Holidays in Brunei 2024

There are 13 public holidays with 15 days in Brunei in 2024, four of which fall on weekends: Friday and Sunday.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. In 2024, it falls on January 1.

Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj mark the Prophet Muhammad's miraculous night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, known as Isra, and ascent into heaven, known as Mi'raj. In 2024, it falls on February 7.

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important time for the family union. Hundreds of thousands of people who work outside will go back to their hometowns to meet families and friends. In 2024, it falls on February 10.

National Day
National Day is a public holiday in Brunei. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Brunei's complete independence from the British Empire in 1984. The holiday falls on February 23, 2024, and is observed on February 24, 2024.

Ramadan Start
Awal Ramadan, also known as the Start of Ramadan, is observed on the first day of the Ramadan month, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During Ramadan, Muslims observe a daily fast from sunrise to sunset and engage in acts of charity and self-reflection. The fast is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and it is considered a time of spiritual renewal and increased devotion to God. It falls on March 12, 2024.

Nuzul Al-Quran
Nuzul Al-Quran, also known as the "Descent of the Quran," refers to the event in Islamic belief in which the angel Gabriel revealed the verses of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims consider this event one of the most significant events in Islamic history, as it marks the beginning of the revelations that would eventually be compiled into the holy book of Islam. It is observed on the 17th day of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar, which is March 27, 2024.

Eid al-Fitr
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts three days from April 10 to April 12, 2024.

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day is a public holiday in Brunei. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Royal Brunei Armed Forces were formed in 1961. In 2024, the holiday falls on May 31, 2024, and is observed on June 1, 2024.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 17, 2024, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 07, 2024 and is observed on July 08, 2024.

Sultan's Birthday
Sultan's Birthday is a public holiday in Brunei, and it is observed on July 15, 2024. The holiday commemorates the birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who was born on July 15, 1946.

The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 16, 2024, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca, and he was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Brunei 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Isra and Mi'rajFeb 07, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Chinese New YearFeb 10, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
National DayFeb 23, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
National Day HolidayFeb 24, 2024SaturdayObserved
Ramadan StartMar 12, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Nuzul Al-QuranMar 27, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 11, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 12, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 13, 2024SaturdayObserved
Royal Brunei Armed
Forces Day
May 31, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Royal Brunei Armed
Forces Day Holiday
Jun 01, 2024SaturdayObserved
Eid al-AdhaJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Islamic New YearJul 07, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Islamic New Year HolidayJul 08, 2024MondayObserved
Sultan's BirthdayJul 15, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
The Prophet's BirthdaySep 16, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Brunei in 2024.

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