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AGONGS BIRTHDAY

When is Agongs Birthday in 2023?

Agongs Birthday in 2023 is on the Monday, 5th of Jun (6/05/2023).

Agongs Birthday is on the 156th day of 2023. There are 209 days left in the year.

Agongs Birthday Facts

  • Date: Jun 05, 2023
  • National
  • Also Called: Yang di-Pertuan Agong
  • Celebrations: Celebrations; travel, cultural performances, military parade
Agongs Birthday iImage Credit: Wikipedia

In Malaysia, the king is known as Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The name literally means He who was made by God. Every year, the people of Malaysia show respect to their head of state by observing the King’s birthday as a public holiday. In the recent past, the celebrations have been held on the first Saturday in the month of June. In July 2018, the king of Malaysia, however, announced the celebration change to September 9th.

The Malaysian Government System

The Malaysian system of governance is based on parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The king heads the monarch and the state of Malaysia. The office was established in 1957 after the Federation of Malaya (present Malaysia) gained self-government from the British colony. The king is also the commander in chief of all the Malaysian armed forces.

The Malaysian parliament is made up of three bodies. These are Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Senate (Dewan Negara) and the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat).

The position of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is not hereditary. According to the Malaysian constitution, the king is elected and appointed by the Conference of Rulers for a five-year term. The Conference of Rulers consists typically of state rulers whose primary responsibility is to deal with matters of national policy.

Traditions of Agong's Birthday

Although Agong’s birthday is celebrated across Malaysia, the largest celebration is held in Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur. Here, a grand ceremony to honor Yang di-Pertuan Agong takes places with the royal family, diplomatic corps and government representatives in attendance.

The ceremony is formal, and medals are awarded to citizens who have performed outstanding deeds of heroism and extreme kindness throughout the year. All the proceedings are usually broadcasted live on TV.

In the morning of his birthday, Yang di-Pertuan Agong also gives a speech to the people of Malaysia from the throne room of the palace. The Agong usually addresses a variety of issues among them politics, challenges the country is facing as well as the global crisis.

The most remarkable event that happens during Agong’s Birthday is the Trooping the Colour parade. This event is usually a massive military parade at the Merdeka Square. The military band, aircraft, infantry, vehicles and all levels of military give honor to the Agong. After the ceremony, the king leads the nation in Islamic prayers before heading for a luncheon with other honored guests in attendance.

How to Celebrate Agong's Birthday

The best way to mark the day is by attending the grand Agong’s birthday in Kuala Lumpur. However, if you can’t attend the celebrations in person, then you can relax at home and watch all the proceedings live on TV.

Another way to celebrate this day is by watching a patriotic film. Join friends and family and watch anything from Merdeka to documentaries that narrate the history of Malaysia.

You can also spend the day visiting heritage landmarks around the country. Join a friend and beef up on the Malaysian history. Visit the National Museum, the Sultan Abdul Samad buildings, the Cultural Village in Sarawak and the Blue Mansion in Penang.

Interesting Facts about the Malaysian Governance

• Malaysian system of the monarch is the oldest in the entire world

• Malaysia has nine sultans who head the states of Malaysia.

• The king of Malaysia is commonly dressed as a Sultan.

• Sultan Muhamad V is the youngest ever Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He became king at 41 after succeeding his father, Sultan Ismail Petra.

• If Yang di-Pertuan Agong is charged with an offense and gets imprisoned for more than a day, he stops being a king unless he receives a free pardon.

Agongs Birthday Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Jun 01, 2013
  • Sun
  • Jun 01, 2014
  • Sat
  • Jun 06, 2015
  • Sat
  • Jun 04, 2016
  • Sat
  • Jun 03, 2017

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Malaysia in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
TuesdayTueJan 18, 2022Jan 18Thaipusam (Many Regions)
TuesdayTueFeb 01, 2022Feb 01Chinese New Year
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
TuesdayTueApr 19, 2022Apr 19Nuzul Al-Quran (Many Regions)
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labour day
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02Hari Raya Puasa (Day 1)
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Hari Raya Puasa (Day 2)
MondayMonMay 16, 2022May 16Waisak Day
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Agong's Birthday
SaturdaySatJul 09, 2022Jul 09Hari Raya Haji
SaturdaySatJul 30, 2022Jul 30Awal Muharram
FridayFriSep 16, 2022Sep 16Malaysia Day
SaturdaySatOct 08, 2022Oct 08Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24Deepavali / Diwali
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Christmas Holiday

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FridayFriFeb 04, 2022Feb 04National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 09, 2022Feb 09National Pizza Day
SundaySunFeb 13, 2022Feb 13Galentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 15, 2022Feb 15National Bagel Day
FridayFriFeb 18, 2022Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22National Margarita Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01National Pancake Day
FridayFriMar 04, 2022Mar 04National Employee Appreciation Day
SundaySunMar 06, 2022Mar 06National Walking Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07National Cereal Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Napping Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Walkout Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20National Proposal Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23National Puppy Day
WednesdayWedMar 30, 2022Mar 30National Doctor Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Burrito Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Beer Day
MondayMonApr 11, 2022Apr 11National Pet Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Mother's Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Wine Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Towel Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03National Donut Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Father's Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21National Selfie Day
WednesdayWedJun 22, 2022Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 12, 2022Jul 12Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 13, 2022Jul 13National French Fry Day
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 20, 2022Jul 20National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 24, 2022Jul 24National Tequila Day
FridayFriJul 29, 2022Jul 29National Chicken Wings Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01National Girlfriend Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07National Sister Day
SundaySunSep 18, 2022Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Taco Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Vodka Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 15, 2022Oct 15Sweetest Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29National Cat Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 03, 2022Nov 03National Sandwich Day
SundaySunNov 06, 2022Nov 06Daylight savings
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25Black Friday
MondayMonNov 28, 2022Nov 28Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 03, 2022Dec 03Candle Day
FridayFriDec 09, 2022Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 16, 2022Dec 16National Ugly Sweater day