JANUARY 2013

Brunei Salebration (1st-13th Jan 2013)

BIBD At-Tamwil Berhad University Cup 2013 (5th Jan-10 Feb 2013)

Consumer Fair (9th-13th Jan 2013)

Venue     : National Indoor Stadium Carpark, Berakas 
Organiser : Sunlit Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
Tel       : (+673)245-3666 / 2577   Fax : (+673)245-3777 / 2595
Email     : bruneiconsumerfair@sunlitadvertising.com or sunlit@brunet.bn
URL       : www.bruneiconsumerfair.com

Beautiful Country Project Launch Year 2012-2013 & Adourment Campaign & Clean Village Campaign (13th Jan 2013)

Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu’ Alaihi Wassalam Birthday (Milad Un Nabi) (24th Jan 2013)

The New Xpo (28 Jan-3rd Feb 2013)

Venue     : National Indoor Stadium Carpark, Berakas

FEBRUARY 2013

Konvoi Kenali Negara Kitani (1st-3rd Feb 2013)

Regatta Darulssalam (3rd Feb 2013)

Venue     : Dermaga Diraja, Bandar Seri Begawan

Chinese New Year (10 Feb  2013)

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.

Negara Brunei Darulssalam 29th National Day (23rd Feb 2013)

Venue : Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien
This year Brunei Darussalam is celebrating it's 29th 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 2012) a mass Maghrib prayer and 
Doa Kesyukuran (thanksgiving prayer) will be held in various major mosques 
in the country.

MARCH 2013

Brunei Bike Week (1st-3rd Mar 2013)

Malaysian Education Fair (8th-10th Mar 2013)

Brunei Edutainment Wonderland 2013 (14th-31st Mar 2013)

Under-13 Fobissea (15th-19th Mar 2013)

Pesta Santai Muara 2012 (23rd-25th Mar 2013)

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.

IT & Gadget Fair (27th-30th Mar 2013)

RTB Media Carnival (29th-31st Mar 2013)

APRIL 2013

Standard Chartered Half-Marathon Brunei (7th Apr 2013)

Venue     : Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas

Earth Hour Brunei (23rd Apr 2013)

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

Dream Showcase Wedding/Beauty/Health (24th-28th Apr 2013)

Sukan Ria Antara Syarikat 2013 (28th Apr-25th May 2013)

MAY 2013

Adau Gayoh and Gawai Festival (1st May 2013)

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.

Quality Living Showcase Property/Renocation/Interior (29th May-2nd Jun 2013)

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (31st May 2013)

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 2013

The Fair (3rd-30th Jun 2013)

Isra’ Me’raj (5th Jun 2013)

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.

Consumer Fair 12 (5th-9th Jun 2013)

JULY 2013

His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday (15th Jul 2013)

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.

Nuzul Al-Quran (26th Jul 2013)

Ramadhan Expo (27th Jul-4th Aug 2013)

Venue : National Indoor Stadium, Berakas

AUGUST 2013

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (8th Aug 2013)

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 (21st-23rd Aug 2013)

KPA Walkaton 2013 (25th Aug 2013)

1st Brunei International Motorshow (29th Aug-1st Sept 2013)

SEPTEMBER 2013

1st Brunei International Motorshow (29th Aug-1st Sept 2013)

Brunei International Travel Fair (BITTE) (25th-29th Sept 2013)

ASEAN Expo (26th-30th Sept 2013)

OCTOBER 2013

23rd ASEAN Summit (4th-6th Oct 2013)

Festival of Sacrifice / Hari Raya Aidiladha (15th Oct 2013)

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.

Greentech (30th Oct-3rd Nov 2013)

TECHXpo (31st Oct-3rd Nov 2013)

NOVEMBER 2013

Islamic New Year (4th Nov 2013)

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.

The Fair @ Square Cities (9th-17th Nov 2013)

Venue     : Cities Square Berakas
Organiser : S Team & Citis Square
Tel       : (+673)7-187999(abby) / 256999(Aiman)

Today Lifestyle Expo (27th Nov-1st Dec 2013)

Temburong Bisai Festival (30th Nov-20th Dec 2013)

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 2013

The 4th Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BRIDEX 2013) (3rd-7th Dec 2013)

Organiser : Royal Brunei Technical Services
Tel       : (+673)2-242700   Fax : (+673)2-244797
URL       : bridex2013.com

The Fair – The Hands Of Love (26th-31st Dec 2013)

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

3 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Sir/Mdm,
    I get information that the Istana will open for Hari Raya Aidilfitri from 9th Aug- 10th Aug 2013.
    I have applied visa & scheduled to visit your beautiful country & great Royal Palace (Istana Nurul Iman ) on 9th Aug.
    May I been required advance registration?
    Really appreciate your help.
    Thanks & Regards
    Mr. Chen Weilie

    • Your query had us busy digging the internet for info on registration at the istana. We found zero info of that and we are now very convinced that there isn’t such a requirement as you imagined,lol. Anyway, you enjoy your hols in Bruinei.

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