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National Day

National Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Brunei Darussalam

National Day in Brunei is celebrated on 23 February every year and commemorates the day when Brunei gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. Although Brunei technically gained independence in January of that year, full control away from the British didn’t come until February.

202423 FebFriNational Day
24 FebSatNational Day Holiday
202523 FebSunNational Day
24 FebMonNational Day Holiday
202623 FebMonNational Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The culture of Brunei has continued to evolve over hundreds of years. In the 6th century, trade with China was common. After allegiance to the Majapahit empire, Hinduism left an impact. Ferdinand Magellan became the leader of the land by 1521, and then English adventurer James Brooke (more commonly known as Sir James Brooke) in 1841.

By the late 1880s, Brunei was known as a British protectorate. However, Japanese force occupied Brunei in 1941 during World War II until Australian forces came a few years later in June 1945 to liberate the region.

By 1959, Brunei was considered a self-governing state with a new constitution and under Britain’s control. By 1 January 1984, the country gained its independence from the United Kingdom, after almost two decades of being considered a UK protectorate.

Previous Years

202323 FebThuNational Day
202223 FebWedNational Day
202123 FebTueNational Day
202023 FebSunNational Day
24 FebMonNational Day Holiday
201923 FebSatNational Day
201823 FebFriNational Day
24 FebSatNational Day Holiday
201723 FebThuNational Day