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14 Jun 2018 | 11:32 PM UTC

Brunei: Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) holiday June 14-19

Brunei Darussalam News Alert

Summary: Muslims in Brunei to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, between June 14-19

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 6/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Brunei). COUNTRY/REGION Brunei


The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began ​around May 15-16 depending on the country, will come to an end at sundown on the evening of June 14. From the evening of June 14 to the evening of June 19, operations in Brunei will come to a virtual standstill as Muslims gather to pray and celebrate with family and friends. Eid al-Fitr celebrations are likely to have a major impact on many businesses, stock exchanges, and public services, which may be unavailable or operating on a reduced schedule. As this period is typically marked by increased travel, heavy road traffic after sundown along with other transportation disruptions (crowded airports, etc.) is to be anticipated.


Eid al-Fitr celebrates the conclusion of a month of dawn-to-sunset fasting and remains one of the most important dates on the Muslim calendar. 


Individuals in Brunei are advised to allow for additional travel time, remain vigilant, and avoid large public gatherings.


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