Public Holiday Sabah

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 JanSunNew Year’s Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
22 JanSunChinese New Year
23 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday
24 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday
7 AprFriGood Friday
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
30 MayTueHarvest Festival
31 MayWedHarvest Festival Holiday
5 JunMonAgong’s Birthday
29 JunThuHari Raya Haji
19 JulWedAwal Muharram
31 AugThuMerdeka Day
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
28 SepThuProphet Muhammad’s Birthday
7 OctSatSabah Governor’s Birthday
12 NovSunDeepavali
13 NovMonDeepavali Holiday
24 DecSunChristmas Eve
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueChristmas 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.

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