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Muharram/New Year 2024 in Malaysia

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Is Muharram/New Year a Public Holiday?

Muharram/New Year is a public holiday in 12 states, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.


About Muharram/New Year

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Muharram/New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2019SunSep 1Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
2021TueAug 10Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
2022SatJul 30Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
2023WedJul 19Muharram/New YearFederal Public Holiday 
2024SunJul 7Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday 
2024MonJul 8Muharram Holiday (Tentative Date)Federal Public HolidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
2025FriJun 27Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday 
2026WedJun 17Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday 
2027SunJun 6Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday 
2028ThuMay 25Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday 
2029TueMay 15Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)Federal Public Holiday 

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