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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: On the Occasion of New Year Holiday (Maldives)

4 January: Independence Day (Myanmar)

6 January: Substitution Day for Independence Day (Myanmar)

7 January: Victory over Genocide Day (Cambodia)

10 January: Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

15 January: Tamil Thai Pongal Day (Sri Lanka)

23 – 29 January: Tet or Lunar New Year Holiday (Vietnam)

Chinese New Year
24 January: (Cambodia) 24 – 30 January: (China) 25 January: Chinese New Year (Philippines) 25 – 26 January: (Singapore) 25 – 27 January: (Malaysia) 27 January: (Laos) 25 – 28 January: (Hong Kong)

 

FEBRUARY

1 February: Federal Territory Day (Malaysia)

8 February: Thaipusam (Malaysia) & Navam Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

10 February: Makha Bucha Day (Thailand) & National Day (Sri Lanka)

12 February: Union Day (Myanmar)

24 – 25 February: Losar, Iron Male Rat Year (Bhutan)

25 February: 34th Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution (Philippines)

 

MARCH

2 March: Peasants’ Day (Myanmar)

8 March: Full-Moon Day of Tabaung (Myanmar) & International Women’s Day (Laos)

9 March: Medin Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka) & Substitution Day for Full-Moon Day of Tabaung (Myanmar)

27 March: Armed Forces Day (Myanmar)

 

APRIL

2 April: Hung Kings Commemoration Day (Vietnam)

4 April: Qingming Festival (Hong Kong)

4 April – 6 April: Tomb Sweeping Day (China)

6 April: Chakri Memorial Day (Thailand)

7 April: Bak Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

9 April: Araw ng Kagitingan / Maundy Thursday (Philippines)

10 April: Good Friday (Philippines, Malaysia only in Sabah and Sarawak, Hong Kong, Singapore) & Substitution Day for Water festival (Myanmar)

11 April: Black Friday (Philippines) & Holy Saturday (Hong Kong)

12 – 14 April: Sinhala & Tamil New Year (Sri Lanka)

13 – 16 April: Water festival (Myanmar) & Khmer New Year (Cambodia)

13 April: Easter Monday (Hong Kong)

13 – 15 April: Songkran Day (Thailand)

14 – 17 April: Pi Mai Day (Laos)

17 April: Myanmar New Year Day (Myanmar)

24 April: First of Ramadan (Maldives)

30 April: Reunification Day (Vietnam) & Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong)

 

MAY

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

1 – 5 May: International Labour Day (China)

2 May: Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung  & Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo (Bhutan)

10 – 11 May: Nuzul Al-Quran (Malaysia)

14 May: H.M. King Norodom Sihakmoni’s Birthday (Cambodia)

24 May: Fit’r Eid Day (Maldives)

24 – 25 May: Hari Raya Puasa (Singapore)

24 – 26 May: Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Malaysia)

25 – 28 May: On the Occasion of Fit’r Eid Day (Maldives)

30 – 31 May: Harvest Festival (Malaysia)

Visakha Bucha Day/ Visak Bochea Day/ Vesak Day/ Full-Moon Day of Kason
6 May: (Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia) 7 May: (Malaysia, Vietnam) 7 – 8 May: (Sri Lanka)

 

JUNE

1 June: Harvest Festival (Malaysia) & International Children’s day and National Planting’s Day (Laos)

1 – 2 June: Hari Gawai Holiday (Malaysia)

3 June: H.M. Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana’s Birthday (Thailand)

5 June: Poson Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka) & Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana (Bhutan)

6 June: Agong’s Birthday (Malaysia)

12 June: Independence Day (Philippines)

25 June: Dragon Boat Festival (Hong Kong)

25 – 27 June: The Dragon Boat Festival (China)

30 June: Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche (Bhutan)

 

JULY

1 July: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Hong Kong)

4 July: Esala Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

5 July: Boun khao Phansa (Laos)

6 July: Asarnha Bucha Day (Thailand)

19 July: Martyr’s Day (Myanmar)

20 July: Substitution Day for Martyr’s Day (Myanmar) & Lao National Women’s Day (Laos)

22 July: Sarawak Day Holiday (Malaysia only in Sarawak)

24 July: First Sermon of Lord Buddha (Bhutan)

26 July: Independence Day (Maldives)

27 -29 July: On the Occasion of Independence Day (Maldives)

28 July: H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s Birthday (Thailand)

30 July: Hajj Day (Maldives)

31 July: Hari Raya Haji Holiday (Malaysia) & Eid-ul Al’haa (Maldives) & Hari Raya Haji (Singapore)

 

AUGUST

1 -3 August: On the Occasion of Al’haa Eid Day (Maldives)

3 August: Nikini Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka) & Full-Moon Day of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent) (Myanmar)

9 – 10  August: National Day (Singapore)

12 August: H.M. Queen Sirikit The Queen’s Birthday / Mother’s Day (Thailand)

20 August: Awal Muharram Holiday (Malaysia) & Islamic New Year (Maldives)

21 August: Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)

31 August: National Heroes Day (Philippines) & Merdeka Day Holiday (Malaysia)

 

SEPTEMBER

1 September: Binara Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

2 September: National Day (Vietnam)

16 September: Malaysia Day Holiday (Malaysia)

16 – 18 September: Pchum Ben Day, Festival of the Dead (Ancestors Day Holiday) (Cambodia)

22 September: Thimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu Only) (Bhutan)

23 September: Blessed Rain Day (Bhutan)

24 September: Constitutional Day (Cambodia)

26 – 28 September: Thimphu Tshechu (Thimphu Only) (Bhutan)

 

OCTOBER

1 October: National Day of the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong) & Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya Day/ Vap Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka) & End of Buddhist Lent (Laos)

1 – 8 October: National Day (China)

2 October: The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Hong Kong)

3 October: VTE Boat Racing Festival (Laos)

13 October: H.M. King Bhimibol Adulyadej The Great Memorial Day (Thailand)

15 October: Commemoration Day of King’s Father (Cambodia)

18 October: National Day (Maldives)

26 October: Double Ninth Festival (Hong Kong) & Dassain (Bhutan)

29 October: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Malaysia & Maldives) & H.M. King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day (Cambodia)

29 – 31 October: Thadingyut Festival of Lights (Myanmar)

30 October: Holy Prophet’s Birthday (Milad Un Nabi) (Sri Lanka) & Water Festival (Cambodia)

31 October: Thaluang Festival (Laos)

 

NOVEMBER

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

1 – 2 November: Thadingyut Festival of Lights (Myanmar)

2 November: Saint’s Day (Philippines)

3 November: Victory Day (Maldives)

7 November: Descending Day of Lord Buddha (Bhutan)

9 November: Independence Day (Cambodia)

11 November: Birth Anniversary of the 4th Druk Gyalpo (Bhutan) & Republic Day (Maldives)

12 November: On the Occasion of Republic Day (Maldives)

14 November: Deepavali (Malaysia, Singapore)

16 November: The Day Maldives Embraced Islam (Maldives)

27 -30 November: Tazaungdaing holiday (Myanmar)

29 November: Ill Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

30 November: Bonifacio Day (Philippines)

 

DECEMBER

2 December: Lao National’s Day (Laos)

7 December: H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s Birthday / National Day / Father’s Day (Thailand)

8 December: Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Philippines)

9 December: National Day (Myanmar)

17 December: National Day (Bhutan)

24 December: Christmas’s Eve (Philippines)

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

26 December: Boxing Day (Hong Kong)

29 December: Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

30 December: Rizal Day (Philippines)

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

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