The Sultan of Johor Hol in Malaysia in 2023

The Sultan of Johor Hol in Malaysia in 2023
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  How long until The Sultan of Johor Hol?
The Sultan of Johor Hol
  Dates of The Sultan of Johor Hol in Malaysia
2024 Johor Fri, Aug 23 Regional Holiday
2023 Johor Wed, Aug 23 Regional Holiday
2022 Johor Sat, Sep 3 Regional Holiday
2021 Johor Mon, Sep 13 Regional Holiday
2020 Johor Thu, Sep 24 Regional Holiday

6 Safar. Johor only. Marks the death of the previous state Sultan, Al-Mutawakkil Alallah

  Local name
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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