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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
08
Chinese New Year
Start date:
8 February 2016
February
23
National Day
Start date:
23 February 2016
May
05
Israk Mikraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
31
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
Start date:
31 May 2016
June
06
Start of Ramadan
Start date:
6 June 2016
July
07
Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
July
15
H.M. the Sultan's Birthday
Start date:
15 July 2016
September
11
Hari Raya Aidil Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
11 September 2016
October
02
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
2 October 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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