Today is the 3rd of February in 2019, and is Sunday, this year Kuala Lumpur’s people has long weekend, because last Friday was the 1st of February and in each year the 1st of February Kuala Lumpur’s people has a day off as it declared as Federal Territory Day.

Not only Kuala Lumpur city that has the day off in 1st of February but also Putrajaya and Labuan Island, because they are also considered as Federal Territories. Federal Territory Day or Hari Wilayah Persekutuan, also known simply as Hari Wilayah, is a state holiday for Federal Territory in Malaysia.

It is celebrated on 1 February every year in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya. The date marks the anniversary of formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974, ceded by the state of Selangor to the federal government of Malaysia.

The Federal Territory Day was introduced on 1 February 1974, four days after the Federal Territory Agreement was signed on 28 January 1974 by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah and the Sultan of Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

On 17 May 1984, Labuan became the second federal territory, and on 1 February 2001, Putrajaya became the third federal territory of Malaysia. You can check also the Wikipedia site for more info.

This all what I can tell you about the 1st of February in Kuala Lumpur city, if you are visiting Kuala Lumpur city and you have works with Malaysian government you can’t proceed it during this day because all government sector will be off is this day.

As this year 2019 the holiday will be long as one week because the Chinese new holiday on the 5th and 6th of February so most people in Kuala Lumpur will take the 4th, 7th and the 8th of February as leave to enjoy the long holiday.


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