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Malaysia

Holidays & Observances in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. It is located on a mainland peninsula and a portion of the island of Borneo. It is extremely diverse both culturally and religiously. Islam is the official religion and is practiced by most of the people, but Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity also have strong followings. There are very few legal holidays in Malaysia, most of the emphasis is placed on religious celebrations. Religious festivals are celebrated openly, and people from all religions are generally invited to join in. Though Islamic holidays are the most widely celebrated Vesak, Diwali, and Christmas are each celebrated throughout the country.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Diwali Diwali Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Maha Shivaratri Maha Shivaratri Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Qing Ming - Tomb Sweeping Day Qingming / Tomb Sweeping Day / Ching Ming Festival Religious/Beliefs Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Eid al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism
Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan / Rakhi Religious/Beliefs Hindu