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.
|Holiday Date||Country Holiday||Common Observance||Observance Type||Religion/Belief|
|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||East Asian|
|Eid al-Fitr||Eid al-Fitr||Religious/Beliefs||Islam / Muslim|
|Eid al-Adha||Eid al-Adha||Religious/Beliefs||Islam / Muslim|