Public holidays in Melaka or Malacca are generally the same as other states in Malaysia. However, it has several special holidays included in its yearly calendar which are the Declaration of Melaka as a Historic City, Awal Ramadan and Melaka Governor’s Birthday.
The Declaration of Melaka as a Historic City was declared as Malacca public holiday to celebrate the city’s designation as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This celebration falls on April 15 each year with businesses and offices closing their operations on that day. Awal Ramadan is a special day to celebrate the first day of the month of fasting in the Islamic calendar (Ramadan).
Since Melaka is not a Sultanate state, Malacca Governor’s Birthday is celebrated instead of Sultan’s birthday. Going back to the history, Melaka once used to be a royal state, but the system of monarchy was ended when the Portuguese dominated the state during the 16th century. The official date of this Melaka holiday depends on the birthday of Melaka’s current governor.
Be noted that the 2019 dates released for Melaka public holiday below may have some changes or adjustments if there are any official announcements made affecting the public holidays in Melaka.
|1 Jan||Tuesday||New Year’s Day|
|5 Feb||Tuesday||Chinese New Year|
|6 Feb||Wednesday||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|15 Apr||Monday||Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City|
|1 May||Wednesday||Labour Day|
|6 May||Monday||Awal Ramadan|
|19 May||Sunday||Wesak Day|
|20 May||Monday||Wesak Day Holiday|
|5 Jun||Wednesday||Hari Raya Aidilfitri|
|6 Jun||Thursday||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|11 Aug||Sunday||Hari Raya Haji|
|12 Aug||Monday||Hari Raya Haji Holiday|
|31 Aug||Saturday||Merdeka Day|
|1 Sep||Sunday||Awal Muharram|
|2 Sep||Monday||Awal Muharram Holiday|
|9 Sep||Monday||Agong’s Birthday|
|16 Sep||Monday||Malaysia Day|
|11 Oct||Friday||Melaka Governor’s Birthday|
|28 Oct||Monday||Deepavali Holiday|
|9 Nov||Saturday||Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday|
|25 Dec||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
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