Birthday Of The Sultan Of Kelantan

Beginning annually on the 11th of November and concluding on the 12th, the Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan is a public two-day holiday that celebrates the birthday of the constitutional head of state for Kelantan. The date of this celebration is honorific and doesn’t reflect the actual birthday of the current sultan.

This allows the citizens of this Malaysian state to plan for the celebration each year without having to worry about it changing when a new sultan is crowned. Because the sultan of Kelantan is generally highly regarded by the people, these birthday celebrations are usually observed with a lot of enthusiasm.

A Quick Biography Of Muhammad V Of Kelantan

The current sultan of Kelantan was born Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra on October 6th, 1969 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. He would go on to study at Oakham School in Rutland, England and then he attended St. Cross College and Oxford.

On the 14th of May in 2009, his father, Sultan Ismail Petra, suffered a stroke and was admitted to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. On September 13th, 2010,  Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra was made the 29th Sultan of Kelantan.

Observing The Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan

One of the main celebrations that are observed over the course of this 2-day holiday is an official birthday celebration that’s observed in Kota Bharu. This celebration includes a parade, color guard, and bands. Aside from official celebrations, there are also smaller festivals, parades, and parties located all over Kelantan. There are water sports events as well, and many towns, villages, and cities are decorated for the occasion.

It’s also tradition to enjoy some great Malaysian food on this holiday, and because it’s a public holiday and people have the day off, it’s easy for most people to share a communal meal with their family. Some of the foods enjoyed include Mee goreng mamak, Nasi lemak, Laksa, and Otak-otak. Other foods that may be enjoyed on this holiday include Mee rebus, Chai tow kway, and Wonton mee.

Where is it celebrated?
Malaysia (Common local holiday)
When is it?
This year (2023)
Next year (2024)
Last year (2022)