct

Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang

Hindu Holiday

27-Oct

Diwali/Deepavali

Federal Public Holiday

06-Nov

The Sultan of Johor Hol

Federal Public Holiday

09-Nov

Maulidur Rasul

Federal Public Holiday

11-Nov

Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan

Federal Public Holiday

12-Nov

Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan

Federal Public Holiday

27-Nov

Birthday of the Sultan of Perak

Federal Public Holiday

11-Dec

Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor
Season

25-Dec

Christmas Day

Observance


 

 


New Year

The global celebration New Year is also held in Malaysia to mark the end of old year and welcome new year. Althoug it is a public holiday, not the entire country celebrate it. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu do not celebrate Western New Year

Birthday of the Prophet

The celebration of Prophet Muhammad, who was a leader of Islam, is very important to Muslims all over the world, including Malaysian Muslims

Chinese New Year

In Malaysia, Chinese community takes a large part of the population. So, Chinese New Year is one of the biggest holidays of the nation

Wesak Day

Wesak is an annual public holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in South East Asian countries like Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s birthday”, it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha

Agong’s Birthday

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy and one of the few countries with an elected monarch. Yang di-Pertuan Agong is Malaysian for the title of this position, of which 'King' is a common alternative. So, this holiday is held in order to celebrate the ruling Agong

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a Malay term for Eid Fitr, the holidays that marks the end of Ramadan month

National Day

Hari Kemerdekaan is the Independence Day of Malaysia. It is a national holiday which is celebrated on 31 August every year. It is to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule on 31 August 1957. In a wider context, it also celebrates the formation of Malaysia

Malaysia Day

Malaysia Day is held on September 16 every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia

Hari Raya Haji

Eid al-Adha, or Hari Raya Haji is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.

Awal Muharram

This is the New Year Festival according to Islamic calendar. Beside, Awal Muharram is also the anniversary of the death of Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammed.

Christmas

Celebrating Christmas in multi-racial Malaysia has been an eye-opening experience for visitors to the country.