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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Brunei. Please scroll down to view.

In the sovereign state of Brunei, public holidays are referred to as “prescribed” holidays. Prescribed holidays are generally based on political observances and Islamic culture. According to Brunei’s Labour Code, all workers are entitled to a certain number of paid holidays based on individual religious beliefs and customs of workers.

Most workers are required to enter into either an employment contract or union bargaining agreement before beginning work in Brunei. Respective agreements outline specific provisions pertaining to working conditions, overtime compensation and entitlement to paid prescribed holidays an annual leave. Workers in Brunei are prohibited from working on a prescribed holiday or for more than six days during one week. The normal work week consists of eight hours per day for a total of 48 hours per week. If an employee is required to work on a Friday, the traditional day of rest, compensation is paid at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the normal wage.

Although entitlement to paid holidays and annual leave is guaranteed to all workers by Chapter 93 of Brunei’s Labour Act pertaining to public holidays, most employers adhere to terms of employment contracts and bargaining agreements. The amount of paid annual leave is not mandated by law, but is set forth in respective employment contracts.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
28 JanSatChinese New Year
23 FebThuNational Day
24 AprMonIsra' and Mi'raj *
27 MaySat1st of Ramadhan *
31 MayWedRoyal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Day
12 JunMonRevelation of the Koran *
25 JunSunHari Raya Aidilfitri *
26 JunMonHari Raya Aidilfitri *
27 JunTueHari Raya Aidilfitri *
28 JunWedHari Raya Aidilfitri *
15 JulSatHis Majesty the Sultan's Birthday
1 SepFriHari Raya Aidil Adha *
2 SepSatHari Raya Aidil Adha Holiday *
22 SepFriIslamic New Year *
23 SepSatIslamic New Year Holiday *
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
2 DecSatProphet Muhammad's Birthday Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

*To be confirmed. Subject to change.