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Malaysia (Selangor) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
Banks are open on the second and the fourth Saturday of the month.
Internet domain: .my - telephone code: +60 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +8 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Wednesday August 31, 2022Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)National Day
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Friday September 16, 2022Malaysia DaySecular holiday
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Sunday October 23, 2022Motorcycle Grand PrixSports events
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Sunday December 11, 2022Birthday of Sultan of SelangorSecular holiday
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Monday December 12, 2022Birthday of Sultan of SelangorSecular holiday
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Tuesday January 24, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Sunday February 5, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Merdeka Day (Freedom Day)

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1957 paid holiday when falling on a Saturday

Malaysia Day

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Friday September 16, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963 paid holiday when falling on a Saturday, except in Johor, Terrenganu, Kedah, Kelantan

Motorcycle Grand Prix

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Sunday October 23, 2022
Sports events : Www.motogp.com in Sepang 2022 edition confirmed

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : Diwali also called the festival of lights , is an ancient Hindu festival which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Birthday of Sultan of Selangor

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Sunday December 11, 2022
Secular holiday :

Birthday of Sultan of Selangor

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Monday December 12, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Public holiday

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday :

New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday : Except in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Telengganu

Beginning of school year

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Monday January 2, 2023
School holidays : Www.moe.gov.my
Applies to Group B (Perlis, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Johore, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, KL, Labuan, Putrajaya)
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
no school on Saturday & Sunday
School uniform (for girls: baju kurung) required
QS Best Student Cities rating for Kuala-Lumpur: #28
University of Malaya ranking: Times Higher Education #59/QS ranking #114/Shanghai #401-500
University of Science, Malaysia ranking: Times Higher Education #601-800/QS ranking #264/Shanghai #401-500

Dates confirmed till Feb 2024

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Chinese New Year

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Chinese New Year

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Monday January 23, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Chinese New Year

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Tuesday January 24, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Thaipoosam Cavadee

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Sunday February 5, 2023
Hinduism : Tamil celebration. Marks the end of a 10-day fasting period during which people go to the local temple and get themselves pierced with various needles attached to various object.