The public holidays in Kuala Lumpur mostly align with those in other states and territories across Malaysia. However, Kuala Lumpur does observe a unique celebration known as Federal Territory Day, which is shared only with two other territories.
Federal Territory Day in Kuala Lumpur commemorates the formation of the territory in 1974. Before this, the areas currently known as Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya were part of the state of Selangor.
Public Holiday Kuala Lumpur 2023
The following contains a calendar of all 2023 public holidays for Kuala Lumpur. Please note that these dates may be subject to official changes, so ensure to regularly check this page for any updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year’s Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|22 Jan||Sun||Chinese New Year|
|23 Jan||Mon||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|24 Jan||Tue||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|1 Feb||Wed||Federal Territory Day|
|6 Feb||Mon||Thaipusam Holiday|
|8 Apr||Sat||Nuzul Al-Quran|
|21 Apr||Fri||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|22 Apr||Sat||Hari Raya Aidilfitri|
|23 Apr||Sun||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|24 Apr||Mon||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|4 May||Thu||Wesak Day|
|5 Jun||Mon||Agong’s Birthday|
|29 Jun||Thu||Hari Raya Haji|
|19 Jul||Wed||Awal Muharram|
|31 Aug||Thu||Merdeka Day|
|16 Sep||Sat||Malaysia Day|
|28 Sep||Thu||Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday|
|13 Nov||Mon||Deepavali Holiday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
What happens if Kuala Lumpur Public Holidays falls on the weekend?
If a public holiday in Kuala Lumpur falls on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the following Monday will typically be declared a public holiday as a replacement. This is to ensure the public still gets a day off work. However, the declaration of replacement holidays can sometimes be subject to government discretion.