List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Malaysia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Jan. 14, 2018 Jan. 14, 2018 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Jan. 31, 2018 Jan. 31, 2018 Thaipusam Hindu festival
Feb. 1, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only.
Feb. 16, 2018 Feb. 16, 2018 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Feb. 17, 2018 Feb. 17, 2018 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month. Except Kelantan, Terengganu
March 4, 2018 March 4, 2018 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
March 23, 2018 March 23, 2018 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
April 14, 2018 April 14, 2018 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
April 15, 2018 April 15, 2018 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
April 26, 2018 April 26, 2018 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018 Labour Day International Workers Day
May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018 Public Holiday For voting in General Elections
May 10, 2018 May 10, 2018 Public Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election. Except Sarawak
May 11, 2018 May 11, 2018 Public Holiday In conjunction with the 14th General Election. Except Sarawak
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
May 13, 2018 May 13, 2018 Public Holiday Kedah, Kelantan, Johor, Terengganu
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018 Public Holiday Sarawak
May 18, 2018 May 18, 2018 Public Holiday Sarawak
May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
May 30, 2018 May 30, 2018 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
June 2, 2018 June 2, 2018 Nuzul Quran Many regions
June 2, 2018 June 2, 2018 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
June 16, 2018 June 16, 2018 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
June 17, 2018 June 17, 2018 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
July 7, 2018 July 7, 2018 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
July 14, 2018 July 14, 2018 State Public Holiday Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
July 22, 2018 July 22, 2018 Sarawak Day
July 23, 2018 July 23, 2018 Public Holiday
Aug. 22, 2018 Aug. 22, 2018 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Aug. 23, 2018 Aug. 23, 2018 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kelantan, Terengganu only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Aug. 31, 2018 Aug. 31, 2018 National Day Independence Day
Sept. 9, 2018 Sept. 9, 2018 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday
Sept. 9, 2018 Sept. 9, 2018 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 9 September
Sept. 10, 2018 Sept. 10, 2018 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Holiday Except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
Sept. 11, 2018 Sept. 11, 2018 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Sept. 16, 2018 Sept. 16, 2018 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Sept. 17, 2018 Sept. 17, 2018 Malaysia Day Holiday Except, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu
Oct. 6, 2018 Oct. 6, 2018 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Oct. 12, 2018 Oct. 12, 2018 Melaka Governor's Birthday Melaka only
Oct. 15, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Oct. 22, 2018 Oct. 22, 2018 Occasional Holiday For installation of Sultan
Oct. 24, 2018 Oct. 24, 2018 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Oct. 29, 2018 Oct. 29, 2018 Public Holiday Perak only. To mark the Malaysia Cup victory
Nov. 2, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only
Nov. 6, 2018 Nov. 6, 2018 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Nov. 11, 2018 Nov. 11, 2018 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Nov. 12, 2018 Nov. 12, 2018 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Second day. Always celebrated on 12 November
Nov. 20, 2018 Nov. 20, 2018 Maulidur Rasul
Dec. 11, 2018 Dec. 11, 2018 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Dec. 25, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday