The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, just announced that there will be extra day of public holiday for Hari Raya 2023!
Updated @ 2023-04-20 : Updated with the confirmed day of public holiday
Originally posted @ 2023-04-18
Extra Public Holiday For Hari Raya 2023 Confirmed!
On Thursday, 20 April 2023, the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced that Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2023 falls on Saturday, April 22.
Now that Hari Raya 2023 has been confirmed to fall on Saturday, April 22, the extra day of public holiday will fall on Friday, April 21.
For the full list of school and public holidays for Hari Raya, please click here!
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PM Anwar : Extra Public Holiday For Hari Raya 2023!
On Tuesday, 18 April 2023, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, announced that there will be an additional day of public holiday for Hari Raya 2023!
In his public announcement, he said that the extra day of public holiday will depend on the first day of Syawal:
- Friday, April 21 is a public holiday if the first day of Syawal falls on Saturday, April 22
- Monday, April 24 is a public holiday if the first day of Syawal falls on Friday, April 21
The International Astronomy Centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) predicted that the first day of Aidilfitri will fall on April 21.
The Prime Minister said the extra day of public holiday will make it easier for the public to make travel plans for the Hari Raya festivities.
This announcement only applies to Peninsular Malaysia and Labuan, based on Section 8 of the Holiday s Act 1951. Prime Minister Anwar said that it will be up to the Sabah and Sarawak state governments to declare the date for the public holiday accordingly.
He also announced four days of toll-free travel. But please be warned that during the Hari Raya 2023 festive season, seven traffic offences will be non-compoundable, and will be referred to the courts.
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