Source:Brunei Information Department (Prime Minister's Office)
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: October 15, 2020
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 in the Surat Keliling Jabatan Perdana Menteri Bil 11/2015 Negara Brunei Darussalam Hari-Hari Kelepasan Awam Tahun 2016.
As usual (2014-10-04, 2013-10-05, 2012-09-25 and 2011-08-29), the aforementioned list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2016, signed by the Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, Yahya Bin Haji Idris, leaves the dates of the various Muslim public holidays (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday, 1st Day of Ramadhan, Nuzul Al-Quraan, Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Hari Raya Aidil Adha, and 1st Day of Muharram) as "Subject to changes".
Though it makes no mention of it, the aforementioned list of official bank holidays and public holidays in Brunei Darussalam during the calendar year 2016, should not leave any room for the declaration of another one-off public holiday to be declared in August 2016, for the observance of the 70th birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, as his birthday will this year not fall during the month of Ramadan, as was the case for the past 3 years (2015-07-01, 2014-06-28 and 2013-07-08).
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