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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.
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  • Weekend: Saturday afternoon & Sunday (in Kelantan and Terengganu: Thursday afternoon & Friday)
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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, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 24, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday March 14, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Hari Raya PuasaMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023Hari Raya PuasaMuslim, Sufi
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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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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday May 23, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday June 5, 2023Birthday of His Majesty, the Yang Di-Pertuan AgongSecular holiday
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    Wednesday June 7, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Hari Raya HajiMuslim, Sufi
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    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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    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
    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

    We carry confirmed dates till Feb 2024

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    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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

    Chinese New Year

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    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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    Monday January 23, 2023
    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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    Tuesday January 24, 2023
    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

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : In 2005, a National Fatwa Council issued an edict saying Valentine’s Day was forbidden in Islam because it has Christian elements that go against the teachings of Islam. But not all Muslim groups agree with this strict line.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday March 14, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Hari Raya Puasa

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

    Hari Raya Puasa

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

    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) :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday May 23, 2023
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    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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    Wednesday June 7, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Hari Raya Haji

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