Public Holidays 2019

JANUARY

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

3 January: Winter Solstice (Bhutan)

4 January: Independence Day (Myanmar)

6 January: Traditional Day of Offering (Bhutan) & Kayin New Year (Myanmar)

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

15 January: Tamil Thai Pongal Day (Sri Lanka)

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

21 January: Thaipusam Festival (Malaysia)

 

FEBRUARY

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

2 – 10 February: Spring Festival (China)

4 February: National Day (Sri Lanka)

4 – 8 February: TET – Lunar New Years (Vietnam)

5 – 6 February: Losar New Year (Bhutan)

12 February: Union Day (Myanmar)

19 February: Macha Bucha Day (Thailand) & Meak Bochea Day (Cambodia) & Navam Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

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

Chinese New Year
5 February:
(Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos) 5 – 6 February: (Singapore, Malaysia)  5 – 7 February: (Hong Kong)

 

MARCH

2 March: Peasants’ Day (Myanmar)

4 March: Maha Shivratri (Sri Lanka)

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

20 March: Full Moon Day of Tabaung (Myanmar)

27 March: Armed Forces Day (Myanmar) & Madin Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

 

APRIL

5 April: Qingming Festival (Hong Kong)

5 – 7 April: Qingming Festival (China)

8 April: Substitution for Chakri Day (Thailand)

9 April: Day of Valor (Philippines)

13 – 14 April: Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day (Sri Lanka)

13 – 16 April: Songkran Festival (Thailand) & Thingyan Holiday (Myanmar)

14 April: Shabdrung Kuchoe (Bhutan)

14 – 15 April: Hung Kings Temple Festival (Vietnam)

14 – 16 April: Lao New Year (Laos)

15 – 16 April: Khmer New Year (Cambodia) 

17 April: Myanmar New Year Day (Myanmar)

18 April: Maundy Thursday (Philippines)

19 April: Good Friday – Easter (Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Sri Lanka) & Bak Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

20 April: The day following Good Friday (Hong Kong) & Black Saturday (Philippines)

22 April: Easter Monday (Hong Kong)

29 – 30 April: Reunification day (Vietnam)

 

MAY

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

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

5 May: First of Ramazan (Maldives)

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

18 May: Full-Moon Day of Kason (Myanmar)

22 May: Nuzul Al-Quran (Malaysia)

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

Visakha Bucha Day/ Visak Bochea Day/ Vesak Day
18 May: (Cambodia, Thailand – 20 May Substitution for Visakha Bucha Day18 – 19 May: (Sri Lanka) 19 May: (Singapore) 19 – 20 May: (Malaysia)

 

JUNE

5 June: Hari Raya Puasa (Singapore) & Eid-ul FIthr (Maldives) & Idul Fitr (Sri Lanka) & Eid’l Fitr (Philippines)

5 – 6 June: Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Malaysia)

7 June: Dragon Boat Festival (Hong Kong)

7 – 9 June: Dragon Boat Festival (China)

12 June: Independence Day (Philippines)

16 June: Poson Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

17 June: Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana (Bhutan)

 

JULY

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

11 July: Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche (Bhutan)

16 July: Full Moon of Waso (Myanmar) & Asarnha Bucha Day (Thailand) & Boun Khao Phansa (Laos) & Esala Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

19 July: Martyr’s Day (Myanmar)

20 July: Lao Women’s Union Day (Laos)

26 July: Independence Day (Maldives)

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

 

AUGUST

4 August: First Sermon of Lord Buddha (Bhutan)

9 August: National Day (Singapore)

11 August: Hajj Day (Maldives, Singapore) & Eid al-Adha (Myanmar)

11 – 12 August: Hari Raya Haji (Malaysia)

12 August: Mother’s Day (Thailand) & Eid-ul Al’haa (Maldives, Sri Lanka, Philippines)

14 August: Nikini Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

21 August: Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)

26 August: National Heroes Day (Philippines)

31 August: Merdeka Day (Malaysia)

 

SEPTEMBER

1 September: Islamic New Year (Maldives)

1 – 2 September: Awal Muharram (Malaysia)

2 September: National Day holiday (Vietnam)

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

13 September: Mid-Autumn Festival (Hong Kong) & Binara Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

13 – 15 September: Mid-Autumn Festival (China)

14 September: Day after Mid-Autumn Festival (Hong Kong)

16 September: Malaysia Day (Malaysia)

23 September: Blessed Rainy Day (Bhutan)

24 September: Constitution Day (Cambodia)

27 September: Ancestors Day Holiday (Cambodia)

 

OCTOBER

1 October: National Day (Hong Kong)

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

4 October: Thimphu Drupchen Dromchoe (Bhutan)

7 October: Chung Yeung Festival (Hong Kong)

8 October: Dashain Festival (Bhutan)

8 – 10 October: Thimphu Tshechu (Bhutan)

12 – 14 October: Thadingyut Full Moon (Myanmar)

13 October: Boun Ok Phansa (Laos) / Vap Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

14 October:  Substitution for the Commemoration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thailand) & Boat Racing Festival (Laos)

15 October: Commemoration of King’s Norodom Sihanouk (Cambodia)

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

27 October: Deepavali (Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Singapore)

27 – 28 October: Deepavali (Malaysia)

29 October: King’s Coronation Day (Cambodia) & Qaumee Dhuvas (Maldives)       

                                                     

NOVEMBER

1 November: Coronation of His Majesty the King (Bhutan)

1 – 2 November: All Saints Day (Philippines)

3 November: Victory Day (Maldives)

9 November: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Malaysia)

10 November:  Mawlid al-Nabi (Maldives) & Milad-un-Nabi (Sri Lanka)

10 – 11 November: Tazaungmon Full Moon (Myanmar)

10 – 13 November: Water Festival (Cambodia)

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

12 November: Ill Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

19 November: Descending Day of Lord Buddha (Bhutan)

21 November: National Day (Myanmar)

29 November: The Day Maldives Embraced Islam (Maldives)

30 November: Bonifacio Day (Philippines)

 

DECEMBER

2 December: National Day (Loas)

5 December: National Father’s Day (Thailand)

8 December:  Immaculate Conception Day (Philippines)

10 December: Human Rights Day (Cambodia)

11 December: Unduvap Full Moon Poya (Sri Lanka)

17 December: National Day (Bhutan)

24 December: Christmas Eve (Philippines)

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

26 December: The first weekday after Christmas Day (Hong Kong) & Kayin New Year Day (Myanmar)

30 December: Rizal Day (Philippines)

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