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Prophet's Birthday in Australia

Eid Milad ul-Nabi (Mawlid, Milad) falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal. Some Muslims in Australia celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's birth and life on this date with lectures and conferences on Islam and current events in the Islamic world.

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Many Muslims in Australia make time during Eid Milad ul-Nabi to read and reflect about the Prophet Muhammad's life.
Many Muslims in Australia make time during Eid Milad ul-Nabi to read and reflect about the Prophet Muhammad's life.
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What Do People Do?

Many Muslims in Australia may fast during daylight hours on Eid Milad ul-Nabi. They may also attend special prayer meetings or lectures on Muhammad's life or on Islam's spiritual aspects. Some Muslim groups also hold classes for children on Muhammad's life or a communal meal or celebration.

The rooms used during the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebrations are often modestly decorated with banners, flowers or balloons. Other groups hold lectures to inform people about Islam, Mohammed's life and current events in the Muslim world. Stalls selling Islamic books are seen at many events.

Public Life

Eid Milad ul-Nabi is not a federal public holiday in Australia.

About Prophet's Birthday in other countries

Read more about Prophet's Birthday.

Prophet's Birthday 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
FriFeb 262010Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
WedFeb 162011Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
SunFeb 52012Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
ThuJan 242013Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
TueJan 142014Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
SatJan 32015Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
ThuDec 242015Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
MonDec 122016Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
FriDec 12017Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
WedNov 212018Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
SunNov 102019Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 
ThuOct 292020Prophet's BirthdayMuslim 

Quick Facts

Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.

Prophet's Birthday 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Prophet's Birthday 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Prophet's BirthdayEnglish
Mawlid an-Nabi (Geburtstag des Propheten)German
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 December 2016 in Australia

Fun Holiday on December 12, 2016

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