Birthday of the Governor of Penang in Penang in 2020

Birthday of the Governor of Penang in Penang in 2020
Khoo Kongsi Museum, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia Image by Xiquinho Silva , via Flickr

  How long until Birthday of the Governor of Penang?
This holiday next takes place in 2 days.
  Dates of Birthday of the Governor of Penang in Penang
2022 Mon, Jul 11Regional Holiday
2021 Sat, Jul 10Regional Holiday
2020 Sat, Jul 11Regional Holiday
2019 Sat, Jul 13Regional Holiday
2018 Sat, Jul 14Regional Holiday
  Summary
Penang. Birthday Of His Excellency the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang
  Local name
Hari Jadi Yang di-Perua Negeri Pulau Pinang

Birthday of the Governor of Penang in Penang in 2020

All activities related to the events held in conjunction with the 82nd birthday of the Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas including awards and medals presentation scheduled for July 11, are being postponed to November 2020.

However, the birthday date of the Yang Dipertua Negeri, which has been gazetted as a public holiday for Penang, remains on July 11th.

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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