The Prophet's Birthday in United States
Quick FactsEid Milad ul-Nabi (Mawlid or Milad-un-Nabi) commemorates the Prophet Muhammed's birthday.
|The Prophet's Birthday||English|
|יום הולדת הנביא מוחמד||Hebrew|
|Geburtstag des Propheten||German|
The Prophet's Birthday 2013Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Prophet's Birthday 2014Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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
Eid Milad ul-Nabi (Mawlid, Milad-un-Nabi) celebrates the Prophet Muhammad's life. It falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal. Some Muslims in the United States mark this occasion by fasting or holding communal meals, special prayers or outdoor celebrations.
What do people do?
Islamic educational institutions in the United States often hold lectures or classes on Muhammed's (or Mohammad's) life and how Muslims can live an honorable life. They may also invite non-Muslims to communal meals and lectures or discussions on Islam. These events usually aim to increase the understanding of Islam in the non-Muslim community, rather than to convert people to Islam.
Some communities hold open-air celebrations or parades. People attending the parades may carry green banners and men and boys wear green clothing or headgear. Girls often wear pink and white clothes. A communal meal may be held or birthday cake may be distributed at the end of the celebrations. The food is often also shared with non-Muslims.
Eid Milad ul-Nabi is not a federal public holiday in the United States. However, some Muslim businesses and organizations may be closed for part or all of the day or offer a reduced level of service. Parades or outdoor celebrations may cause some local disruption to traffic.
About The Prophet's Birthday in other countriesRead more about The Prophet's Birthday.
The 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|
|Tue||Oct 2||1990||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Sep 21||1991||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Sep 10||1992||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Aug 30||1993||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Aug 19||1994||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Aug 9||1995||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Jul 28||1996||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Jul 18||1997||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Jul 7||1998||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Jun 26||1999||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Jun 15||2000||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Jun 4||2001||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||May 24||2002||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||May 14||2003||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||May 2||2004||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Apr 21||2005||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Apr 11||2006||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Mar 31||2007||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Mar 20||2008||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Mar 9||2009||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Feb 26||2010||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Feb 16||2011||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Feb 5||2012||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Jan 24||2013||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Jan 14||2014||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Jan 3||2015||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Dec 24||2015||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Dec 12||2016||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Dec 1||2017||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Nov 21||2018||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Nov 10||2019||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Oct 29||2020||The Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
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- World Braille Day ―Friday, January 4, 2013
- Epiphany ―Sunday, January 6, 2013
- International Programmers' Day ―Monday, January 7, 2013
- Orthodox Christmas Day ―Monday, January 7, 2013
- Stephen Foster Memorial Day ―Sunday, January 13, 2013
- Orthodox New Year ―Monday, January 14, 2013
- Lee Jackson Day ―Friday, January 18, 2013
- Robert E Lee's Birthday ―Saturday, January 19, 2013
- Confederate Memorial Day ―Saturday, January 19, 2013
- Inauguration Day ―Sunday, January 20, 2013
- Robert E Lee's Birthday ―Monday, January 21, 2013
- Civil Rights Day ―Monday, January 21, 2013
- Martin Luther King Day ―Monday, January 21, 2013
- Idaho Human Rights Day ―Monday, January 21, 2013
- Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat ―Saturday, January 26, 2013
- International Customs Day ―Saturday, January 26, 2013
- e-Day ―Sunday, January 27, 2013
- World Religion Day ―Sunday, January 27, 2013
- International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust ―Sunday, January 27, 2013
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