Holidays in Brunei 2026

There are 13 public holidays with 15 days in Brunei in 2026, two 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 2026, 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 2026, it falls on January 16.

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 2026, it falls on February 17.

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 February 18, 2026.

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, 2026.

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 6, 2026.

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 March 20 to 22, 2026.

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. The holiday falls on May 31, 2026.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on May 27, 2026, 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 June 16, 2026.

Sultan's Birthday
Sultan's Birthday is a public holiday in Brunei, and it is observed on July 15, 2026. The holiday commemorates the birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who was born on July 15, 1946.

The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on August 26, 2026, 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, 2026, 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 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Isra and Mi'rajJan 16, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Chinese New YearFeb 17, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Ramadan StartFeb 18, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
National DayFeb 23, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Nuzul Al-QuranMar 06, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrMar 20, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayMar 21, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayMar 22, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaMay 27, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Royal Brunei Armed Forces DayMay 31, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Islamic New YearJun 16, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Sultan's BirthdayJul 15, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
The Prophet's BirthdayAug 26, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Brunei in 2026.

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