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Holidays

Embassy Holiday Schedule

The U.S. Embassy will observe the following official U.S. and Malaysian holidays.

2016

Official DateDate ObservedDayHolidayCountry
January 1 Jan 1 Friday New Year's Day U.S.
3rd Monday in January Jan 18 Monday Martin Luther King's B'day U.S.
January 24 Jan 25 Monday Thaipusam Malaysia
February 1 Feb 1 Monday Federal Territory Day Malaysia
February 8 & 9 Feb 8 & 9 Monday & Tuesday Chinese New Year Malaysia
3rd Monday in February Feb 15 Monday Washington's B'day U.S.
May 1 May 2 Monday Workers Day Malaysia
May 21 May 21 Saturday Wesak Day Malaysia
Last Monday of May May 30 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 4 June 4 Saturday King's Birthday Malaysia
July 4 July 4 Monday Independence Day U.S.
July 6 & 7* July 6 & 7* Wednesday & Thursday Hari Raya Puasa Malaysia
August 31 Aug 31 Wednesday National Day Malaysia
1st Monday in September  Sept 5 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 12* Sept 12* Monday Hari Raya Qurban Malaysia
September 16 Sept 16 Friday Malaysia Day Malaysia
2nd Monday in October Oct 10 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
October 29* Oct 28* Friday Deepavali Malaysia
November 11 Nov 11 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
4th Thursday in November Nov 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Dec 26 Monday Christmas Day U.S.

* Subject to change

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