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Muharram/Islamic New Year in Australia

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Muharram New Year
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.
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About Muharram/Islamic New Year

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Muharram/Islamic New Year Observances

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
WedDec 82010Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SunNov 272011Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuNov 152012Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
TueNov 52013Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SatOct 252014Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuOct 152015Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
MonOct 32016Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
FriSep 222017Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
WedSep 122018Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
SunSep 12019Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
ThuAug 202020Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in October 2016 in Australia

United Nation Holiday on October 3, 2016

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