Birthday of the Governor of Sabah in Sabah in 2020

Birthday of the Governor of Sabah in Sabah in 2020
A subsidiary peak of mount kinabalu, Sabah Province, Malaysia. Image by Peripitus

  How long until Birthday of the Governor of Sabah?
This holiday next takes place in 79 days.
  Dates of Birthday of the Governor of Sabah in Sabah
2022 Sat, Oct 1Regional Holiday
2021 Sat, Oct 2Regional Holiday
2020 Sat, Oct 3Regional Holiday
2019 Sat, Oct 5Regional Holiday
2018 Sat, Oct 6Regional Holiday
  Summary
Sabah only. This ceremonial date is observed on the first Saturday in October
  Local name
Hari Jadi Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah

When is the Birthday of the Governor of Sabah?

The Birthday of the Governor of Sabah is a regional public holiday in the Malaysian state of Sabah on the first Saturday in October each year.

History of the Birthday of the Governor of Sabah

The Malaysian State of Sabah is located on the northern part of the island of Borneo. Sabah is the second largest of Malaysia's thirteen states. Sabah shares the island of Borneo with Sarawak, Brunei, and Indonesia's Kalimantan region. The state's nickname is the "The Land Below the Wind."

Sabah is one of four Malaysian states that don't have a monarch as the head of state. The head of state is the Governor, also known as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri. Under the State Constitution, the Yang di-Pertua Negeri is elected for a period of four years. The Yang di-Pertua Negeri uses his executive power according to the State Constitution and makes decisions based on the advice from the Cabinet or the Chief Minister. 

Currently serving a third term as governor, Juhar Mahiruddin was first sworn in on January 1st 2011. Mahiruddin is the 10th Governor of Sabah since the role began in September 1963.

The date of the governor's birthday is ceremonial, the current governor was born on born November 5th 1953.

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