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Negeri Sembilan
Public Holidays

Negeri Sembilan Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Negeri Sembilan public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Negeri Sembilan is just south of Kuala Lumpur, bordering Selangor Pahang and Malacca. The name is believed to come from the nine villages settled by the Minangkabau who were originally from West Sumatra, which is present-day Indonesia.

State-specific public holidays

Negeri Sembilan’s public holidays are mostly the same as other states. However, it does celebrate a special holiday each year for the Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday.

Negeri Sembilan is not a royal state in Malaysia. Instead, the state is ruled by Yang di-Pertuan Besar rather than a Sultan. In addition, the ruler is selected by the council of Undangs who lead the four biggest districts in the state – Sungai Ujong, Jelebu, Johol and Rembau. On January 14, Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan’s birthday is celebrated as a public holiday with offices and businesses closed.

Israk and Mikraj is another public holiday celebrated in only a few states including Negeri Sembilan. Israk and Mikraj are two parts of a night journey that the prophet Mohammed took. In the Israk part of the journey, according to the Quran, Mohammed travelled to the farthest mosque and led other prophets in prayer before ascending into heaven on the Mikraj journey. A public holiday is celebrated in Negeri Sembilan on the 27th of Rajab according to the Muslim calendar.

Things to see and do in Negeri Sembilan

The beaches of Port Dickson are very popular attractions for residents and tourists alike. It is said to have been named for a British Officer, Sir John Frederick Dickson. The most famous beaches in the area are Teluk Kemang and Blue Lagoon which offer attractive beaches and amenities.

The Army Museum includes memoirs of military conflicts of the past as well as artifacts used during those battles. Rembau Crystal allows visitors to shop for handcrafted crystal products and watch as crystal is made. It is close to Pedas Hotspring and the Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest.

The State Museum Complex consists of three main buildings and is modelled after a traditional Minangkabau dwelling. The teratak perpatih houses the State Museum and displays royal silver, weapons and photographs.

The Minangkabau people brought a cultural heritage to Negeri Sembilan that is still preserved today. Households practice what is known as Adat perpatih where the husband is the head of the household and inheritance passes from mother to daughter. The Minangkabau is divided into 12 tribes, known as suku and marriage between members of the same tribe is forbidden.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
14 JanSatYang Di-Pertuan Besar
Negeri Sembilan's Birthday
28 JanSatChinese New Year
29 JanSunChinese New Year
2nd Day
30 JanMonChinese New Year
Additional Holiday
9 FebThuThaipusam *
24 AprMonIsrak and Mikraj
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedWesak Day
3 JunSatAgong's Birthday
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri *
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri
2nd Day *
27 JunTueHari Raya Aidilfitri
Holiday *
31 AugThuNational Day /
Merdeka Day
1 SepFriHari Raya Haji *
16 SepSatMalaysia Day
22 SepFriAwal Muharram
18 OctWedDeepavali *
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas