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Public Holidays in Malaysia

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Year 2012

DateHolidayComment
January 1
(Sunday)
New Year's Day
January 2
(Monday)
beginning of school year
January 2
(Monday)
New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)
January 23
(Monday)
Chinese New Year/Tet/LosarReligious - Buddhism (Vajrayana)
January 24
(Tuesday)
Chinese New Year/Tet/LosarReligious - Buddhism (Vajrayana)
February 5
(Sunday)
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
February 6
(Monday)
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
March 10
(Saturday)
mid-term holiday (beginning)
March 19
(Monday)
mid-term holiday (end)
April 11
(Wednesday)
Inauguration Day
May 1
(Tuesday)
Labour Day
May 5
(Saturday)
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaReligious - Buddhism (Theravada)
May 26
(Saturday)
mid-term holiday (beginning)
June 2
(Saturday)
Birthday of His Majesty, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong
June 11
(Monday)
mid-term holiday (end)
August 17
(Friday)
mid-term holiday (beginning)
August 19
(Sunday)
Hari Raya PuasaReligious - Muslim, Sufi
August 20
(Monday)
Hari Raya PuasaReligious - Muslim, Sufi
August 27
(Monday)
mid-term holiday (end)
August 31
(Friday)
Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)National Day
September 17
(Monday)
Malaysia Day
October 26
(Friday)
Hari Raya HajiReligious - Muslim, Sufi
November 10
(Saturday)
end of school year
November 13
(Tuesday)
Deepavali/DipabaliReligious - Hinduism
November 15
(Thursday)
Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
December 25
(Tuesday)
Christmas DayReligious - Catholic or protestant




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