Public Holidays in Brunei in 2016

Brunei Upcoming Holidays in Brunei

Christmas Day (observed)
Christmas Day Holiday

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 22 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 28 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

28 January 2017 This National holiday is in 55 days. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Brunei List of national public holidays of Brunei in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday February 23 Feb 23 National Day Hari Nasional. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1984.
Thursday May 05 May 5 Israk Mikraj
Tuesday May 31 May 31 Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (observed) The Royal Brunei Armed Forces was formed on 31 May 1961
Monday June 06 Jun 6 First Day of Ramadhan
Wednesday June 22 Jun 22 Nuzul Al-Quran The revelation of the Quran
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Hari Raya Aidil Fitri End of Ramadan
Saturday July 09 Jul 9 Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday Probable holiday
Monday July 11 Jul 11 Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday
Saturday July 16 Jul 16 H.M. The Sultan's Birthday (observed) Commemorates the birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in 1946
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Hari Raya Aidil Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Al-Hijra Islamic New Year
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Christmas Day (observed) Hari Natal


National Holiday


  • Fridays and Sundays are non working days
  • If a holiday falls on a Friday or Sunday, it will be moved to a working day

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