King's Birthday

national and public holidays in Malaysia National holiday in Malaysia


When is Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong ?

Year Day Date
2017 Saturday June 3rd
2016 Saturday June 4th
2015 Saturday June 6th
2014 Saturday June 7th
2013 Saturday June 1st
2012 Saturday June 2nd

This holiday celebrates the birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong

Malaysians celebrate His Majesty the King of Malaysia's birthday on the first Saturday in June with a series of events and ceremonies in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The date of this holiday is a cermonial date and does not change depending on the birthday of the current King.

Events include a ceremonial Trooping of the Colours and a rousing performance by a military band. This ceremony symbolises the Malaysian Armed Forces' pledge of loyalty to the His Majesty the King of Malaysia

The Malaysian King is one of the few elected monarchs in the world. Since 1993, the full title in Malay has been, Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The consort of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is called the Raja Permaisuri Agong. They are referred to in English as "His Majesty" and "Her Majesty".

The official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is Istana Negara (the 'National Palace') located in Jalan Syed Putra in the federal capital Kuala Lumpur. There are also other residences, such as Istana Melawati in the federal administrative capital Putrajaya which is the royal retreat or 'istana hinggap' for Yang di-Pertuan Agong and his family, as well as being the venue of meetings of the Conference of Rulers (Malay: Majlis Raja-raja), which elects the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

The role of the King is largely ceremonial in Malaysia's constitutional monarchy. The constitution specifies that executive power, theoretically vested in the head of state, is exercised by (or on the advice of) the Cabinet which is headed by the Prime Minister, who is responsible to Parliament.

The 14th and current Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the Sultan of Kedha, Tuanku Abdul Halim. His reign began on 13 December 2011 after his election by the Conference of Rulers. He is the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reign twice. He is also the oldest to ascend the throne.

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