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Sultan of Pahang's Birthday

Sultan of Pahang's Birthday 2018 and 2019

Pahang is one of the royal Sultanates of Malaysia, and it is the largest of all states in Peninsular Malaysia. Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday is an official public holiday and off-work day in Pahang, occurring every 24 October.

Year Date Day Holiday States
2018 24 Oct Wed Sultan of Pahang's Birthday Pahang
2019 24 Oct Thu Sultan of Pahang's Birthday Pahang

Ahmad Shah, born on 24 October, 1930, is currently Sultan of Pahang. He is the son of the former Sultan, Abu Bakar, who reigned from 1932 to 1974. Ahmad Shah’s reign began on 8 May, 1974, although his official enthronement ceremony was on 6 May, 1975. Ahmad Shah is the fifth of Pahang’s Sultans.

Ahmad Shah was educated at colleges and universities in both Malaysia and in the U.K. He is a great lover of sports, including soccer, golf, horseback riding and polo.

The Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque in Kuantan, Pahang’s capital city, is named after the sitting Sultan. It has five beautiful blue domes and four sharply spiked spires.