Brunei Calendar 2013
Given its name by the ancient translation of an ancient word that means “Ocean”, this beautiful country is a small piece of Paradise on earth. Sharing a lot of the traditional Eastern holidays, but also adding to them some of its own, the Brunei Calendar for 2013 is filled with a lot of exciting moments.
Like many of the Eastern countries, Brunei also joins the Western world in the widest celebrated holiday on earth. Besides commemorating the Chinese New Year, they also light up the fireworks and mark the beginning of the year according to the Gregorian Calendar.
Tuesday, January 1 2013
Milad Un Nabi
On January 24 Brunei celebrates the Birth Of The Prophet Muhammad. Even though Muhammad himself did not desire such elevation, with the prophet and his companions not doing anything special at the occasion of his birthday, people still mark it and celebrate it.
Thursday, January 24 2013
As a part of the Eastern world, Brunei also includes the Chinese New Year in its Brunei calendar 2013. They take part in the fifteen day long celebrations, which share a great resemblance with the Western customs. People tend to leave everything bad from the past behind them, and set new hopes for the upcoming year.
Sunday, February 10 2013
On this day of the Brunei calendar 2013, known among the locals as Brunei Darusalam, people annualy celebrate the annivesary of Brunei’s independence. These celebrations have taken place around the whole country since 23rd of February in 1984, which is the first day of Brunei as a politically independent country.
Sunday, February 24 2013
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day
Brunei is celebrating this holiday in honor of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, which was created in 1961, still while the country was under British protectorate. People from the same military force, were the ones who contributed torward Brunei’s transition into complete political independence and the whole nation honors that.
Friday, May 31 2013
Night Of Ascension
The Night of Ascension, or as it is known in Brunei – Israk Mikraj, is the reason for marvelous celebrations, which are done in the name of the prophet Muhammad. The direct translation of its name is “The Night Journey” and marks the anniversary of his miraculous ascension to the heavens.
Wednesday, June 5 2013
Start Of Ramadan
Having their own calendar connected to the lunar cycles, at July 9 of Brunei’s Calendar for 2013 the Muslims celebrate the start of the most important day of the year in their faith. This is the month in which the Quran was believed to be revealed.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
His Majesty The Sultan’s Birthday
Being perhaps one of the most widely celebrated birthdays on earth, these celebrations are a definite must for someone who wants to feel Brunei to its fullest. Activities and festivals are held throughout the whole country, and the ceremony that begins with a mass prayer and a public appearance of His Majesty The Sultan, makes it a happening of great proportions.
Monday, July 15 2013
End Of Ramadan
Everything comes to an end, and on August the 8th 2013, this also happens to the most important month in the Muslim calendar. The Muslim calendar is about two weeks shorter than the one that the Western world uses and that is the reason why the start of Ramadan and its end aren’t exactly one month apart.
Thursday, August 8 2013
Hari Raya Aidil Adha
Feast Of Sacrifice
The Feast of Sacrifice, or as the Brunei call it – Hari Raya Aidil Adha is an international Muslim celebration, held in honor of Abraham, who was asked by god to sacrifice his only son – Ishmael, as an act of obedience. Abraham decided to do that, however God did not allow this to happen, and let him sacrifice a goat instead. Because of this, Muslims from all around the world gather and celebrate the Feast Of Sacrifice, also known as Festival Of Sacrifice.
Tuesday, October 15 2013
Islamic New Year
If you happen to spend one year in Brunei, or at least four months, if they happen to be the correct ones, you will get the opportunity to celebrate three new years. In the Brunei Calendar for 2013, after the Western one, according to the Gregorian Calendar, the Chinese one, you will also be a part of the commemoration of the Islamic New Year.
November, 4 2013
Even though the majority of Brunei’s population is Islamic, they honor the Christian faith by celebrating and making Christmas, a National Holiday. This gives you the opportunity to exchange gifts and have the Christmas feeling, while being in the astonishing environment of Brunei.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Brunei Holidays in 2013.!
Category: Brunei Holidays