King's Birthday in Malaysia

national and public holidays in Malaysia National holiday in Malaysia

Malaysians celebrate His Majesty the King of Malaysia's birthday on the last Saturday in July

When is the King's Birthday in Malaysia?

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Dates of Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong
Year Weekday Date
2019 Monday September 9th
2018 Sunday September 9th
2017 Saturday September 9th
2016 Saturday June 4th
2015 Saturday June 6th
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This holiday celebrates the birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V

This national holiday celebrates the birthday of Yang Di Pertuan Agong.

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

The date of this holiday is cermonial and does not change depending on the birthday of the current King. In 2017, the date was changed from the first Saturday in June to the last Saturday in July following the installation of His Majesty the 15th Yang Di Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V.

In 2017, a further amendment changed the date to 9 September 2017. Though not stated, this change looks like it means observation on 9 September and will stay in place for the next five years during the reign of Sultan Muhammad V.

Traditions of the King's Birthday in Malaysia

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 15th and current Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V. His reign began on 13 December 2016 after his election by the Conference of Rulers.

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