The Sultan of Johor Hol in Johor in 2020

The Sultan of Johor Hol in Johor in 2020
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  How long until The Sultan of Johor Hol?
This holiday next takes place in 307 days.
  Dates of The Sultan of Johor Hol in Johor
2021 Tue, Sep 14Regional Holiday
2020 Thu, Sep 24Regional Holiday
2019 Sat, Oct 5Regional Holiday
2018 Mon, Oct 15Regional Holiday
2017 Thu, Oct 26Regional Holiday
  Summary
6 Safar. Johor only. Marks the death of the previous state Sultan, Al-Mutawakkil Alallah
  Local name
Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar

Al-Mutawakkil Alallah was the 24th Sultan of Johor. He died on January 22nd 2010. It is the custom that the date of the passing of the previous Sultan is observed as a public holiday in the Malaysian state of Johor.

The anniversary of his death is based on the Islamic calendar. January 22nd 2010 was 6 Safar 1431. As the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar, this date moves forward in the western calendar by about 12 days each year.

The tradition of honouring the previous Sultan dates back to the first ruler of modern Johor who died in 1895.

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