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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 04, 2016
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  • Jun 03, 2017

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Malaysia in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuJan 25, 2024Jan 25Thaipusam (Many Regions)
SaturdaySatFeb 10, 2024Feb 10Chinese New Year
SundaySunFeb 11, 2024Feb 112nd day of Chinese New Year
MondayMonFeb 12, 2024Feb 123rd day of Chinese New Year (Many Regions)
ThursdayThuMar 28, 2024Mar 28Nuzul Al-Quran (Many Regions)
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
WednesdayWedApr 10, 2024Apr 10Hari Raya Puasa
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11Hari Raya Puasa Day 2
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2024May 01Labour day
WednesdayWedMay 22, 2024May 22Waisak Day
MondayMonJun 03, 2024Jun 03Agong's Birthday
MondayMonJun 17, 2024Jun 17Hari Raya Haji
TuesdayTueJun 18, 2024Jun 18Hari Raya Haji Day 2 (Many Regions)
SundaySunJul 07, 2024Jul 07Awal Muharram
MondayMonSep 16, 2024Sep 16Malaysia Day
MondayMonSep 16, 2024Sep 16Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Deepavali / Diwali
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day