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Malaysia Calendar 2013



A great reference for holidays and vacations in Malaysia



Malaysia Calendar 2013 showcases National, State and School Holidays as well as days for Cultural, Religious and Special Days.


It also provide information on country or state holidays observed by the fourteen (14) states in Malaysia.


We, Malaysians are very lucky as we are ethnically varied nation with many different cultures, religions, and traditions.


With our unique cultural festivals, many are observed as national holidays. There may be a few not observed as a public holiday but they get our mention because they are really time well spent if you get an opportunity to observe them.


Be it whether you are on holidays or visiting, it is always a privilege to witness some colorful celebrations on our Malaysia calendar holidays.


Yearly, we have spectacular celebration like the Thaipusam and Chinese New Year in January, Wesak in May, Georgetown Unesco World Heritage in July are huge street celebrations in Penang.Malaysia Calendar


I hope the Malaysia calendar can stimulate you to choose Penang as your next destination for holidays. Read here what New York times has to say in 2009.


Special days like mothers, fathers, doctors, secretary, Valentine, women and bosses are also highlighted to rewards people. For these special days, most hotels or restaurant best in town will be packed.


Penang, Malaysia in 2011 is listed by Yahoo Travel as "10 Islands to Explore Before You Die"!Malaysia Calendar


Here you get a full list of National holidays on Malaysia calendar. I even list down the school holiday for your planning. Also the 1st day of the month of the 3 major races.


These activities is not puzzling once you understand how religious our locals are. Bells ringing in Indian temples, birds freeing in Buddhist temples and you get teary eyed if you stand too long watching in fascination what is going on.


Also listed are the horse race days in Malaysia and Singapore. Punters wanting to strike rich by betting on horse goes to Turf Club all over Malaysia.


The year 2013 for the Muslims, it is begining of year 1434 to 1435. For the Tamils it is the year of 1934 (Nandhana to Vijaya). Chinese New Year marked the beginning of lunar year 4711 with the Chinese Zodiac sign, the Snake.


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January

Public and National HolidayMalaysia Calendar


1st (Tuesday): New Year 2013 Celebration (All states except Johor, Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan, Terengganu).

24th (Thursday): Birthday of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.

27th (Thursday): Thaipusam (All states except Federal Territory of Labuan, Perlis, Kedah, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak).


State Holiday


14th (Monday): Tuanku Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan's Birthday (only for Negeri Sembilan).

20th (Sunday): Sultan of Kedah's Birthday(only for Kedah)


Malaysian Religious Days


12th (Saturday) and 26th (Saturday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 12th Lunar Month.

13th (Sunday): Muslim 1st day of Rabiulawwal month.

14th (Monday): Hindu 1st day of Thai month.


Malaysian Race Days


4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th: Singapore Race Day.

5th-6th, 12th-13th, 14th and 15th: Perak Race Day.

20th, 26th-27th: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


20 Jan 2013: World Religion Day.



February

Public and National Holiday


10th (Sunday): Chinese New Year 1st Day. Malaysia Calendar

11th (Monday): Chinese New Year 2nd Day (except Kelantan and Terengganu).Malaysia Calendar


State Holiday


1st (Friday): Federal Territory Day (only for KL, Putrajaya, Labuan).


Malaysian Religious Days


10th (Sunday) and 24th (Sunday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 1st Lunar Month.

12th (Tuesday): Muslim 1st day of Rabiulakhir month.

13th (Wednesday): Hindu 1st day of Masi month.


Malaysian Race Days


1st, 3rd, 8th, 11th, 15th, 17th, 22th, 24th: Singapore Race Day.

23rd-24th: Perak Race Day.

2nd-3rd: Penang Race Day.

11th, 16th: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


14th (Thursday):Valentine's Day


March

State Holiday


4th (Monday): Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu (only for Terengganu).

29th (Friday): Good Friday (only for Sabah, Sarawak).


Malaysian Religious Days


12th (Tuesday) and 26th (Tuesday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 2nd Lunar Month.

13th (Wednesday): Muslim 1st day of Jamadilawwal month.

14th (Thursday): Hindu 1st day of Pangguni month.


Malaysian Race Days


1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22th, 24th, 29th, 31st: Singapore Race Day.

2nd-3rd: Perak Race Day.

9th-10th, 16th-17th: Penang Race Day.

23rd-24th, 30th-31st: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


8th : Women's Day.

30th : Doctor's Day.


April

State Holiday


15th (Monday): Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City (only for Melaka).

19th (Friday): Sultan of Perak's Birthday (only Perak).


Malaysian Religious Days


4th (Thursday): Chinese Qing Ming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day).

10th (Wednesday) and 24th (Wednesday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 3rd Lunar Month.

12th (Friday): Muslim 1st day of Jamadilakhir month.

14th (Sunday): Hindu 1st day of Chithirai month (Tamil New Year).


Malaysian Race Days


5th, 7th, 12th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th: Singapore Race Day.

13th-14th, 20th-21st: Perak Race Day.

27th-28th: Penang Race Day.

6th: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


1st: April Fool's Day.

13th: Eclipse of the moon (2.04a.m. - 6.11a.m. M'sia time).

22nd: Earth Day.

27th: Secretaries Day.


May

Public Holiday


1st (Wednesday): Labour Day.

24th (Friday): Wesak Day.


State Holiday


7th (Tuesday): Hol Day of Pahang State (only for Pahang).

17th (Tuesday): Tuanku Raja Perlis's Birthday (only for Perlis).

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30th (Thursday) and 31st (Friday): Harvest Festival (only for Labuan and Sabah).


Malaysian Religious Days


10th (Friday) and 24th(Friday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 4th Lunar Month.

11th (Saturday): Muslim 1st day of Rejab month.

15th (Wednesday): Hindu 1st day of Vaikasi month.


Malaysian Race Days


3rd, 5th, 10th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 28th, 31st: Singapore Race Day.

25th-26th: Perak Race Day.

4th-5th, 27th-28th: Penang Race Day.

11th-12th: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


12th: Mothers' Day.


June

Public Holiday


1st (Saturday): Birthday of Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong.


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State Holiday


1st (Saturday) and 2nd (Sunday): Gawai Dayak Festival (only for Sarawak).

6th (Thursday): Israk and Mikraj (only for Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis).


Malaysian Religious Days


8th (Saturday) and 22nd(Saturday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 5th Lunar Month.


10th (Monday): Muslim 1st day of Syaaban month.

15th (Saturday): Hindu 1st day of Aani month.


Malaysian Race Days


2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th: Singapore Race Day.

1st, 29th-30th: Perak Race Day.

9th, 15th-16th: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


1st: Malaysian Air Force Day.

12th: Race Unity Day.

16th: Fathers Day.


July

State Holidays


7th (Sunday): Georgetown World Heritage City Day (only for Penang).

10th (Wednesday): Awal Ramadan (only for Johor, Kedah and Melaka).

13th (Saturday): Penang Governor's Birthday (only for Penang).

20th (Saturday): Sultan of Terengganu's Birthday (only for Terengganu).

26th (Friday): Nuzul Al-Quran (only for Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor and Terengganu).


Malaysian Religious Days


8th (Monday) and 22nd (Monday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 6th Lunar Month.

10th (Wednesday): Muslim 1st day of Ramadhan month.

17th (Wednesday): Hindu 1st day of Aadi month.


Malaysian Race Days


5th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th: Singapore Race Day.

20th-21st, 27th-28th: Perak Race Day.

6th-7th, 13th-14th: Penang Race Day.


August

Public Holiday


8th (Thursday) and 9th (Friday): Hari Raya Puasa.

31st (Wednesday): National Day or Hari Kebangsaan.


Malaysian Religious Days


7th (Wednesday) and 21st (Wednesday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month.

8th (Thursday): Muslim 1st day of Syawwal month.

17th (Saturday): Hindu 1st day of Aavani month.


Malaysian Race Days


2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th: Singapore Race Day.

10th-11th, 17th-18th: Penang Race Day.

4th, 31st: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


7th: Friendship Day.


September

Public Holiday


16th (Monday): Malaysia Day.


State Holiday


8th (Saturday):Sarawak Governor's Birthday (only for Sarawak).


Malaysian Religious Days


5th (Thursday) and 19th (Thursday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month.

7th (Saturday): Muslim 1st day of Zulkaedah month.

17th (Tuesday): Hindu 1st day of Purattasi month.


Malaysian Race Days


1st, 6th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th: Singapore Race Day.Malaysia Calendar


7th-8th, 15th: Perak Race Day.

28th-29th: Penang Race Day.

14th, 21st: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.

Special Days


11th: Grandparent's Day.

16th: Malaysian Armed Forces Day.

21st: International Day of Peace.


October

Public Holiday

15th (Tuesday): Hari Raya Haji 1st day.


State Holiday


5th (Saturday): Sabah Governor's Birthday (only for Sabah).

12th (Saturday): Malacca Governor's Birthday (only for Melaka).

16th (Wednesday): Hari Raya Haji 2nd day (only for Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu).

24th (Thursday): Sultan of Pahang's Birthday (only for Pahang).


Malaysian Religious Days


5th (Saturday) and 19th (Saturday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 9th Lunar Month.

6th (Sunday): Muslim 1st day of Zulhijjah month.

18th (Friday): Hindu 1st day of Iyppasi month.


Malaysian Race Days


4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18thh, 20th, 25th, 27th: Singapore Race Day.

26th-27th: Perak Race Day.

5th-6th: Penang Race Day.

12th, 19th-20th: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


5th: World Teachers Day.

17th: Bosses Day.

19th: Eclipse of the moon (5.51a.m. - 9.50a.m. M'sia time).

23rd: Mother-in Law's Day.

24th: United Nations Day.

31st: Halloween.


November

Public Holiday


3rd (Sunday): Deepavali (All states except Sarawak and Labuan).

5th (Tuesday): Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah).


State Holiday


11th (Monday): Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday.

12th (Tuesday): Sultan of Kelantan's Birthday.

22nd (Friday): Sultan of Johor's Birthday (only for Johor).


Malaysian Religious Days


3rd (Sunday) and 17th (Sunday): Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 10th Lunar Month.

5th (Tuesday): Muslim 1st day of Muharram month.

17th (Sunday): Hindu 1st day of Karthigai month.


Malaysian Race Days


1st, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17thh, 22nd, 24th, 29th: Singapore Race Day.

16th-17th, 23rd-24th: Perak Race Day.

2nd, 10th, 30th: Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Days


2nd: All Soul's Day.

20th: Universal Children's Day.

22nd: Thanksgiving Day.


December

National Holiday


25th (Wednesday): Christmas Day.


State Holiday


10th (Tuesday): Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Johor (only for Johor).

11th (Wednesday):Sultan of Selangor's Birthday (only for Selangor).


Malaysian Religious Days


3rd (Tuesday) and 17th (Tuesday):Chinese 1st and 15th day of the 11th Lunar Month.

4th (Wednesday): Muslim 1st day of Safar month.

16th (Monday): Hindu 1st day of Margali month.


Malaysian Race Days


1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th : Singapore Race Day.

21st-22nd, 28th-29th : Penang Race Day.

1st, 7th, 14th, 30th : Kuala Lumpur Race Day.


Special Day


10th: UN Human Rights Day.


NOTE: Whenever a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the next day shall be a public holiday.Malaysia Calendar


Malaysia Calendar 2013 School Holidays

School Commences : 2nd January 2013


1st Semester Term Break (9 Days) : 23rd March - 31st March.

Mid Term Break (16 Days) : 25th May - 9th June.

2nd Semester Break (12 Days) : 7th - 18th August.

End of the Year Break (46 Days) : 16th November 2013 - 1st January 2014.


* Take note that in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, Term Break commences a day earlier.


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