Brunei Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Public Holidays in Brunei also referred to as “Prescribed Holidays“.
  • As Brunei is a Islamic country, most of prescribed holidays are base on Islamic culture and political observances.
  • Prescribed Holidays may fixed regard to the religion and customs of workers.
  • Entitlement of paid holidays and annual leave is stated in Chapter 93 of Brunei’s Labour Act
  • Nevertheless, Employment contract or Union Bargaining Agreement outline working conditions, overtime compensation, entitlement for paid prescribed holidays and annual leave.
  • Brunei is one of the few countries to have a split weekend – Friday and Sunday are weekend days, and Saturday is usually a shortened day
  • If a holiday falls on a Friday or Sunday, it will be moved to next working day
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DateDayHoliday
January 2017
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Awal Tahun Masihi) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Replacement as 1 Jan falls on a Sunday
28 JanSatChinese New Year - This is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar
February 2017
23 FebThursNational Day (Hari Kebangsaan) - Independence from the United Kingdom in 1984.
April 2017
24 AprMonIsra Mi'raj (Israk dan Mikraj) - This Islamic calendar celebrates the Islamic prophet Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621.
May 2017
27 MaySat1st of Ramadhan * (Hari Pertama Berpuasa) - This Islamic calendar celebrates the open of the fasting month of Ramadhan
31 MayWedAnniversary of Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (Hari Angkatan Tentera) - The founding of Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
June 2017
12 JuneMonNuzul Al-Quran (Revelation of the Quran) - This Islamic calendar celebrates the received of the 1st verses of the Qur'an
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidil Fitri (3 days) - This Islamic calendar celebrates the close of the fasting month of Ramadhan. Day 1
27 JunTueHari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday - Day 2
28 JunWedHari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday - Day 3
July 2017
15 JulySatHis Majesty The Sultan's Birthday (Hari Keputeraan KDYMM Sultan Brunei) - Commemorates the birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in 1946.
September 2017
1 SeptFriHari Raya Aidil Adha* - This Islamic calendar celebrates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to Allah
21 SeptThursIslamic New Year (Awal Tahun Hijrah) - Celebrates the opening of the Islamic calendar.
December 2017
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday (Maulidur Rasul) - This Islamic calendar celebrates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Hari Natal) - This Christian holiday celebrates of after the birth of Jesus Christ.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 JanSatProphet Muhammad's Birthday
19 FebThursChinese New Year
23 FebMon30th National Day
15 MayFriIsra' and Mi'raj*
31 MaySunAnniversary of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF)
1 JunMonAnniversary of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) - Replacement
18 JunThurs1st of Ramadhan *
15 JulWedHis Majesty of Sultan's Birthday
15 JulWedRevelation of the Kora* - Replacement
17 JulFriHari Raya Aidil Fitri *
18 JulSatHari Raya Aidil Fitri *
19 JulSunHari Raya Aidil Fitri *
24 SeptThursHari Raya Aidil Adha*
14 OctWed1st Hijrah 1436*
24 DecThursProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
8 FebMonChinese New Year
23 FebTueNational Day
5 MayThursIsra' and Mi'raj*
31 MayTueAnniversary of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF)
6 JunMon1st of Ramadhan *
22 JuneWedRevelation of the Koran *
(Substitution for 15 July 2014)
7 JulThursHari Raya Aidil Fitri
9 JulSatHari Raya Aidil Fitri
11 JulMonHari Raya Aidil Fitri
15 JulyFriHis Majesty the Sultan's Birthday
11 SeptSunHari Raya Aidil Adha*
12 SeptMonHari Raya Aidil Adha* - Substitution
2 OctSun1st Hijrah 1436*
12 DecMonProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
16 FebFriChinese New Year
17 FebSatChinese New Year Holiday
24 FebSatNational Day Holiday (Independence from the United Kingdom in 1984)
13 AprFriIsra' and Mi'raj *
16 MayWed1st Day of Ramadhan *
31 MayThursAnnaiversary of Royal Brunei Armed Forces RBAF
1 JunFriNuzul Al-Quran (The revelation of the Quran)
15 JunFriHari Raya Aidil Fitri (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatHari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday
18 JunMonHari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday
16 JulMonHis Majesty of Sultan's Birthday (Commemorates the birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in 1946)
22 AugWedHari Raya Aidil Adha*
11 SeptTueAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (Hari Natal)

*To be confirmed. Subject to change.

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