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.

2009 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE
 

National Public Holiday

Date in 2009

Day

Malaysia

Singapore

New Year's Day

1 January

Thursday

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Chinese New Year

26 January

Monday

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27 January

Tuesday

/

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Thaipusam

8 February

Sunday

/ *S

 

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

9 March

Monday

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Good Friday

10 April

Friday

 

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Labour Day

1 May

Friday

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Wesak Day

9 May

Saturday

/

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Birthday Celebration of King

6 June

Saturday

/

 

National Day Singapore

9 August

Sunday

 

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Independence Day Malaysia (Hari Merdeka)

31 August

Monday

/

 

Nuzul Al-Quran

7 September

Monday

/ *S

 

Hari Raya Puasa (Eid Al-Fitr)

20 September

Sunday

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21 September

Monday

/

 

Deepavali

17 October

Saturday

/

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Hari Raya Qurban (Eid Al-Adha)

27 November

Friday

/

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28 November

Saturday

/ *S

 

Maal Hijrah/ Awal Muharram

18 December

Friday

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Christmas

25 December

Friday

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NOTES:
 / - Public Holidays
*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.

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