Public holidays in Brunei

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This is a list of holidays in Brunei.

Date English name Local name Remarks
1 January New Year's Day Hari Tahun Baru Celebrates the opening of the Gregorian New Year.
23 February National Day Hari Kebangsaan Independence from the United Kingdom in 1984.
1 May Labour Day Hari Buruh Celebrates the economic and social achievements of workers.
31 May Armed Forces Day Hari Angkatan Tentera The founding of Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
15 July Sultan's Birthday Hari Keputeraan KDYMM Sultan Brunei Commemorates the birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in 1946.
1-30 Ramadhan Start of Ramadhan (Cuti Awal Puasa Islam) (30-days) Hari Pertama Berpuasa (30 hari) This Islamic calendar celebrates the open of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
17 Ramadhan Nuzul Al-Quran Nuzul Al-Quran This Islamic calendar celebrates the received of the 1st verses of the Qur'an.
1-2 Syawal Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (2-days) Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (2-hari) This Islamic calendar celebrates the close of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
10 Dzulhijjah Hari Raya Aidil Adha Hari Raya Aidil Adha This Islamic calendar celebrates the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to Allah.
1 Muharram Islamic New Year Awal Tahun Hijrah Celebrates the opening of the Islamic calendar.
12 Rabiul Awal Birth of the Prophet Maulidur Rasul This Islamic calendar celebrates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
27 Rejab Isra Mi'raj Israk dan Mikraj This Islamic calendar celebrates the Islamic prophet Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621.
24 December Christmas Eve Hari Natal Terakhir This Christian holiday celebrates of before the birth of Jesus Christ.
25 December Christmas Day Hari Natal This Christian holiday celebrates of after the birth of Jesus Christ.
31 December New Year's Eve Hari Tahun Baru Terakhir Celebrates the closing of the Gregorian New Year.
Last day of lunar year Chinese New Year Eve Tahun Baru Cina Terakhir Celebrates the closing of the Chinese calendar.
1st day of 1st lunar month Chinese New Year Tahun Baru Cina Celebrates the opening of the Chinese calendar.
2nd day of 1st lunar month Chinese New Year Tahun Baru Cina 2nd day of Chinese New Year
15th day of 1st lunar month Lantern Festival Pesta Tanglung This Chinese calendar celebrates the last day of Chinese New Year celebration.

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