Public holiday in Kedah is generally the same as other states in Malaysia, except that it has three additional holidays fixed every year. The other Kedah holidays include the birthday of Sultan Kedah and Israk & Mikraj. The date of Sultan Kedah’s birthday depends on the current reigning Sultan, while Israk & Mikraj is celebrated on the 27th day of the seventh of the Islamic calendar (Rajab). Another holiday is Awal Ramadan, which is the first day of the month of fasting (Ramadan).
Besides Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis also celebrate Israk & Mikraj. This Islamic celebration is done to mark the night where Allah brought Prophet Muhammad on a journey to Jerusalem from Mecca before taking him up to the heavens. Muslims would celebrate this holiday by remembering the story of this event in Islamic history.
The dates for Kedah holiday 2019 that are stated below may have some adjustments if there are any official announcements made affecting the public holidays in Kedah.
|20 Jan||Sunday||Sultan of Kedah’s Birthday|
|5 Feb||Tuesday||Chinese New Year|
|6 Feb||Wednesday||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|3 Apr||Wednesday||Israk & Mikraj|
|1 May||Wednesday||Labour Day|
|6 May||Monday||Awal Ramadan|
|19 May||Sunday||Wesak Day|
|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|
|1 Sep||Sunday||Merdeka Day Holiday|
|9 Sep||Monday||Agong’s Birthday|
|16 Sep||Monday||Malaysia Day|
|9 Nov||Saturday||Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday|
|25 Dec||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
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