Birthday of the Governor of Penang in Malaysia in 2022

Birthday of the Governor of Penang in Malaysia in 2022
Khoo Kongsi Museum, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia Image by Xiquinho Silva , via Flickr

  How long until Birthday of the Governor of Penang?
Birthday of the Governor of Penang
  Dates of Birthday of the Governor of Penang in Malaysia
2023 Penang Sat, Jul 8 Regional Holiday
2022 Penang Mon, Jul 11 Regional Holiday
2021 Penang Sat, Jul 10 Regional Holiday
2020 Penang Sat, Jul 11 Regional Holiday
2019 Penang Sat, Jul 13 Regional Holiday
  Summary

Penang. Birthday Of His Excellency the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang

  Local name
Hari Jadi Yang di-Perua Negeri Pulau Pinang

When is the Birthday of the Governor of Penang?

Birthday of the Governor of Penang is a regional public holiday in the Malaysian state of Penang on the second Saturday in July.

The holiday marks the birthday Of His Excellency the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang, the Governor of Penang.

History of the Birthday of the Governor of Penang

Penang is located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A former British crown colony, Penang is one of only four Malaysian states without a hereditary monarchy. The head of state of Penang is the Governor, known in Malay as Yang di-Pertua Negeri. 

The governor is appointed by the King of Malaysia. The present Governor of Penang is Abdul Rahman Abbas, who assumed office in 2001 and has been reappointed six times since. 

Abdul Rahman Abbas was born on April 15th 1938, so the date of this holiday is honorific, though it was probably established to mark the birthday of a previous Yang di-Pertua Negeri. The office of governor was established in August 1957 when Malaysia gained its independence.

The day is celebrated with a grand parade followed by a feast and cake cutting by the Governor.

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