Malaysia Public Holidays 2020 Calendar

Check out the Malaysia public holidays 2020 calendar. Scroll down to view all the public holidays in Malaysia or identify the holidays by state.

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Malaysia Public Holidays 2020

Below is a list of all the public holidays in Malaysia.

DateDayHolidayState(s)
1-JanWedNew Year’s DayNational (excl. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu)
14-JanTueYDPB Negeri Sembilan’s BirthdayNegeri Sembilan
19-JanSunSultan of Kedah’s BirthdayKedah
25-JanSatChinese New YearNational
26-JanSunChinese New Year HolidayNational
27-JanMonChinese New Year HolidayNational (excl. Johor & Kedah)
1-FebSatFederal Territory DayKuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya
8-FebSatThaipusamJohor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya & Selangor
4-MarWedInstallation of Sultan TerengganuTerengganu
22-MarSunIsrak and MikrajKedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis
23-MarMonIsrak and Mikraj HolidayNegeri Sembilan & Perlis
23-MarMonSultan of Johor’s BirthdayJohor
10-AprFriGood FridaySabah & Sarawak
15-AprWedDeclaration of Malacca as a Historical CityMalacca
24-AprFriAwal RamadanJohor, Kedah & Malacca
26-AprSunAwal Ramadan HolidayJohor & Kedah
26-AprSunSultan of Terengganu’s BirthdayTerengganu
1-MayFriLabour DayNational
3-MaySunLabour Day HolidayJohor & Kedah
7-MayThuHari Hol PahangPahang
7-MayThuWesak DayNational
10-MaySunNuzul Al-QuranNational (excl. Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak)
11-MayMonNuzul Al-Quran HolidayKuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya & Selangor
24-MaySunHari Raya AidilfitriNational
25-MayMonHari Raya Aidilfitri HolidayNational
26-MayTueHari Raya Aidilfitri HolidayNational (excl. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
30-MaySatHarvest FestivalLabuan & Sabah
31-MaySunHarvest Festival HolidayLabuan & Sabah
1-JunMonHarvest Festival HolidayLabuan & Sabah
1-JunMonHari GawaiSarawak
2-JunTueHari Gawai HolidaySarawak
6-JunSatAgong’s BirthdayNational
7-JunSunAgong’s Birthday HolidayKelantan & Terengganu
7-JulTueGeorgetown World Heritage City DayPenang
11-JulSatPenang Governor’s BirthdayPenang
17-JulFriRaja Perlis’s BirthdayPerlis
22-JulWedSarawak DaySarawak
30-JulThuSultan of Pahang’s BirthdayPahang
30-JulThuArafat DayTerengganu
31-JulFriHari Raya HajiNational
1-AugSatHari Raya Haji HolidayKedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu
2-AugSunHari Raya Haji HolidayKelantan & Terengganu
20-AugThuAwal MuharramNational
31-AugMonMerdeka DayNational
16-SepWedMalaysia DayNational
24-SepThuHari Hol Almarhum Sultan IskandarJohor
3-OctSatSabah Governor’s BirthdaySabah
9-OctFriMelaka Governor’s BirthdayMalacca
10-OctSatSarawak Governor’s BirthdaySarawak
29-OctThuProphet Muhammad’s BirthdayNational
6-NovFriSultan of Perak’s BirthdayPerak
11-NovWedSultan of Kelantan’s BirthdayKelantan
12-NovThuSultan of Kelantan’s Birthday HolidayKelantan
14-NovSatDeepavaliNational (excl. Sarawak)
15-NovSunDeepavali HolidayKelantan & Terengganu
11-DecFriSultan of Selangor’s BirthdaySelangor
24-DecThuChristmas EveSabah
25-DecFriChristmas DayNational
27-DecSunChristmas Day HolidayJohor & Kedah

Maximise Your Holidays 2020

Make full use of your 2020 public days by getting the longest stretch of break with minimal number of day leaves needed.

MonthTotal DaysDay(s) LeaveWhen
Jan4111-Jan (Sat) to 14-Jan (Tue) | Negeri Sembilan
Jan3X17-Jan (Fri) to 19-Jan (Sun)Kedah
Jan3X24-Jan (Fri) to 26-Jan (Sun) | Johor & Kedah
Jan4X24-Jan (Fri) to 27-Jan (Mon) | Kelantan & Terengganu
Jan3X25-Jan (Sat) to 27-Jan (Mon)National (excl. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
Mar414-Mar (Wed) to 7-Mar (Sat)Terengganu
Mar3X20-Mar (Fri) to 22-Mar (Sun)Kedah
Mar4120-Mar (Fri) to 23-Mar (Mon)Johor
Mar3X21-Mar (Sat) to 23-Mar (Mon)Negeri Sembilan & Perlis
Apr3X10-Apr (Fri) to 12-Apr (Sun)Sabah & Sarawak
Apr3X24-Apr (Fri) to 26-Apr (Sun)Johor, Kedah, Malacca & Terengganu
May3X1-May (Fri) to 3-May (Sun)National (excl. Kelantan & Terengganu)
May3X7-May (Thu) to 9-May (Sat)Johor & Kedah
May4X7-May (Thu) to 10-May (Sun)Kelantan & Terengganu
May417-May (Thu) to 10-May (Sun)Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak
May517-May (Thu) to 11-May (Mon)Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya & Selangor
May4X22-May (Fri) to 25-May (Mon)Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
May4X23-May (Sat) to 26-May (Tue)National (excl. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
May3X30-May (Sat) to 1-Jun (Mon)Labuan & Sabah
May4X30-May (Sat) to 2-Jun (Tue)Sarawak
Jun3X5-Jun (Fri) to 7-Jun (Mon)Kelantan & Terengganu
Jul414-Jul (Sat) to 7-Jul (Tue)Penang
Jul3X17-Jul (Fri) to 19-Jul (Sun)Perlis
Jul4X30-Jul (Thu) to 2-Aug (Sun)Pahang & Terengganu
Jul3X31-Jul (Fri) to 2-Aug (Sun)National (excl. Johor, Kedah, Pahang & Terengganu)
Aug3X20-Aug (Thu) to 22-Aug (Sat)Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
Aug4120-Aug (Thu) to 23-Aug (Sun)National (excl. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
Aug4128-Aug (Fri) to 31-Aug (Mon)Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
Aug3X29-Aug (Sat) to 31-Aug (Mon)National (excl. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
Sep3X24-Sep (Thu) to 26-Sep (Sat)Johor
Oct3X9-Oct (Fri) to 11-Oct (Sun)Malacca
Oct3X29-Oct (Thu) to 31-Oct (Sat)Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu
Oct4129-Oct (Thu) to 1-Nov (Sun)National (excl. Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
Nov3X6-Nov (Fri) to 8-Nov (Sat)Perak
Nov5X11-Nov (Wed) to 15-Nov (Sun)Kelantan
Nov3X13-Nov (Friday) to 15-Nov (Sun)Terengganu
Dec3X11-Dec (Fri) to 13-Dec (Sun)Selangor
Dec4X24-Dec (Thu) to 27-Dec (Sun)Sabah
Dec3X25-Dec (Fri) to 27-Dec (Sun)National (excl. Kelantan, Sabah & Terengganu)

State Calendar & Public Holidays 2020


Public holidays are “official non-working days” given by the government of Malaysia to its citizens. The dates given are governed by various laws such as:

  • Act 369 – Holiday Act 1951
  • Sarawak Holidays Ordinance
  • State of Sabah Holidays Ordinance

As Malaysia is a country that is rich with people from diverse backgrounds, the allocation of holidays takes into consideration different races and religion. For instance, there is Hari Raya Aidilfitri for the Muslims, Chinese New Year for the Chinese, Deepavali for the Indians and Christmas for the Christians. On top of that, as most states has its own ruler, “state public holidays” are given according to “state-related events” such as the birthday of the ruler. This makes Malaysia a country that has one of the most public holidays in the world.

Before you go ahead and make your 2020 travel plans, it is important to first understand the types of holidays in Malaysia. The public holidays in Malaysia are separated into 2 types: national holidays (enjoyed by everyone in the country) and state holidays (enjoyed by people living / working in the state). For the public holiday that falls on a weekend, a replacement holiday will be given on the next working day (subject to official working days of respective states).

For most states in Malaysia, whereby the official working days are from Monday to Friday, if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, a replacement holiday will be given on Monday. While for Kelantan and Terengganu (with their official working days from Sunday to Thursday), if a public holiday falls on Saturday, they will be able to enjoy a replacement holiday on Sunday. However, Johor and Kedah will enjoy a replacement holiday on Sunday if a public holiday falls on a Friday, though they share similar official working days with Kelantan & Terengganu.

The number of public holidays in Malaysia in 2020 (inclusive of replacement holidays) is a total of 48 days. The longest holiday stretch without needing to apply for any day leave is 5 days (but only applies to Kelantan) with everyone else being able to enjoy 5 or 6 consecutive days of break from work if they apply for 1 day leave in between.

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