ASEAN Public Holiday Schedule for 2014

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HANOI – What follows below is a list of the public holidays of the countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand.

Vietnam:

It should be noted that where the public holidays for Vietnam, as prescribed below, coincide with a weekly day-off, the employee shall be entitled to take the succeeding compensatory day-off instead.

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day (+1 extra day of choice for foreign workers in Vietnam). Note: Employees who are foreign citizens working in Vietnam also receive an additional day off for international New Year’s and one day off for their own country’s National Day.

January 28 – February 5:

  • Tet Holiday/Lunar New Year

April 9:

  • Vietnamese Kings’ Commemoration Day

April 30:

  • Liberation Day/Victory Day

May 1:

  • International Labor Day

September 2:

  • Independence Day

 

Indonesia:

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

January 14:

  • The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

January 31:

  • Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day

April 18:

  • Good Friday

May 1:

  • International Labor Day

May 15:

  • Waisak Day (Buddha’s Anniversary)

May 27:

  • Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad

May 29:

  • Ascension Day of Jesus Christ

July 28 – August 1:

  • Idul Fitri

August 17:

  • Indonesian Independence Day

October 5:

  • Muslim Day of Sacrifice (Idul Adha)

October 25:

  • Muharram/Islamic New Year

December 25-26:

  • Christmas

December 31:

  • New Year’s Eve

 

Brunei:

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

January 14:

  • Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday)

January 31:

  • Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day

February 23:

  • National Day

May 27:

  • Israk Mikraj

May 31:

  • Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day

July 15:

  • Sultan’s Birthday

July 15:

  • Nuzul Al-Quran

July 28:

  • Hari Raya Puasa

July 28-29:

  • Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

October 5 – 6:

  • Hari Raya Aidil Adha

October 25:

  • First Day of Muharram

December 25:

  • Christmas

 

Cambodia:

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

January 7:

  • Victory over Genocide Day

February 14:

  • Meak Bochea Day

March 8:

  • International Women’s Day

April 14 – 16:

  • Khmer New Year Day

May 1:

  • International Labor Day

May 13:

  • Visak Bochea Day

May 13 – 15:

  • The King’s Birthday (Norodom Sihamoni)

May 17:

  • Royal Plowing Ceremony

June 1:

  • International Children’s Day

June 18:

  • The King’s Mother’s Birthday (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk)

September 22 – 24:

  • Pchum Ben Day

September 24:

  • Constitutional Day

October 15:

  • Commemoration Day of King’s Father (Norodom Sihanouk)

October 23:

  • Paris Peace Agreements Day

October 29:

  • The King’s Coronation Day (Norodom Sihamoni)

November 5 – 7:

  • Water Festival Ceremony

November 9:

  • Independence Day

December 10:

  • International Human Rights Day

 

Laos:

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

January 6:

  • Pathet Lao Day

January 20:

  • Army Day

March 8:

  • International Women’s Day

March 22:

  • Day of the People’s Party

April 14 – 16:

  • Lao New Year (Songkran)

May 1:

  • International Labor Day

June 1:

  • International Children’s Day

August 13:

  • Day of the Free Laos

October 12:

  • Day of Liberation

December 2:

  • Lao National Day

 

Malaysia:

Malaysia public holiday-01

January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

January 14:

  • The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

January 17:

  • Thaipusam

January 31 – February 1:

  • Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day

February 1:

  • Federal Territory Day (Bank Holiday)

February 3:

  • Federal Territory Day Holiday (Bank Holiday)

April 18:

  • Good Friday

May 1:

  • Labor Day

May 13:

  • Wesak Day

May 27:

  • Isra and Mi’raj

Jun 7:

  • The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday

Jun 29:

  • Ramadan begins

July 15:

  • Nuzul Al-Quran

July 28 – 29:

  • Hari Raya Puasa Day

August 31:

  • Malaysia’s National Day

September 1:

  • National Day observed

September 16:

  • Malaysia Day

October 5 – 6:

  • Hari Raya Haji Holiday

October 23:

  • Diwali/Deepavali

October 25:

  • Muharram/New Year

December 25:

  • Christmas

 

Myanmar:

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January 4:

  • Independence Day

February 12:

  • Union Day/Unification Day

March 2:

  • Peasants Day

March 7:

  • Full Moon of Tabaung

March 27:

  • Armed Forces Day

April 13 – 16:

  • Water Festival (Maha Thingyan)

April 17:

  • Myanmar New Year

May 1:

  • Labor Day

May 5:

  • Full Moon of Kason

July 19:

  • Martyrs’ Day

August 2:

  • Full Moon of Waso (Start of Buddhist Lent)

October 30:

  • Full Moon of Thadingyut (End of Buddhist Lent)

November 28:

  • Tazaungmone Full Moon Day

December 8:

  • National Day

December 25:

  • Christmas

 

Philippines:

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

January 14:

  • Maulid un-Nabi

January 31:

  • Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day

April 9:

  • The Day of Valor

April 17:

  • Maundy Thursday

April 18:

  • Good Friday

April 19:

  • Holy Saturday

May 1:

  • Labor Day

May 27:

  • Lailatul Isra Wal Mi Raj

June 12:

  • Independence Day

July 30:

  • Eidul-Fitar

August 21:

  • Ninoy Aquino Day

August 24 – 25:

  • National Heroes Day

October 25:

  • Amun Jadid

November 1:

  • All Saints’ Day

November 30:

  • Bonifacio Day

December 24-26:

  • Christmas

December 30:

  • Rizal Day

December 31:

  • New Year’s Eve

 

Singapore:

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

January 31 – February 1:

  • Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day

April 18:

  • Good Friday

May 1:

  • Labor Day

May 13:

  • Vesak Day

July 28:

  • Hari Raya Puasa

August 9:

  • National Day

October 5:

  • Hari Raya Haji

October 23:

  • Diwali/Deepavali

December 25:

  • Christmas

 

Thailand:

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January 1:

  • International New Year’s Day

February 14:

  • Makha Bucha

April 6 – 7:

  • Chakri Day

April 13 – 16:

  • Songkran

May 1:

  • Labor Day

May 5:

  • Coronation Day

May 9:

  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day

May 13:

  • Visakha Bucha

July 11:

  • Asalha Bucha

August 12:

  • The Queen’s Birthday

August 12:

  • Mother’s Day

October 23:

  • Chulalongkorn Day

December 5:

  • The King’s Birthday

December 5:

  • Father’s Day

December 10:

  • Constitution Day

December 31:

  • New Year’s Eve

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