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2009 Public Holidays in Malaysia and Singapore

Public Holidays in Malaysia and Singapore

Before travelling to Malaysia and Singapore, check out the public holidays in the two countries below. Public holidays may be national celebrations or religious or cultural celebrations celebrated by a large number of people.

   Its a great time to join in the celebrations but be sure to book hotels, air flights, train tickets and make your other travel arrangements early during public and state holidays. You can also expect crowds during school holidays.

 

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 2009 National or Major Public Holiday Malaysia and Singapore

National Public Holiday

Date in 2009

Day

Malaysia

Singapore

New Year's Day

1 January

Thursday

/ *S

/

Chinese New Year

26 January

Monday

/

/

 

27 January

Tuesday

/

/

Thaipusam

8 February

Sunday

/ *S

 

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

9 March

Monday

/

 

Good Friday

10 April

Friday

 

/

Labour Day

1 May

Friday

/

/

Wesak Day

9 May

Saturday

/

/

Birthday Celebration of King

6 June

Saturday

/

 

National Day Singapore

9 August

Sunday

 

/

Independence Day Malaysia (Hari Merdeka)

31 August

Monday

/

 

Nuzul Al-Quran

7 September

Monday

/ *S

 

Hari Raya Puasa (Eid Al-Fitr)

20 September

Sunday

/

/

 

21 September

Monday

/

 

Deepavali

17 October

Saturday

/

/

Hari Raya Qurban (Eid Al-Adha)

27 November

Friday

/

/

 

28 November

Saturday

/ *S

 

Maal Hijrah/ Awal Muharram

18 December

Friday

/

 

Christmas

25 December

Friday

/

/

 

 

 

 

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*S  - Holidays in some states in Malaysia. There are several other state holidays not listed above. State holidays differ from state to state in Malaysia.

note: School holidays are not University holidays. University holidays are specified by the respective universities.

 

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About Celebrations in Malaysia and Singapore

Carrying kavadis - Thaipusam in MalaysiaThere many celebrations in Malaysians and Singaporeans (more in Malaysia) because of the cultural and religious diversity of the population.

National celebrations are: National day (Malaysia and Singapore) and Birthday of the King and Sultans in Malaysia.

The major cultural and religious events celebrated are:

Hari Raya Adilfitri  (religious - Muslim)

Chinese New Year (cultural - Chinese)

Deepavali (religious - Hindu)

Wesak (religious - Buddhist)

Christmas (religious - Christian/Catholic)

Hari Raya Qurban (religious - Muslim)

Details at: holidays and celebrations.

 

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