Public Holidays

The dates of Muslim holidays follow lunar calendars and so vary relative to the Gregorian (Western) calendar. Muslim holidays fall 11 or 12 days earlier each year; their final dates are determined by the sighting of the moon and therefore may vary slightly relative to the dates below. The dates we give for some other religious holidays are also approximate. Many religious celebrations begin the night before the dates given.

For details on public and religious holidays (as well as cultural events), see the events calendars posted by Brunei Tourism (www.tourismbrunei.com).

New Year's Day 1 January

Chinese New Year 5 February 2019, 25 January 2020, 12 February 2021

Brunei National Day 23 February

Israk Mikraj (Prophet's Ascension) 3 April 2019, 22 March 2020, 11 March 2021

First Day of Ramadan 6 May 2019, 23 April 2020, 12 April 2021

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day 31 May

Gawai Dayak (Iban only) Evening of 31 May to 2 June

Nuzul Quraan (Koran Revelation Day) 22 May 2019, 10 May 2020, 29 April 2021

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri End of Ramadan; three-day holiday begins 4 June 2019, 24 May 2020, 14 May 2021

Sultan of Brunei's Birthday 15 July

Hari Raya Aidiladha 11 August 2019, July 30 2020, July 19 2021

Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) 31 August 2019, 19 August 2020, 9 August 2021

Maulidur Rasul (Prophet's Birthday) 9 November 2019, 28 October 2020, 18 October 2021

Christmas Day 25 December