Sabah’s forthcoming public holiday schedule offers a handful of long weekends and brief respites that can be efficiently utilised for recreation, relaxation, or even productive activities. Given the tropical climate of Sabah, it’s always a good idea to plan outdoor activities like hiking, boating, or even spending a day at the beach.
Now would be an excellent time to start researching and planning your holiday activities. If you’re interested in local culture, consider visiting the many cultural festivals throughout the year. Remember to also make any necessary reservations for accommodations or activities, especially during peak holiday periods. With some planning, you can ensure you fully utilise your time off and enjoy everything Sabah has to offer.
Public Holiday Sabah 2023
This section presents a comprehensive calendar of all public holidays for Sabah in 2023. Please note that these dates might be subject to changes as official amendments are declared. Hence, ensure to revisit regularly 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|
|7 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|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|
|30 May||Tue||Harvest Festival|
|31 May||Wed||Harvest Festival Holiday|
|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|
|7 Oct||Sat||Sabah Governor’s Birthday|
|13 Nov||Mon||Deepavali Holiday|
|24 Dec||Sun||Christmas Eve|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Christmas Holiday|
What happens if Sabah Public Holidays falls on the weekend?
If a public holiday in Sabah falls on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the following weekday may be observed as a replacement holiday. However, the replacement is not automatic and is often at the discretion of the state’s authority.
Therefore, it’s recommended to check with the official announcement.