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Muharram in Egypt

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

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Muharram Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
TueDec 72010MuharramNational holiday
SunNov 272011MuharramNational holiday
ThuNov 152012MuharramNational holiday
TueNov 52013MuharramNational holiday
SatOct 252014MuharramNational holiday
WedOct 142015MuharramNational holiday
MonOct 32016MuharramNational holiday
FriSep 222017MuharramNational holiday
WedSep 122018MuharramNational holiday
SunSep 12019MuharramNational holiday
ThuAug 202020MuharramNational holiday

Quick Facts

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

Muharram 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Muharram 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in October 2016 in Egypt

United Nation Holiday on October 3, 2016

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