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Muharram/New Year in Malaysia

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

Local names

NameLanguage
Hari Awal MuharramMalay
Muharram/New YearEnglish
MuharramGerman

Alternative name

Awal Muharram

Muharram/New Year 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Muharram/New Year 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015
List of dates for other years

The Islamic year lasts for about 354 days and consists of 12 months. Muharram is the first month and some Muslims mark the start of the Islamic year on the first day of Muharram. Many Muslims fast during daylight hours on the ninth and 10th or 10th and 11th days of the month to mark the Day of Ashura (Yaumu-l 'Ashurah). This is the anniversary of the death of Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammed.

Muharram New Year

There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.

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Muharram/New Year Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
TueJul 241990Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SatJul 131991Muharram/New YearNational holiday
ThuJul 21992Muharram/New YearNational holiday
MonJun 211993Muharram/New YearNational holiday
FriJun 101994Muharram/New YearNational holiday
WedMay 311995Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SunMay 191996Muharram/New YearNational holiday
FriMay 91997Muharram/New YearNational holiday
TueApr 281998Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SatApr 171999Muharram/New YearNational holiday
ThuApr 62000Muharram/New YearNational holiday
MonMar 262001Muharram/New YearNational holiday
FriMar 152002Muharram/New YearNational holiday
WedMar 52003Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SunFeb 222004Muharram/New YearNational holiday
ThuFeb 102005Muharram/New YearNational holiday
TueJan 312006Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SatJan 202007Muharram/New YearNational holiday
ThuJan 102008Muharram/New YearNational holiday
MonDec 292008Muharram/New YearNational holiday
FriDec 182009Muharram/New YearNational holiday
WedDec 82010Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SunNov 272011Muharram/New YearNational holiday
ThuNov 152012Muharram/New YearNational holiday
TueNov 52013Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SatOct 252014Muharram/New YearNational holiday
ThuOct 152015Muharram/New YearNational holiday
MonOct 32016Muharram/New YearNational holiday
FriSep 222017Muharram/New YearNational holiday
WedSep 122018Muharram/New YearNational holiday
SunSep 12019Muharram/New YearNational holiday
ThuAug 202020Muharram/New YearNational holiday

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