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When is Agongs Birthday in 2024?

Agongs Birthday in 2024 is on the Monday, 3rd of Jun (6/03/2024).

Agongs Birthday is on the 155th day of 2024. There are 211 days left in the year.

Agongs Birthday Facts

  • Date: Jun 03, 2024
  • 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

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  • Jun 01, 2013
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  • Jun 06, 2015
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  • Jun 03, 2017

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Malaysia in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year Holiday
SundaySunJan 22, 2023Jan 22Chinese New Year
MondayMonJan 23, 2023Jan 232nd day of Chinese New Year
SaturdaySatFeb 04, 2023Feb 04Thaipusam (Many Regions)
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SaturdaySatApr 08, 2023Apr 08Nuzul Al-Quran (Many Regions)
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Nuzul Al-Quran Holiday (Many Regions)
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Hari Raya Puasa (Day 1)
SundaySunApr 23, 2023Apr 23Hari Raya Puasa (Day 2)
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Labour day
TuesdayTueMay 16, 2023May 16Waisak Day
MondayMonJun 05, 2023Jun 05Agong's Birthday
WednesdayWedJun 28, 2023Jun 28Hari Raya Haji
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19Awal Muharram
SaturdaySatSep 16, 2023Sep 16Malaysia Day
WednesdayWedSep 27, 2023Sep 27Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
SundaySunNov 12, 2023Nov 12Deepavali / Diwali
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

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