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 16 February 2018, 5 February 2019, 25 January 2020

Brunei National Day 23 February

Israk Mikraj (Prophet's Ascension) 13 April 2018, 3 April 2019, 22 March 2020

First Day of Ramadan 16 May 2018, 6 May 2019, 23 April 2020

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day 31 May

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

Nuzul Quraan (Koran Revelation Day) 2 June 2018, 22 May 2019, 9 May 2020

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (End of Ramadan); three-day holiday begins 14 June 2018, 4 June 2019, 24 May 2020

Sultan of Brunei's Birthday 15 July

Hari Raya Aidil Adha 21 August 2018, 11 August 2019, 30 July 2020

Islamic New Year 11 September 2018, 31 August 2019, 19 August 2020

Maulidur Rasul (Prophet's Birthday) 21 November 2018, 9 November 2019, 28 October 2020

Christmas Day 25 December