As with other major states in Malaysia, Penang furnishes similar public holidays for its residents. It is often filled with a large crowd especially during the festive season of Chinese New Year and most notable Malaysian celebrations are commemorated in Penang. On July 7, 2008, the state’s capital of Georgetown was declared as one of the many World Heritage Sites which have led the administration to gazette a holiday upon the designation. Penang since then celebrates Georgetown World Heritage City Day on 7th of July every year making it a public holiday for all Penangites.
Below is a list of the 2019 official dates for public holidays in Penang. It is advisable to have an advanced game plan for travels during major celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Deepavali.
|1 Jan||Tuesday||New Year’s Day|
|5 Feb||Tuesday||Chinese New Year|
|6 Feb||Wednesday||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|1 May||Wednesday||Labour Day|
|19 May||Sunday||Wesak Day|
|20 May||Monday||Wesak Day Holiday|
|22 May||Wednesday||Nuzul Quran|
|5 Jun||Wednesday||Hari Raya Aidilfitri|
|6 Jun||Thursday||Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday|
|7 July||Sunday||Georgetown World Heritage City Day|
|13 July||Saturday||Penang Governor’s Birthday|
|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|
|28 Oct||Monday||Deepavali Holiday|
|9 Nov||Saturday||Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday|
|25 Dec||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
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