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.
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.
Eid Milad ul-Nabi is not a federal public holiday in Australia.
About Prophet's Birthday in other countriesRead more about Prophet's Birthday.
Prophet's Birthday ObservancesNote: 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.
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Fri||Feb 26||2010||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Feb 16||2011||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Feb 5||2012||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Jan 24||2013||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Jan 14||2014||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Jan 3||2015||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Dec 24||2015||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Dec 12||2016||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Dec 1||2017||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Nov 21||2018||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Nov 10||2019||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Oct 29||2020||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
Quick FactsEid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Prophet's Birthday 2016Monday, December 12, 2016
Prophet's Birthday 2017Friday, December 1, 2017
Name in other languages
|Mawlid an-Nabi (Geburtstag des Propheten)||German|
Other holidays in December 2016 in Australia
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Thursday, December 8, 2016
- Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016
- First Day of Hanukkah – Sunday, December 25, 2016
- Boxing Day – Monday, December 26, 2016
- Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday – Tuesday, December 27, 2016
- New Year's Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2016