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Festivals

Festivals

Pongal

Culture & Religion: Hindu
Holiday: None
Date: 14 January

Thaipusam

Culture & Religion: Hindu
Holiday: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor only
Date: 25 January

Chinese New Year

Culture & Religion: Chinese
Holiday: National
Date: 8-9 February

Chap Goh Meh

Culture & Religion: Chinese
Holiday: None
Date: 22 February

Good Friday

Culture & Religion: Christian
Holiday: Sabah and Sarawak only
Date: 25 March

Vaisakhi

Culture & Religion: Sikh
Holiday: None
Date: 13 April

Wesak Day

Culture & Religion: Buddhist
Holiday: National
Date: 13 May

Pesta Keaamatan

Culture & Religion: Kadazan (Sabah)
Holiday: Sabah & Labuan only
Date: 30-31 May

Gawai

Culture & Religion: Dayak (Sarawak)
Holiday: Sarawak only
Date: 1-2 June

Fifth Moon/Dragon Boat Festival

Culture & Religion: Chinese
Holiday: None
Date: 9 June

Fiesta San Pedro

Culture & Religion: Eurasians (Melaka)
Holiday: None
Date: 23-29 June

Hari Raya Puasa

Culture & Religion: Islam
Holiday: National
Date: 6-7 July

Hungry Ghost Festival

Culture & Religion: Chinese
Holiday: None
Date: 17 August

Hari Raya Haji

Culture & Religion: Islam
Holiday: National
Date: 12-13 September

Mid Autumn or Mooncake Festival

Culture & Religion: Chinese
Holiday: None
Date: 15 September

Deepavali

Culture & Religion: Hindu
Holiday: National
Date: 29 October

Dong Zhi Festival (Winter Solstice)

Culture & Religion: Chinese
Holiday: None
Date: 21 December

Christmas

Culture & Religion: Christian
Holiday: National
Date: 25 December