JANUARY 2019

Brunei International Islamic Festival (3rd-16th Jan 2019)

Showcases Islamic artefacts, heritage, culture, arts and lifestyle. 
Venue     : Pusat Persidangan Antarabangsa, Stadium Road, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : QALBY SDN BHD
Email     : biif.event@gmail.com   Tel : (+673)8319093

World Nasyeed Festival (17th-20th Jan 2019)

Venue     : International Convention Centre, Stadium Road, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : Battle Pro MMS   
Email     : battleproevent@gmail.com   Tel : (+673)8307490

South East Asia Drone Race Championship – International Level (25th-26th Jan 2019)

Venue     : Jerudong Park Bando Mountain 
Organiser : The Dojo Studio 
Email     : race@seadrc.com   Tel : (+673)8357303

The 20th Consumer Fair (23rd-27th Jan 2019)

Venue     : International Convention Centre, Berakas
Organiser : Sunlit Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
Tel       : (+673)245-3666 / 2577   Fax : (+673)245-3777
URL       : www.bruneiconsumerfair.com

FEBRUARY 2019

Chinese New Year (5th-6th Feb 2019)

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.

Pause & Rewind III (10th Feb-3rd Mar 2019)

Creative Space Art Gallery & Studio will feature three established senior artists ; 
Dato Shofry, Pg. Abd. Wahab and Hj. Malek Metarsat, showcasing their works from 
as early as the 1970s.
Venue : Creative Space Art Gallery & Studio, Kilanas

Negara Brunei Darulssalam 34th National Day (23rd Feb 2019)

This year Brunei Darussalam is celebrating it's 34th 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.
Venue     : Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien
Organiser : Brunei Tourism Board
Email     : info@bruneitourism.travel

BenchLab Coffee Latte Art Workshop (24th Feb 2019)

Venue     : Randonnée, Jerudong
Organiser : BenchLab
Tel       : (+673)711-3771

BenchLab Intermediate Character Drawing (For Kids) Workshop (24th Feb 2019)

Venue     : Knowledge Hub, Jalan Anggerek Desa, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : BenchLab

BenchLab Digital Tudong Designing Workshop (24th Feb 2019)

Venue     : iCentre, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Organiser : BenchLab

BenchLab Mandala Art For Therapy Workshop (24th Feb 2019)

Venue     : iCentre, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : BenchLab

MARCH 2019

JIS Production “High School Musical” (1st Mar 2019)

Venue     : Jerudong International School, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : Jerudong International School
Tel       : (+673)241-1000 ext 5240

Who I Am (3rd Mar 2019)

Venue     : AL-AFIAH HOTEL, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : Syajara | Institute
Email     : syajara.institute@gmail.com

BenchLab Pet Cushion Workshop (3rd Mar 2019)

Venue     : BenchLab Makerspace, Simpang 75, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : BenchLab
Tel       : (+673)711-3771

BenchLab Zen Doodling Workshop (3rd Mar 2019)

Venue     : iCentre, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : BenchLab
Tel       : (+673)711-3771

Speed Mentoring & Networking (8th Mar 2019)

Venue     : Rimba Garden Central, Jalan Kampung Rimba, Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : BigBwnProject
Tel       : (+673)711-0470

STRIKE: Redemption (9th Mar 2019)

Venue     : Jerudong Park Ampitheatre, Jerudong
Organiser : STRIKE Promotions
Tel       : (+673)881-8964

Brunei Amazing Race (10th Mar 2019)

Venue     : Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien, Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien,
            Bandar Seri Begawan
Tel       : (+673)824-0025

Earth Hour Brunei (24th Mar 2019)

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

APRIL 2019

MAY 2019

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (31st May 2019)

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.
Venue     : Taman Haji Sir Omar Saifuddien
Organiser : Royal Brunei Armed Forces
Tel       : (+673)238-6373   Fax : (+673)238-1943 
Email     : pru@mindef.gov.bn

JUNE 2019

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (5th-7th Jun 2019)

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 (5th-7th Jun 2019)

Brunei Consumer Fair (27th Jun 2018)

Venue     : Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser : Sunlit Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
Tel       : (+673)245-3666 / 2577   Fax : (+673)245-3777
Email     : bruneiconsumerfair@dsunlit.com
URL       : www.bruneiconsumerfair.com

JULY 2019

His Majesty’s 73rd Birthday celebration (15th Jul 2019)

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.

AUGUST 2019

Festival of Sacrifice / Hari Raya Aidiladha (11th Aug 2019)

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.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Islamic New Year (1st Sept 2019)

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.

OCTOBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

Temburong Bisai Festival (30th Nov-20th Dec 2019)

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 2019

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