July is the month of celebration in Brunei, a month of appreciation to the beloved ruler of Brunei and a month where His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam turns 72.

To demonstrate loyalty and love to His Majesty, events are being held in Brunei throughout the month. Listed are some of the events that will be held in the month of July:

  1. His Majesty ceremonial parade

The traditional grand parade will be held in the morning of 15th July at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien. This will consist of a royal Guard of Honour which then will be inspected by His Majesty himself, and a grand march parade by the uniform groups in Brunei.

  1. Mini festivals at all four districts

All four district will hold a celebration festival. These includes activities such as cultural performances and mini bazaar by locals from the district  to enliven the atmosphere of His Majesty’s Birthday every year.

  1. His Majesty’s Get Together to all four districts

The kind and loving Sultan also gets to visit each district to get together with the locals. The meet and greet session will also be coupled together with special performances from each districts.  

  1. Regatta

One of the most sought after event is the annual regatta or boat racing which happens during His Majesty birthday celebrations. This will be on the 12th of August at the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan.

Above are just some of the events during His Majesty’s Birthday as part of the celebration. Other events such as National Cycling and “Majlis Ilmu” that will further brighten the festivities during the month will also be held to help us show our appreciation toward the Sultan.

Photo: Sutera/Amir Hazwan

Now that you have these list of choices, take part in the celebrations and get the chance to greet The Sultan.