Malaysia Holidays - 2016

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Check 2016 Malaysia Calendar with Federal, State and School Holidays List.

Federal Public Holidays in 2016

Jadual Hari Kelepasan Am Persekutuan 2016
Check the the list of 2016 federal public holidays in Malaysia.
Date Week Day Holiday
February - 8 Monday Chinese New Year (Tahun Baru Cina)
February - 9 Tuesday Chinese New Year(Tahun Baru Cina)(Hari Kedua)**
May - 1 Sunday Labour Day
May - 21 Saturday Wesak Day (Hari Wesak)
June - 4 Saturday The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday
July - 6 Wednesday Hari Raya Puasa*
July - 7 Thursday Hari Raya Puasa (Hari Kedua)*
August - 31 Wednesday National Day (Hari Kebangsaan)
September - 12 Monday Hari Raya Qurban*
September - 13 Tuesday Hari Raya Qurban (Hari Kedua) ***
September - 16 Friday Hari Malaysia (Malaysia Day)
October - 2 Sunday Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
October - 29 Saturday Diwali****
December - 12 Monday The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (Maulidur Rasul)
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day (Hari Krismas)
Notes :
  • * - Dates subject to change
  • **February - 9 (Tuesday)- Chinese New Year - Day 2 - holiday not applicable to Kelantan and Terengganu states
  • ***September - 13 (Tuesday) - Hari Raya Qurban (Day Two) holiday is applicable to Kelantan and Terengganu states only
  • ****October - 29 (Saturday)- Deepavali - holiday not applicable to Sarawak state

State Public Holidays 2016

Jadual Hari Kelepasan Am Negeri 2016
Date Week Day Holiday State
January - 1 Friday Tahun Baru 2016
(New Year 2016)
W.P.K. Lumpur, W.P. Labuan,
W.P. Putrajaya, Melaka, N. Sembilan,
Pahang, Perak P. Pinang, ,
Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor
January - 14 Thursday Hari Keputeraan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan N. Sembilan
January - 17 Sunday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Kedah
(Birthday of Sultan Kedah)
Kedah
January - 24 Sunday Hari Thaipusam W.P.K. Lumpur, W.P. Putrajaya, Johor, N. Sembilan, Perak, P. P. Pinang, Selangor
February - 1 Monday Hari Wilayah Persekutuan
(Federal Territory Day)
W.P.K. Lumpur, W.P. Labuan, W.P. Putrajaya
February - 9 Tuesday Tahun Baru Cina (Hari Kedua)
(Chinese New Year-Day Two)
Kelantan, Terengga
March - 4 Friday Hari Ulang Tahun Pertabalan Sultan Terengganu
(Birthday of Sultan Coronation)
Terengganu
March - 23 Wednesday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Johor
(Birthday of the Sultan of Johor)
Johor
March - 25 Friday Good Friday Sabah, Sarawak
April - 15 Friday Hari Perisytiharan Melaka Sebagai Bandaraya Bersejarah
(As the Declaration of Melaka Historical City)
Melaka
April - 26 Tuesday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Terengganu
(Birthday of Sultan Terengganu)
Terengganu
May - 5 Thursday Israk dan Mikraj
(Isra and Miraj)
Kedah, N. Sembilan, Perak
May - 7 Saturday Hari Hol
(Hol days)
Pahang
May - 17 Tuesday Hari Ulang Tahun Keputeraan Raja Perlis
(Birthday Birthday Raja Perlis)
Perlis
May - 30 Monday Pesta Kaamatan (Pesta Menuai)
(Harvest Festival)
W.P. Labuan, Sabah
May - 31 Tuesday Pesta Kaamatan (Pesta Menuai)
(Harvest Festival)
W.P. Labuan, Sabah
June - 1 Wednesday Perayaan Hari Gawai Dayak
(Dayak celebration)
Sarawak
June - 2 Thursday Perayaan Hari Gawai Dayak
(Dayak celebration)
Sarawak
June - 6 Monday Awal Ramadan *
(Start of Ramadan)
Johor, Kedah, Melaka
June - 22 Wednesday Hari Nuzul Al-Quran Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, P. P. Pinang, Selangor, Terengganu
July - 7 Thursday Hari Ulang Tahun Perisytiharan Tapak Warisan Dunia
(Anniversary of the Proclamation of World Heritage Sites)
P. P. Pinang
July - 9 Saturday Hari Jadi Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang
(Anniversary of the Speaker of the State of P. Pinang)
P. P. Pinang
September - 10 Saturday Hari Jadi Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
(Anniversary of the Speaker of the State of Sarawak)
Sarawak
September - 13 Tuesday Hari Raya Qurban (Hari Kedua) *
(Hari Raya Qurban - Day Two)
Kedah, Perlis
October - 1 Saturday Hari Jadi Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah
(Anniversary of the Speaker of the State of Sabah)
Sabah
October - 14 Friday Hari Jadi Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka
(Anniversary of the Speaker of the State of Melaka)
Melaka
October - 24 Monday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Pahang
(Birthday of Sultan Pahang)
Pahang
November - 6 Sunday Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Johor
November - 11 Friday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Kelantan
(Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan)
Kelantan
November - 12 Saturday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Kelantan
(Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan)
Kelantan
November - 27 Sunday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Perak
(Birthday of the Sultan of Perak)
Perak
December - 11 Sunday Hari Keputeraan Sultan Selangor
(Birthday of Sultan Selangor)
Selangor

Group A

Year 2016 calendar for schools in Kedah, Johor, Kelantan dan Terengganu

Group B

Year 2016 calendar for schools in Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, N.Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Pahang, W. Persekutuan Labuan, Sabah, Sarawak and W. Persekutuan Putrajaya.

Holidays in Malaysia

Chinese New Year (Day 1)
(Lunar New Year)
This is the largest and most important annual festival celebrated by Chinese and and Chinese descendants around the world. Chinese New Year Festival is based on the lunar Chinese calendar, begins on first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day of the first month. The Chinese in Malaysia often hold “Open House’, where other races attend and offer greetings or Gong Xi Fa Chai’. Chinese delicacies and drinks are served and red ang pows are given to the children.
Chinese New Year (Day 2)
On the second day the Chinese New Year,February 4, families gather to ‘open the new year’, while at work bosses treat their employees to a dinner. In Malaysia, this is a time when Chinese bosses give bonuses even to those employees who are not Chinese.
The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Mawlid al-Nabi
The birthday of Prophet Muhammad is celebrated on the 12 th day of Rabi-al-Awwal in the Muslim Calendar. It also known as Maulud Nabi. Prophet Muhammad was born on 12 Rabiulawal in 570 AD. It was after his death that Muslims started celebrating his birthday.
Labour Day
Malaysia celebrate May 1 as Labour day,as the national holiday.Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement.Labour day celebrate to commemorate the contributions of Malaysian ordinary workers to the country.
Wesak Day
Vesak is an annual public holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in Malaysia. Sometimes informally called Buddha birthday, it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha.In Malaysia, 2011 Wesak (Vesak) Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 17th 2011.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the head of state of Malaysia. The office was established in 1957 after the British left the Federation of Malaysia.The King's birthday is officially celebrated as a national holiday on the first Saturday of June, regardless of the officeholder's actual birthday.The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is one of the few elected monarchs in the world.
Hari Raya Puasa
(Eid ul-Fitr)
Eid ul-Fitr is the biggest holiday in Malaysia. Shopping malls and bazaars are usually filled with people days ahead of Idul Fitri, which creates a distinctive festive atmosphere throughout the country, along with traffic mayhem. Many banks, government and private offices are closed for the duration of the Lebaran festivities.It is also known as the festival that marks the end of one month of fasting Ramadan. The words ‘Hari Raya’ mean 'day of celebration.
National Day
(Hari Merdeka)
Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule, celebrated on August 31. In a wider context, it is to celebrate the formation of Malaysia.
Malaysia Day
(Hari Malaysia)
Malaysia Day is held on September 16 every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. Beginning year 2010, September 16 is a federal public holiday. It coincides with the birthday of the Yang di-Pertua of Sabah.
Diwali
(Hari Diwali)
The Hindu community in Malaysia, celebrates Diwali festival as a symbol of triumph of good over evil. The Malaysian people call Diwali as Hari Diwali. The south Indian tradition of oil bath precedes all the rituals of Diwali Festival. The Diwali celebration includes visits to temples and prayers at household altars. Diwali is celebrated almost all over the Malaysia except in Sarawak & Federal Territory of Labuan.
Hari Raya Haji
(Hari Raya Korban )
After the Eid ul-Fitr, this festival most grandly celebrated by Muslims in the world. In Malaysia, it is more commonly known as Hari Raya Korban or Hari Raya Haji. Celebrated about two months after Eid ul-Fitr, on the 10th day of Zulhijah, the 12th month of the Muslim calendar, it marks the end of the haj pilgrimage period (about two weeks); hence the name Hari Raya Haji (festival of the pilgrimage).
Awal Muharram
(Maal Hijrah)
Awal Muharram is celebrated by Muslims as the day symbolises two important events in the Muslim year. Frist is start of the new month in the Muslim calendar,and the day with the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina on the first of Muharram in 622AD.
Christmas Day
The birth of Jesus Christ on Dec 25 is celebrated in Malaysia like everywhere else in the world.Christmas Day is a public holiday and is celebrated by Christians throughout Malaysia. it is a time for family and friends; hope and rejoicing; love and understanding; and giving and forgiving.

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Malaysia Federal Public Holidays 2016
Malaysia Federal Public Holidays 2016
Malaysia Holidays Calendar 2016
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