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JANUARY

1 January: New Years Day (Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Maldives, Bhutan, Sri Lanka)

2 January: Substitution for New Years Day (Thailand)

4 January: Independence Day (Myanmar)

7 January: Victory Day Against Pol Pot Genocide (Cambodia)

14 January: Tamil Thai Pongal Day (Sri Lanka)

15 January: Tamil Thai Pongal Day Holiday (Sri Lanka)

31 January: Macha Bucha Day (Thailand) &  Thaipusam Festival (Malaysia) & Navam Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

 

FEBRUARY

1 February: Federal Territory Day (Malaysia, only in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya & Labuan only)

4 February: National Day (Sri Lanka)

12 February: Union Day (Myanmar)

13 February: Mahasivarathri Day (Sri Lanka)

14-20 February: TET – Lunar New Years (Vietnam)

16-17 February: Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)

21-23 February: King’s Birthday (Bhutan)

Chinese New Year
14-20 February:
(Vietnam) 15-21 February: (China) 16 February: (Malaysia, Philippine, Thailand)
16-17 February: (Singapore, Bhutan) 16-19 February: (Hong Kong)

 

MARCH

1 March: Macha Bucha Day (Thailand) & Tabaung Full Moon Day (Myanmar) & Madin Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

2 March: Peasants Day (Myanmar)

8 March: International Women’s Day (Cambodia & Laos)

20 March: March equinox (Bhutan)

27 March: Armed Forces Day (Myanmar)

29 March: Maundy Thursday (Philippines)

30 March: Good Friday – Easter (Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia – only in Sabah & Sarawak, Philippines, Sri Lanka)

31 March: Black Saturday (Philippines) & Bak Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

 

APRIL

2 April: Easter holidays (Hong Kong)

5 April: Qingming Festival (China & Hong Kong)

6 April: Chakri Day (Thailand)

9 April: Day of Valor (Philippines)

13 April: Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day (Sri Lanka)

13-15 April: Songkran Festival (Thailand) & Khmer New Year (Cambodia)

13-16 April: Water Festival (Myanmar)

14-16 April: Lao New Year (Laos)

25 April: Hung Kings Temple Festival (Vietnam) & Shabdrung Kuchoe (Bhutan)

30 April: Reunification day (Vietnam) & Labour Day Holiday (China) & Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

 

MAY

1 May: Labour Day (Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines)

2 May: King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck’s Birthday (Bhutan)

3 May: Royal Ploughing Day (Cambodia)

7 May: May Day Celebration (Sri Lanka)

13-15 May: King Sihamoni’s Birthday (Cambodia)

14 May: Royal Ploughing Ceremony (Thailand)

16 May: First of Ramazan (Maldives)

22 May: Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong)

29 May: Vesak/Visakha Bucha Day (Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia) & Buddha’s Parinirvana (Bhutan) & Adi Poson Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

30-31 May: Harvest Festival (Malaysia – Labuan and Sabah only)

 

JUNE

1 June: International Children’s Day (Cambodia, Laos)

1- 2 June: Hari Gawai (Malaysia – Sarawak only)

2 June: Nuzul Al-Quran (Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur and Penang only)

12 JuneIndependence Day (Philippines)

15 June: Hari Raya/Eid Al-Fitr/Fit’ Eid Day (Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives, Philippines, Sri Lanka)

15 – 16 June: Hari Raya Puasa (Malaysia)

16-17 June: On the occasion of Fit’ Eid Day ( Maldives)

18 June: King’s Mother Birthday (Cambodia) & Tuen Ng – Dragon Boat Festival (Hong Kong, China)

23 June: Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche (Bhutan)

27 June: Poson Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

 

JULY

2 July: Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day (Hong Kong)

16 July: First Sermon of Lord Buddha (Bhutan)

19 July: Martyr’s Day (Myanmar)

20 July: Lao Women’s Union Day (Laos)

26 July: Independence Day (Maldives)

27 July: Full Moon of Waso (Myanmar) & Asarnha Bucha Day (Thailand) & Boun Khao Phansa (Laos) & Esala Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka) & On the occasion of Independence Day (Maldives)

28 July: Khao Phansa Day and King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday (Thailand)

30 July: Substitution of King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday (Thailand)

 

AUGUST

9 August: National Day (Singapore)

13 August: Substitution for Mother’s Day (Thailand)

20 August: Hajj Day (Maldives)

21 August: Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines) & Rice Growing Festival (Laos – half day) & Al’ haa Eid Day  (Maldives)

22 August: Hari Raya Haji/ Eid al-Adha (Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Maldives, Philippines, Sri Lanka)

22-24 August: On the occasion of Al’ haa Eid Day (Maldives)

25 August: Nikini Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

27 August: National Heroes Day (Philippines)

31 August: Merdeka Day (Malaysia’s National Day)

 

SEPTEMBER

2 September: National Day holiday (Vietnam)

5 September: Ancestor Festival (Laos – half day)

9 September: Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong/King’s Birthday (Malaysia)

10 September: Luang Prabang Boat Racing Festival (Laos)

11 September: Islamic New Year  (Malaysia, Maldives)

15 September: Thimphu Drubchoe (Bhutan)

16 – 17 September: Malaysia Day (Malaysia)

19 – 21 September: Thimphu Tsheche (Bhutan)

24 September: Constitution Day (Cambodia) & Mid Autumn Festival  (China) & Binara Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

25 September: Mid-Autumn Festival (Hong Kong)

 

OCTOBER

1 October: National Day (Hong Kong)

1-7 October: National Day holidays – Golden Week (China)

5 October: End of Buddhist Lent day (Laos – half day)

8-10 October: Bonn Pchum Ben – Ancestors’ Day (Cambodia)

15 October: Commemoration of King’s Norodom Sihanouk (Cambodia) & Substitution for the Commemoration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thailand)

17 October: Chung Yeung Festival (Hong Kong)

18 October: Dasain (Nepali Festival) (Bhutan)

23 October: Paris Peace Accord (Cambodia) & Chulalongkorn Day (Thailand)

23-25 October: Thadingyut Full Moon (Myanmar)

24 October: Boun Ok Phansa (Laos) / Vap Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka) / Vientiane Boat Racing Festival (Laos)

25 October: Boat Racing Festival (Laos)

29 October: King’s Coronation Day (Cambodia)

31 October: Descending Day of Lord Buddha (Bhutan)

 

NOVEMBER

1 November: Coronation of His Majesty the King (Bhutan) & All Saints Day (Philippines)

2 November: Philippine Official Gazette

3 November: Victory Day (Maldives)

6 November: Deepavali Festival (Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka)

9 November: Independence Day (Cambodia) & National Day (Maldives)

11 November: Birth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo (Bhutan) & Republic Day (Maldives)

20 November: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Malaysia, Maldives & Sri Lanka)

21-22 November: Tazaungmon Full Moon (Myanmar)

22 November: That Luang Festival (Laos) & Ill Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

22-24 November: Bon Om Thouk – Water Festival (Cambodia)

23 November: That Luang Festival (Laos)

30 November: Bonifacio Day (Philippines)

 

DECEMBER

2 December: National Day (Myanmar)

3 December: National Day Eve (Laos)

5 December: National Father’s Day (Thailand)

8 December: The Day Maldives Embraced Islam (Maldives) & Immaculate Conception Day (Philippines)

9 December: The Day Maldives Embraced Islam (Maldives)

10 December: Human Rights Day (Cambodia) & Constitution Day (Thailand)

17 December: National Day (Bhutan)

22 December: Unduvap Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

24 December: Christmas Eve (Philippines)

25 December: Christmas Day (Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Sri Lanka)

26 December: Boxing Day (Hong Kong)

30 December: Rizal Day (Philippines)

31 December: New Year’s Eve (Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines)

 

 

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