As a visitor or resident in Malaysia, you should know that New Year’s Day is a public holiday throughout the country.
However, this only applies to some states in Malaysia.
New Year’s Day Holiday 2023
On January 1, 2023, which falls on a Sunday, New Year’s Day will be a national holiday.
Which states in Malaysia does not observe New Year’s Day?
All states in Malaysia observe New Year’s Day as a public holiday except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu.
|List of States||Observes New Year’s Day?|
What happens if New Year’s Day falls on the weekend?
|What happens if New Year’s Day falls on the weekend?||In Malaysia, if New Year’s Day falls on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the following working day (usually Monday) is declared a public holiday.|
This is known as a replacement public holiday or a substitute holiday. It is common in Malaysia to have a replacement holiday when a public holiday falls on a non-working day. Please keep in mind these details as you prepare your celebrations and schedules.