Birthday Of Yang Di-Pertuan Besar

The Birthday Of Yang Di-Pertuan Besar is a public holiday that’s observed in Negeri Sembilan, a Malaysian state that’s located on the southwest coast of the Malay Peninsula. The ruler of this Malaysian state isn’t known as Sultan as he once was but is instead known as Yang di-Pertuan Besar.

Unlike the hereditary monarchs of the country’s other states, this ruler is elected by a council of ruling chiefs. This holiday is observed on the birthday of Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir on this date in 1948. He was, and as of the date of the writing of this holiday is, the eleventh Yamtuan of Negeri Sembilan.

The History Of The Birthday Of Yang Di-Pertuan Besar

Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir was born on January 14th, 1948 and was the only son to the late Tuanku Munawir ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman out of six children. He received his education at the Tuanku Muhammad and Tunku Besar Schools, and later at the Aldenham School in the UK.

He was made heir presumptive or Tunku Besar in 1960, but was bypassed by the council to become Yang di-Pertuan Besar in father of his uncle, Tuanku Jaafar. Tuanku Jaafar would become the 10th Yang di-Pertunan Besar of Negeria Sembilan in 1967. After Tuanku Jaafar’s death in 2008, Tunku Muhriz was made the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Besar.

Observing The Birthday Of Yang Di-Pertuan Besar

This holiday is observed with birthday celebrations for the Yang di-Pertuan Besar. These ceremonies are held in the royal capital of Seri Menant in the Kuala Pilah District. Of course, there are also celebrations held at the capital of Negeri Sembilan, Seremban.

Some of the events that take place on this day include parades, cultural festivals, art exhibitions, historical exhibitions, concerts, sporting events, and food. People enjoy traditional Negeri Sembilan dishes such as Siew Pow (a meat-filled pastry), Beef Noodles, and Hakka Mee (yellow noodles tossed with pork gravy, minces pork, and spring onions).

Where is it celebrated?
Malaysia (Common local holiday)
When is it?
This year (2023)
January 14 Saturday
Next year (2024)
January 14 Sunday
Last year (2022)
January 14 Friday