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Brunei Darussalam : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dollar (BND)
  • Internet domain: .bn - Telephone code: +673 - International dialing code: 00
    Governement offices are closed on Friday & Sunday but remain open on Saturday - GMT offset: +8 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Friday OR Sunday (according to religion)
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday December 31, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Ascension of MohammedMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday February 23, 2023Independence Day (Darussalam)National Day
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    Thursday March 9, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Nuzul al Qu'ran - Revelation of the Quran (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 10, 2023Nuzul al Qu'ran - Revelation of the Quran (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday May 26, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday May 31, 2023Armed Forces DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday June 25, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday June 26, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant :

    Christmas Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Catholic or protestant :

    Banks are closed

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays : Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    www.moe.gov.bn
    school uniform required
    no school on Friday and Saturday
    7 years of Islamic religious required for Muslim pupils
    Teaching languages: Malay, English, Chinese

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023

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    Chinese New Year

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Not a paid holiday when falling on Friday or Sunday

    Ascension of Mohammed

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Information: Mohammed was taken to heaven by his horse Bouraq. This event took place from the rock protected by the Omar mosk dome.

    Independence Day (Darussalam)

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    Thursday February 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : Obtained from the United Kingdom on Jan. 1, 1984

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday March 9, 2023
    School holidays :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Nuzul al Qu'ran - Revelation of the Quran (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Nuzul al Qu'ran - Revelation of the Quran (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad,

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Armed Forces Day

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    Wednesday May 31, 2023
    Secular holiday : The Royal Brunei Armed Forces was formed on 31 May 1961. Known as the Askar Melayu Brunei, (Brunei Malay Regiment in Malay) it was honoured with the royal title on 31 May 1965, when the word 'Diraja' (Royal in Malay) was added to the title. It was then known as Askar Melayu Diraja Brunei, (Royal Brunei Malay Regiment). Since Independence Day, 1 January 1984, the Royal Brunei Malay Regiment has been renamed as the Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (Royal Brunei Armed Forces in Malay). Only Brunei citizens of the Malay ethnicity (Bumiputera) are allowed to enlist in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The Malay ethnicity comprises the Belait, Bisaya, Brunei, Dusun, Kedayan, Murut, and Tutong indigenous races as defined in the Brunei constitution. Military service is not compulsory for any segment of the population; there is no conscription. [Wikipedia]

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday June 25, 2023
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Monday June 26, 2023
    Banks only :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :