Anniversary Of The Coronation Of The Sultan Of Terengganu
Formerly spelled Tringganu, Terengganu is a sultanate of federal Malaysia and its capital is Kuala Terengganu. Under the State Constitution, Terengganu is ruled by a Sultan who is considered to be the fountainhead of all government authority in the state and territory.
This is a hereditary role and the current Sultan’s lineage goes back to 1925. The current Sultan was crowned on March 4th, 1999 and this date is now celebrated as a public holiday every year.
This holiday is known as the Anniversary of the Coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu. On this day, schools and most businesses are closed and many people have the day off to attend special events.
The History Of The Anniversary Of The Coronation Of The Sultan Of Terengganu
In 1724, Terengganu would become an independent sultanate and Tun Zainal Abidin would become its first sultan. Terengganu would become the Rattanakosin Kingdom of Thailand’s vassal state in the 19th century, and by 1909, was a British protectorate.
The State was occupied by the Japanese during World War II, but after the war, Terengganu joined the Federation of Malaya in 1948. After Malaya’s independence in 1957, Terengganu became its state. However, through all of this change and turmoil, there has been a Sultan of Terengganu and the current lineage can be traced back to 1925.
On January 22, 1962, Mizan Zainal Abidin was born. After attending primary school in Malaysia, and grammar school in Australia, he graduated from a London college with a bachelor’s in International Relations.
In November of 18979, Mizan was officially proclaimed to be the crown prince of Terengganu. On May 14th, 1998, his father, Sultan Mahmud, died and he was appointed to be Sultan the following day. On March 4th, 1999, his official coronation was held, a day that is now celebrated as the Anniversary of the Coronation of the Sultan of Terengganu.
Observing The Anniversary Of The Coronation Of The Sultan Of Terengganu
On this day, the general public is given the day off. It’s also a day when schools and most businesses are closed. People use the extra time to attend official events related to the Sultan’s coronation, or with friends and family members.
There are a number of events during this day that includes parades, official ceremonies, and political speeches. Everyone can spread the news about this day using the hashtag #SultanOfTerengganuCoronationAnniversary on social media. In Terengganu, it’s a day to reflect on the work of the Sultan and his position as the fountainhead of governmental authority.