Top events in Brunei

July
15

Official festivities include prayers, a royal address to the nation, and a military ceremony. The sultan visits all four of Brunei's districts to...

July
20

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is marked by sunrise-to-sundown fasting and special prayers in mosques. Each evening, hundreds of food stalls...

August
18

The end of the fasting month of Ramadan is marked by a three-day celebration. Bruneians spend time with family, don traditional dress and eat...

Brunei Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday.

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
31
Chinese New Year
Start date:
31 January 2014
February
23
National Day
Start date:
23 February 2014
May
27
Israk Mikraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
27 May 2014
May
31
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
Start date:
31 May 2014
June
28
Start of Ramadan
Start date:
28 June 2014
July
15
H.M. the Sultan's Birthday
Start date:
15 July 2014
July
28
Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
October
04
Hari Raya Aidil Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
25
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
25 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

February
19
Chinese New Year
Start date:
19 February 2015
February
23
National Day
Start date:
23 February 2015
May
16
Israk Mikraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
16 May 2015
May
31
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
Start date:
31 May 2015
June
18
Start of Ramadan
Start date:
18 June 2015
July
15
H.M. the Sultan's Birthday
Start date:
15 July 2015
July
18
Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
23
Hari Raya Aidil Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
13
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
13 October 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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