1 January is The National Day of Brunei. On 1 January 1984, after nearly a hundred years as a British protectorate, Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom.
Before the colonial era, Brunei was an important sultanate in the Indonesian region. Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. The official National Day, which celebrates the country’s independence, is held by tradition on 23 February.