Public Holiday Kuala Lumpur

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 JanSunNew Year’s Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
22 JanSunChinese New Year
23 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday
24 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday
1 FebWedFederal Territory Day
5 FebSunThaipusam
6 FebMonThaipusam Holiday
8 AprSatNuzul Al-Quran
21 AprFriHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
22 AprSatHari Raya Aidilfitri
23 AprSunHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
24 AprMonHari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday
1 MayMonLabour Day
4 MayThuWesak Day
5 JunMonAgong’s Birthday
29 JunThuHari Raya Haji
19 JulWedAwal Muharram
31 AugThuMerdeka Day
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
28 SepThuProphet Muhammad’s Birthday
12 NovSunDeepavali
13 NovMonDeepavali Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas 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.

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