Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Malaysia Public Holidays 2013 Calendar

If you are planning a holiday to Malaysia, you should take into account the public holidays in Malaysia. Malaysia has a huge number of public holidays and while some of these holidays are nationwide, some of them are specific to some states.

New Year's Day
January 1st 2013
The first day of the year is holiday in Malaysia like in many other countries but not in all states. In the states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Trengganu this day is not a holiday.

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
(Maulidur Rasul)

January 24th 2013
Mawlid (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday),which occurs in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar, is celebrated in many Muslim countries and in Malaysia, this day is a nationwide holiday.

Chinese New Year
February 10th 2013
Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holiday in Chinese culture. The festival begins on the first day of the first month so its day vary year to year, going approximately a week+ earlier every year compared to the previous year.

Wesak Day

24 May 2013
Vesak is a holy day is informally called "Buddha's Birthday" but it encompasses the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and passing away (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha. It is a religious holiday by Buddhists in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and the South East Asian countries. Date of this holiday varies every year because it is celebrated according to the Chinese calendar.

Malaysian King's Birthday
Harijadi Agong
June 1st 2013
Malaysian King's Birthday is a nationwide holiday.

Hari Raya Puasa

8-9 August 2013
Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The date of this holiday varies according to the Islamic calendar.

National Independence Day

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