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Brunei Darussalam : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Dollar (BND)
Internet domain: .bn - Telephone code: +673 - International dialing code: 00
Governement offices are closed on Friday & Sunday but remain open on Saturday - GMT offset: +8 (DST: no)
Weekend: Friday OR Sunday (according to religion)

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Independence Day (Darussalam)National Day
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Monday February 28, 2022Ascension of MohammedMuslim, Sufi
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday April 4, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Nuzul al Qu'ran - Revelation of the Quran (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday April 28, 2022Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Saturday May 14, 2022Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday May 27, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday May 31, 2022Armed Forces DaySecular holiday
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday June 26, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday June 30, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Friday July 15, 2022Bithday of HM Sultan Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Drunei DarussalamSecular holiday
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Saturday July 16, 2022Bithday of HM Sultan Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Drunei DarussalamSecular holiday
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties.

Beginning of school year

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Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays : Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
www.moe.gov.bn
school uniform required
no school on Friday and Saturday
7 years of Islamic religious required for Muslim pupils
Teaching languages: Malay, English, Chinese

Dates confirmed till Jan 2023

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Chinese New Year

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Not a paid holiday when falling on Friday or Sunday

Independence Day (Darussalam)

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Secular holiday : Obtained from the United Kingdom on Jan. 1, 1984

Ascension of Mohammed

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Monday February 28, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Information: Mohammed was taken to heaven by his horse Bouraq. This event took place from the rock protected by the Omar mosk dome.

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday April 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Nuzul al Qu'ran - Revelation of the Quran (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday April 19, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 28, 2022
School holidays :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Ramadan holiday (end)

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Saturday May 14, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday May 27, 2022
School holidays :

Armed Forces Day

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Tuesday May 31, 2022
Secular holiday : The Royal Brunei Armed Forces was formed on 31 May 1961. Known as the Askar Melayu Brunei, (Brunei Malay Regiment in Malay) it was honoured with the royal title on 31 May 1965, when the word 'Diraja' (Royal in Malay) was added to the title. It was then known as Askar Melayu Diraja Brunei, (Royal Brunei Malay Regiment). Since Independence Day, 1 January 1984, the Royal Brunei Malay Regiment has been renamed as the Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (Royal Brunei Armed Forces in Malay). Only Brunei citizens of the Malay ethnicity (Bumiputera) are allowed to enlist in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The Malay ethnicity comprises the Belait, Bisaya, Brunei, Dusun, Kedayan, Murut, and Tutong indigenous races as defined in the Brunei constitution. Military service is not compulsory for any segment of the population; there is no conscription. [Wikipedia]

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Sunday June 26, 2022
School holidays :

Banks are closed

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Thursday June 30, 2022
Banks only :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Bithday of HM Sultan Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Drunei Darussalam

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Friday July 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Under Brunei's 1959 constitution, His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah is the head of state with full executive authority. not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Bithday of HM Sultan Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Drunei Darussalam

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Saturday July 16, 2022
Secular holiday : Under Brunei's 1959 constitution, His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah is the head of state with full executive authority. not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :