Malaysia has two types of holidays – national and state holidays. The national holidays are celebrated in the entire region of Malaysia while the state ones are acknowledged by certain states of Malaysia regarding the relevance to the state itself.

Public holidays in the states of Malaysia are mostly derived from local events (birthday or installation of the rulers), religious festivals (Isra Miraj, Good Friday, Eid al-Fitr), and traditional local holidays (Gawai Dayak and Kaamatan festival).

List of Malaysian national and states holiday 2013
The list of Malaysia 2013 national and states holiday are provided below. Please note that it is only an estimate, so we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information available.

New Year’s Day
International New Year’s Day 2013
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
All states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis & Trengganu

Birthday of Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan
Monday, 14 January 2013
Only in Negeri Sembilan

Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Only in Kedah

Maulidur Rasul
An Islamic holiday to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Thursday, 24 January 2013
National

Thaipusam
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Only in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor

Federal Territory Day
Friday, 1 February 2013
Only in Federal territory of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya

Chinese New Year
Lunar/ Chinese New Year 2013
Sunday, 10 February 2013
National

2nd day of Chinese New Year
Monday, 11 February 2013
All states except Kelantan & Trengganu

Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Trengganu
Sunday, 4 March 2013
Only in Trengganu

Good Friday
Good Friday 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
Only in Sabah & Serawak

Declaration of Malaka as Historical City
Monday, 15 April 2013
Only in Malaka

Birthday of the Sultan of Perak
Friday, 19 April 2013
Only in Perak

Labour Day
International Labour Day 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
National

Hari Hol Pahang
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Only in Pahang

Birthday of Raja Perlis
Friday, 17 May 2013
Only in Perlis

Vesak Day / Vesak Day / Birth of Buddha
Vesak 2013
Friday, 24 May 2013
National

Kaamatan Harvest Festival
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Friday, 31 May
Only in Sabah & Labuan

Birthday of Agong
Saturday, 1 June 2013
National

Gawai Dayak Festival
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Sunday, 2 June 2013
Only in Serawak

Israk & Mikraj / Isra Miraj
Isra Miraj
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Only in Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis

Georgetown World Heritage City Day
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Only in Penang

Awal Ramadan (Start of Ramadan fasting month / bulan puasa)
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Only in Johor, Kedah & Malaka

Birthday of the Governor of Penang
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Only in Penang

Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Only in Terengganu

Nuzul Al-Quran
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Only in Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Perlis, Pahang, Selangor & Terengganu

Aidil Fitri / Hari Raya Puasa / End of Ramadan
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Friday, 9 August 2013
National

National Day
Malaysia Independence Day
Saturday, 31 August 2013
National

Birthday of the Governor of Serawak
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Only in Serawak

Malaysia Day
Malaysia Day – Anniversary of Malaysian federation establishment.
Monday, 16 September 2013
National

Birthday of the Governor of Sabah
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Only in Sabah

Birthday of the Governor of Malaka
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Only in Malaka

Hari Raya Haji / Qurban / Aidil Adha
Eid al-Adha
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
National

2nd day of Hari Raya Haji
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Only in Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Terengganu

Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Only in Pahang

Deepavali
Diwali / Deepavali
Sunday, 3 November 2013
All states except Serawak

Awal Muharram / Islamic New Year / Ma’al Hijrah
Al Hijra
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
National

Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Only in Kelantan

Birthday of the Sultan of Johor
Friday, 22 November 2013
Only in Johor

Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Only in Selangor

Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Johor
Friday, 20 December 2013
Only in Johor

Christmas Day
Christmas – Anniversary of birthday of Jesus Christ
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
National

*When a public holiday in Malaysia falls on Sunday, the following Monday will substitute the holiday.

Happy Malaysia Holiday 2013!