Malaysia: Sultan of Selangor's Birthday
The Sultan of Selangor’s birthday is observed on December 11 every year. It is one of the mandatory holidays observed in Selangor.
Sultan of Selangor is the title of the constitutional monarchy ruler of Selangor. The Sultan is also the head of the Islamic religion in the state. The Sultans of Selangor are descendants of the Bugis dynasty. The succession order of Selangor sultanate is determined by the nearest common ancestor through male ancestors. Inheritance is according to seniority of birth and seniority of lineage. Female descendants are excluded from succession.
The present Sultan of Selangor is Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah who ascended the throne on November 22, 2001, upon the death of his father, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah al-Haj.