We are one week away from entering the second month of 2023, February. There are a total of 3 holidays in the coming February, but these 3 holidays are restricted to specific states.
February 1 is Federal Territory Day, which is a public holiday in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, and is also a statutory holiday in the territories, so employers must give employees working in these territories time off, compensatory time off or double pay.
February 5 is an Indian Tamil holiday and Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang and Selangor are all allowed to take a day off on February 5. Since February 5 is a Sunday, Monday, February 6 will be a make-up holiday for the Dabbosun Festival.
February 18 is Mohammedan Migration Day, and people in Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis and Terengganu can enjoy this day off. However, unfortunately, this day falls on a Saturday, so people who do not need to work on Saturday will not be able to enjoy the additional holiday.
February Public Holiday Schedule
February 1 (Wednesday): Federal Territory Day (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan only)
February 5 (Sunday): Dabbosun Day (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang and Selangor only)
February 18 (Saturday): Muharram Migration Day (Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis and Terengganu only)