New Year’s Day in Malaysia

Everywhere in Malaysia, except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, and Terengganu, New Year’s Day in Malaysia is a public holiday.

New Year’s Day in 2024, 2025, and 2026:

YearDateDayHolidayStates
20241 JanMondayNew Year’s DayNational except for Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis
& Terengganu
20251 JanWednesdayNew Year’s DayNational except for Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis
& Terengganu
20261 JanThursdayNew Year’s DayNational except for Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis
& Terengganu

These dates are estimated. We will update this page once the official announcement is out.

In Malaysia, there are a lot of New Year’s Eve and Day festivities (of all hues) to be found. There is frequent singing, eating, and other festivities in Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Square, along with a variety of cultural activities. Fireworks will be shown in Kuala Lumpur and other locations around the nation.

On New Year’s Eve, people also reflect on the previous year and set resolutions for the next year. Many people host memorable get-togethers for friends or family.

Even though the majority of Malaysia’s population is Muslim and follows their traditional calendar, Gregorian New Year’s Eve and Day celebrations have become customary.

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