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Events & Festivals 2001

Public Holidays

Most of the holidays or festivals in Brunei are religious celebrations. These days are the ones that mark the anniversaries of important dates in the history of the country. Similar to their neighboring countries, dates of most religious festivals are not fixed as they are based on the Islamic calendar. Some of the fixed holidays are as below:

New Year's Day
January 1

National Day
23 February

First Day of Hijrah 1419
28 April

Anniversary of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces
31 May

Prophet Mohammad's Birthday
6 July

Sultan's Birthday
15 July

Christmas Day
25 December

Variable holidays are as follows:

Chinese New Year
January or February

Nuzul Al-Quran
January or February

Hari Raya Aidilfitri
January or February

Isra Dan Mi 'Raj

Awal Ramadan (1st day of Ramadan)

Anniversary of the Revelation of the Koran

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (end of Ramadan)

Hari Raya Haji

First Day of Hijrah

Hari Moulud (Prophet's Birthday)
July or August

Israk Mikraj
November 1st

Day of Ramadan

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