Public Holidays 2018 - All Countries


1 January: New Years Day (Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar)

2 January: Substitution for New Years Day (Thailand, Japan)

3 January: Substitution for New Years Day (Japan)

4 January: Independence Day (Myanmar)

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

8 January: Coming of Age Day (Japan)

31 January: Macha Bucha Day (Thailand)


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

12 February: National Foundation Day (Japan) & Union Day (Myanmar)

15-20 February: TET - Lunar New Years (Vietnam)

Chinese New Year
15-21 February (China) 16 February: (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) 16-19 February: (Hong Kong)


1 March: Macha Bucha Day (Thailand) & Tabaung Full Moon Day (Myanmar)

2 March: Peasants Day (Myanmar)

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

17 March: Hari Raya Nyepi (Bali, Indonesia)

20 March: Spring Equinox (Japan)

27 March: Armed Forces Day (Myanmar)

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


2 April: Easter holidays (Hong Kong)

5 April: Qingming Festival (China & Hong Kong)

6 April: Chakri Day (Thailand)

13 April: Isra Miraj (Indonesia)

13-16 April: Songkran Festival (Thailand)

13-17 April: Lao New Year (Laos) & Water Festival (Myanmar)

25 April: Hung Kings Temple Festival (Vietnam)

29 April: Kason Full Moon (Myanmar)

30 April: Showa Day (Japan) & Reunification day (Vietnam)


1 May: Labor Day (Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia)

3 May: Constitution Memorial Day (Japan) & Royal Ploughing Day (Cambodia)

4 May: Greenery Day (Japan)

5 May: Children's Day (Japan)

10 May: Ascension Day of Jesus Christ (Indonesia)

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

22 May: Buddha's Birthday (Hong Kong)

29 May: Vesak/Visakha Bucha Day (Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia)


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

2 June: Nuzul Al-Quran (Holiday in Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Penang only)

15 June: Hari Raya/Eid Al-Fitr (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore)

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


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

14 July: Penang Governor's birthday (Malaysia – Penang)

16 July: Marine Day (Japan)

19 July: Martyr's Day (Myanmar)

17 July: Full Moon of Waso (Myanmar) & Asarnha Bucha Day (Thailand) & Boun Khao Phansa (Laos)

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


9 August: National Day (Singapore)

11 August: Mountain Day (Japan)

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

17 August: Indonesian Independence Day (Indonesia)

22 August: Hari Raya Haji/ Eid al-Adha (Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia)

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


3 September: National Day (Vietnam)

11 September: Islamic New Year - Awal Muharram (Indonesia, Malaysia)

16 September: Malaysia Day (Malaysia)

25 September: Mid-Autumn Festival (Hong Kong)


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

1 October: National Day (Hong Kong)

3 October: Awal Muharram (Malaysia)

7 October: Sabah Governor's Birthday (Malaysia, Holiday in Sabah only)

8 October: Sports day (Japan)

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

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

17 October: Chung Yeung Festival (Hong Kong)

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

23-25 October: Thadingyut Full Moon (Myanmar)

24 October: Boun Ok Phansa (Laos)

29 October: King's Coronation Day (Cambodia)


3 November: Culture Day (Japan)

6 November: Deepavali Festival (Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia

9 November: Independence Day (Cambodia)

20 November: Prophet Muhammad's birthday (Indonesia, Malaysia)

21-22 November: Tazaungmon Full Moon (Myanmar)

22 November: That Luang Festival (Laos)

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

23 November: Labor Thanksgiving Day (Japan)


2 December: National Day (Myanmar)

3 December: National Day (Laos)

5 December: National Father's Day (Thailand)

10 December: Human Rights Day (Cambodia)

24 December: Emperor's Birthday (Japan)

25 December: Christmas Day (Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Hong Kong)

26 December: Boxing Day (Hong Kong)

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