SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan will observe April 25 as a state holiday in conjunction with Israk and Mikraj, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
He said although Israk and Mikraj will be celebrated on April 24, the state government decided to declare the following day as a state holiday because the Federal Government has declared April 24 a national holiday.
This is to mark the installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
"It is my hope that everyone including the private sector and the industrial sector will observe April 25 as a state holiday," he said.
He added that Israk and Mikraj was gazetted as a state holiday under Section 8 of the Public Holiday Act 1951.
It is also a state holiday in Kedah and Perlis.