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A preview of the Brunei bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Brunei Public Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day
        Sat Chinese New Year
Feb.    Sun National Day
        Mon National Day Holiday
Mar.    Sun Isra Mikraj (The Prophet's Ascension)
        Mon Isra Mikraj Holiday
Apr.    Fri Start of Ramadan (Puasa)
        Sat Start of Ramadan Holiday
May     Sun Nuzul Al-Quraan (Quran Revelation Day)
        Mon Nuzul Al-Quraan Holiday
        Sun Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday
        Tue Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday
        Wed Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Holiday
        Sun Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
June    Mon Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day Holiday
        Tue Mid-Year Bank Holiday Banks
July    Wed H.M. the Sultan's Birthday
        Fri Hari Raya Aidil Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Aug.    Sat Hari Raya Aidil Adha Holiday
        Thu Islamic New Year
Oct.    Thu Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet's Birthday)
Dec.    Fri Christmas Day
        Sat Christmas Holiday
        Thu New Year's Eve Bank Holiday Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

02 Jun 2017 Brunei Public Holidays October 5 (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, has announced that Thursday, October 5, 2017, had been declared as a one-off public holiday in Brunei Darussalam "in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty’s ascension to the throne".  14 Jan 2017 Brunei Darussalam 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2017.  17 Jan 2016 Brunei Darussalam 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2016.  01 Jul 2015 Brunei Public Holidays August 15 (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) Brunei Darussalam's Crown Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, in his capacity as Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office of Brunei Darussalam, has announced that, once again, the upcoming observance of the 69th birthday of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's, would be moved from its traditional date in the middle of July to Saturday, August 15, 2015, which has been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Brunei Darussalam.  17 Jan 2015 Brunei Darussalam 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2015.  28 Jun 2014 Brunei Public Holidays August 14 (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has announced that the upcoming observance of his 68th birthday would be moved, this year, from the middle of the month of Ramadan to Thursday, August 14, 2014, which has been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Brunei Darussalam.  04 Jan 2014 Brunei Darussalam 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2014.  08 Jul 2013 Brunei Public Holiday September 15 (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has announced that the upcoming observance of his 67th birthday would be moved, this year, from the middle of the month of Ramadan to Sunday, September 15, 2013, which has been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Brunei Darussalam.  07 Jan 2013 Brunei Darussalam 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Information Department of Brunei Darussalam's Prime Minister's Office has released a list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2013.  06 Aug 2012 Brunei Ramadan Public Holidays Extended (Brunei Information Department-Prime Minister's Office) The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has announced that the upcoming Hari Raya (End of Ramadan, or Eid al Fitr) public holidays in Brunei would be extended from two days to three days of non-working public holidays.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Brunei public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Brunei International Codes BN and BRN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bn (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Brunei information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Brunei maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Brunei commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Brunei, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Brunei that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Brunei, were calculated using the MABIMS (Menteri Agama Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, dan Singapura) lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Brunei, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Brunei, before planning any trip to Brunei. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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