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BRUNEI EVENTS 2014

JANUARY 2014

Consumer Fair (8th-12th Jan 2014)

Venue     : National Indoor Stadium Carpark, Berakas 
Organiser : Sunlit Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
Tel       : (+673)245-3666 / 2577   Fax : (+673)245-3777
Email     : bruneiconsumerfair@dsunlit.com
URL       : www.bruneiconsumerfair.com

Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu’ Alaihi Wassalam Birthday (Milad Un Nabi) (14th Jan 2014)

The Fair, CNY (24th-29th Jan 2014)

Venue     : Airport Mall, Berakas 
Organiser : S-Team Solutions
HP        : (+673)7187999 (abby)

Chinese New Year (31st Jan 2014)

Celebrated by Brunei’s large Chinese community, this festival lasts for two weeks.
It begins with a family reunion dinner on the eve of the Lunar New Year.
For the next two weeks, families visit one another bringing with them oranges to
symbolize longevity and good fortune. Traditional cookies and food are sold
throughout cities and towns during this festivity. Unmarried young people and
children will receive angpow or little red packets with money inside, a symbolic
gesture to ensure good luck, wealth and health for the coming year.

FEBRUARY 2014

Negara Brunei Darulssalam 30th National Day (23rd Feb 2014)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien
This year Brunei Darussalam is celebrating it's 30th National Day and the whole 
country is buzzing with excitement. Highlights of the day will be the spectacular
parade by all government bodies, non-governmental organisations, private sectors,
school and colleges. The theme for this year celebration is "Negaraku Brunei 
Darussalam".
On the eve of the National Day (22nd February 2014) a mass Maghrib prayer and 
Doa Kesyukuran (thanksgiving prayer) will be held in various major mosques 
in the country.

Brunei Book Fair (28th Feb-9th Mar 2014)

Venue     : ICC, Berakas
Organiser : Language & Literature Bureau (DBP)
Contact   : (+673)2-382511 ext 176, 178, 182 & 185
Email     : pestabukubrunei@dbp.gov.bn

MARCH 2014

Pesta Santai Muara (23rd-25th Mar 2014)

Venue  : Muara Beach
This beach carnival is aimed at helping the local villagers and improving their 
economy through a social event. It is also a charity drive to collect funds for the 
orphans while supporting the "Kenali Negara Kitani" (Know Your Country) campaign.

Energy Exhibition (24th-29th Mar 2014)

Venue     : Bridex Hall 2, Jerudong

Three-day Expo on Handicrafts, Agriculture (29th-31st Mar 2014)

Venue     : Royal Whart

30th National Day Run (30th Mar 2014@6am-10am)

Venue     : Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium

APRIL 2014

Information Session on the Syariah Penal Code (5th Apr 2014@2pm-3pm)

Venue     : Padian Room, The Brunei Hotel

Spectacle 2014 : Art & Design Graduation Show (9th Apr 2014)

Venue     : Art Gallery, Chancellor Hall

Earth Hour Brunei (23rd Apr 2014)

Organiser : Earth Hour Global
URL       : www.earthhour.org.bn

MAY 2014

Adau Gayoh and Gawai Festival (1st May 2014)

Venue : PSJD building, Kampung Padang Bukit Udal, Tutong
Adau Gayoh and Gawai Festivals are celebrations to mark the end of 
padi harvesting by the Dusun and Iban community respectively.

UBD PRO-BONO Fiesta (16th-18th May 2014)

Venue : UBD Sport Complex

Showcase Community Incubation Programme (17th May 2014)

Venue : Entrepreneurship Village (Male Hostel), UBD

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (31st May 2014)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Omar Saifuddien
Organiser : Royal Brunei Armed Forces
Tel : (+673)2-386373 Fax : (+673)2-381943 
Email : pru@mindef.gov.bn
This holiday pays tribute to the dedicated service of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
It is celebrated with military parades, artillery displays, parachuting and exhibitions.

JUNE 2014

Isra’ Me’raj (17th Jun 2014)

Organiser : Islamic Eminence Development Section, Ministry of Religious Affairs
This holiday, significant to the Muslim world, celebrates the occasion when the 
Islamic prophet Mohammed was awakened by the Angel Gabriel, led to Jerusalem, and
ascended into heaven. This night is observed by special prayers and gatherings at
local mosques.

10th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference (25th-27th Jun 2014)

URL : www.ubd.edu.bn

JULY 2014

His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday (15th Jul 2014)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Omar Saifuddien
This is one of the most important events in the national calendar, with activities
and festivities held nationwide, beginning with a mass prayer throughout the 
country. On this occasion, His Majesty the Sultan delivers a royal address, followed
by an inauguration ceremony held at the Istana Nurul Iman palace. The event is also 
marked with gatherings at the four districts where His Majesty meets with his subjects.

UBD FRESHERS’ WEEK JULY 2014/2015 (20th-26th Jul 2014)

URL : www.ubd.edu.bn

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (28th-29th Jul 2014)

Hari Raya is a time for three days of celebration after the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
On the first day, prayers are held at mosques throughout the country. Families gather to seek forgiveness
from elders and loved ones, adorned in traditional dress. Special festive dishes are made especially for
Hari Raya, including satay (beef, chicken or mutton kebabs), ketupat or lontong (rice cakes in coconut
or banana leaves), rendang (spicy marinated beef) and other tantalizing examples of national cuisine.
It is on this auspicious occasion that Istana Nurul Iman is open to the public. This provides the public
and other visitors with the opportunity to meet His Majesty and the Royal Family and see the world’s
largest residential palace.

Brunei Palace Open House (28th-30th Jul 2014)

International Halal Food Product Expo 2014 (28th Jul-2nd Aug 2014)

Venue : International Convention Centre, Berakas

AUGUST 2014

International Halal Food Product Expo 2014 (28th Jul-2nd Aug 2014)

Venue : International Convention Centre, Berakas

National Youth Day 2014 (1st Aug 2014)

HBT – Myanmar vs Thailand (8th Aug 2014)

Firework Display at Pekan Bangar, Temburong (29th Aug 2014@8.30pm-9.30pm)

Firework Display at Jerudong Park, Amphitheatre (30th Aug 2014@8.30pm-9.30pm)

SEPTEMBER 2014

Youth Day Festival 2014 (4th-7th Sept 2014)

Venue : Indoor Stadium, Berakas

OCTOBER 2014

Festival of Sacrifice / Hari Raya Aidiladha (5th Oct 2014)

Venue : Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Kiulap
This is also known as Hari Raya Korban or Hari Raya Aidiladha. Goats and cows are sacrificed to
commemorate the actions of the Islamic Prophet Ibrahim. The meat is then distributed among relatives,
friends and the less fortunate.

Islamic New Year (25th Oct 2014)

Venue : Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Kampung Kiarong.
Organiser : Islamis Eminence Development Section, Ministry of Religious Affairs
This day marks the beginning of the year for the Islamic calendar, which is based on lunar cycles.
Because it is slightly shorter than the Gregorian calendar year, it is possible for the Islamic New Year
to occur twice in one Gregorian calendar year.

NOVEMBER 2014

BSB International Marathon (16th Nov 2014)

Venue : National Stadium, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan
URL   : www.baamarathon.com   Facebook : Page

Temburong Bisai Festival (30th Nov-20th Dec 2014)

Venue : Temburong District
Temburong, a well known district for its natural treasures has been actively promoting its annual
events since 2007. Held during the 4th term school holidays, this 3 week long event attracts
people from all walks of life including foreign visitors.
Various competitions and activites are organised such as cultural performances,  fishing challenge,
tug of war, remote control boat, photographic and even half marathon. It is also an opportunity for
the locals to boost their income by showcasing their products.

DECEMBER 2014

Source : www.bruneitourism.travel/events/events.html

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