Public Holiday Malaysia 2024 : From Thaipusam to Year - End

Public Holiday Malaysia 2024 : From Thaipusam to Year - End

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by Chloe Chan

Jan 10, 2024
at 9:48 AM

Public Holiday Malaysia 2024 : From Thaipusam to Year - End

  • New Year's Day: Saturday, December 31st (2023) to Monday, January 1st (2024) 
  • Chinese New Year: Saturday, February 10th to Monday, February 12th 
    - Please note: Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu do not get off on Monday, February 12th.
  • Agong's Birthday: Saturday, June 1st to Monday, June 3rd 
  • Hari Raya Haji: Saturday, June 15th to Monday, June 17th 
  • Awal Muharram: Saturday, July 6th to Monday, July 8th 
    - Please note: Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu do not get off on Monday, July 8th.
  • Malaysia Day/Prophet Muhammad's Birthday: Saturday, September 14th to Monday, September 16th - National Holiday


    List of Public Holidays In Malaysia for the 2024, Part 1   List of Public Holidays In Malaysia for the 2024, Part 2

Now that we've explored the exciting possibilities of Public Holidays Malaysia 2024, it's important to remember your rights as an employee during these breaks. Understanding your entitlements to paid leave, overtime compensation, and alternative work arrangements can ensure you truly maximize your relaxation and avoid any unpleasant surprises on your return. Head over to our article on "Understanding Your Employee Rights for Public Holidays in Malaysia" for an in-depth guide to navigating these days seamlessly.

Add - on your annual leave to balik kampung or have longer staycations 2024

Get the most out of your annual leave in 2024 with these strategic planning tips! Beyond public holidays, these clever date combinations offer incredible long weekend escapes within Malaysia.


1. Immerse Yourself in Thaipusam Festivities (Jan 25-28)
Take Friday, Jan 26th off and enjoy a vibrant 4-day weekend celebrating Thaipusam in Johor, KL, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya, or Selangor. Witness colorful processions and indulge in festive delights.

2. Seek Spiritual Renewal with Nuzul Al-Quran (Mar 28-31)
For an extended spiritual weekend (except in Johor, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, and Sarawak), take Friday, Mar 29th off and experience the peaceful observance of Nuzul Al-Quran from Mar 28th to 31st.

3. Celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Style (Apr 10-14)
Extend your Hari Raya festivities with a well-planned leave! Take Friday, Apr 12th off and relish a 5-day celebration from Apr 10th to 14th. Connect with loved ones, savor traditional delicacies, and immerse yourself in joyous cultural celebrations.

4. Recharge with a Labor Day Mini-Break (May 1-5):
Recharge your batteries with a rejuvenating 5-day break! Take Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd off and create a relaxing escape from May 1st to 5th.

5. Find Inner Peace During Wesak Day (May 22-26):
Seek tranquility with a well-deserved 5-day break! Take Thursday, May 23rd and Friday, May 24th off to celebrate Wesak Day from May 22nd to 26th. Immerse yourself in spiritual activities and discover inner peace.

6. Light Up Deepavali Celebrations (Oct 31-Nov 3):
Embrace the radiant hues of Deepavali with a 4-day escapade! Take Friday, Nov 1st off and join vibrant festivities from Oct 31st to Nov 3rd. Witness dazzling lights, delectable treats, and joyous cultural performances.


7. Unwind During Christmas Magic (Dec 25-29):
Escape the year-end rush with a festive 5-day break! Take Thursday, Dec 26th and Friday, Dec 27th off to create a joyful holiday retreat from Dec 25th to 29th. Bask in Christmas cheer, indulge in heartwarming traditions, and create lasting memories.

BY : AL 



1. How many Public Holidays are there Malaysia 2024? 
Answer :  

  • National Public Holidays: There are 19 national public holidays in Malaysia in 2024. These are holidays that are officially recognized and observed throughout the entire country.
  • All Public Holidays: Including state-specific holidays, there are 57 public holidays in Malaysia in 2024. This means that depending on which state you live in, you may enjoy additional days off beyond the national holidays.

2. How many days in year 2024 
Answer : 

  • There are 366 days in the year 2024. This is because 2024 is a leap year, which means it has an extra day (February 29th) compared to a normal year.

3. How many Saturdays and Sundays in year 2024? 
Answer : 

  • There are 104 Saturdays and Sundays in 2024. This means you can enjoy a well-deserved weekend break every 7 days throughout the year!