List Of Public Holidays In Malaysia For 2021 So That You Can Plan Your Long Weekends

You Deserve A Break!

Hello, foodies! As another year draws to a close, most of us would start working on our “new year” resolutions and…abandon them after the first week of the year? And, as for the rest of us, the beginning of a new year is when we plan our calendars and plan holidays (hopefully)!


List of Public Holidays in 2021

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It’s no doubt that 2020 has been an (un)eventful year in terms of travelling, but, let’s hope that the coming year will be much better! And, it looks like it’s off to a good start because we will be having 14 national public holidays next year, in 2021. Hooray!

National Holidays in 2021:

  • 1 January, Friday – New Year’s Day (national except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu)
  • 28 January, Thursday – Thaipusam (only in Johor, KL, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya & Selangor)
  • 12 February, Friday – Chinese New Year
  • 13 February, Saturday – Chinese New Year Holiday
  • 29 April, Thursday – Nuzul Al-Quran (national except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak)
  • 1 May, Saturday – Labour Day
  • 13 May, Thursday* – Hari Raya Aidilfitri
  • 14 May, Friday* – Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
  • 26 May, Wednesday – Wesak Day
  • 7 June, Monday – Agong’s Birthday
  • 20 July, Tuesday – Hari Raya Haji
  • 10 August, Tuesday – Awal Muharram
  • 31 August, Tuesday – National Day
  • 16 September, Thursday – Malaysia Day
  • 19 October, Tuesday – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
  • 4 November, Thursday – Deepavali (national except Sarawak)
  • 25 December, Saturday – Christmas Day

*Subject to change


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Click Below for Individual State Holidays in 2021

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Choose your state or territory:

What Are Your Plans For 2021?

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And, there you have it – that sums up today’s list of public holidays and long weekends for next year. If you do plan on travelling domestically next year, make sure you continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Stay safe, and Happy New Year, foodies!

Feature image credit: (left) @books_plus_art (Instagram), (right) @louise6manville (Instagram)

Also read: Here Are Some Of The Must-Eat Local Favourites In Kota Kinabalu Before The Year Ends


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