Hari Raya AidilFitri is an Islamic holiday that’s celebrated by Muslims all over the world. In Brunei, it is our most wholesome holiday of the year and most shops and restaurants will be closed for the first three days of the month-long occurrence, so people get to spend uninterrupted quality time with their families and friends. If you’re considering visiting at this time (first 3 days), bring a fancy modest outfit that covers your arms, shoes that cover your toes and a hijab (for ladies). This is one of the few occasions His Majesty’s grand palace, Istana Nurul Iman, is open to the public and you’ll get to meet members of the Royal Family in person! There’s a long line to get in, but if you’re curious what His Majesty’s palace looks like, this is your chance to get in. Once inside, men will be able to meet and greet male members of the Royal Family, including the Sultan, while women will meet female members of the family, including the Queen.
Hari Raya AidilFitri (date varies each year)