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Isra and Mi'raj in Brunei

Isra and Mi'raj, also known as Al Isra' wal Miraj, is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

Is Isra and Mi'raj a Public Holiday?

Isra and Mi'raj is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.

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About Isra and Mi'raj

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Isra and Mi'raj Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuMay 5Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2017MonApr 24Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2018SatApr 14Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2019WedApr 3Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2020SunMar 22Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2020MonMar 23Isra and Mi'raj observedPublic Holiday
2021ThuMar 11Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2022TueMar 1Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2023SatFeb 18Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2024WedFeb 7Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2025MonJan 27Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2026FriJan 16Isra and Mi'rajPublic Holiday
2026SatJan 17Isra and Mi'raj observedPublic Holiday

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