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Muharram (Muslim New Year) in Saudi Arabia

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 (Muslim New Year)

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Muharram (Muslim New Year) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedDec 82010Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SunNov 272011Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuNov 152012Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
TueNov 52013Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SatOct 252014Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuOct 152015Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
MonOct 32016Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
FriSep 222017Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
WedSep 122018Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
SunSep 12019Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance
ThuAug 202020Muharram (Muslim New Year)Observance

Quick Facts

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

Muharram (Muslim New Year) 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Muharram (Muslim New Year) 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

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List of dates for other years

United Nation Holiday on October 3, 2016

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