Prophet's Birthday in United States
Quick FactsEid Milad ul-Nabi (Mawlid or Milad-un-Nabi) commemorates the Prophet Muhammed's birthday.
Prophet's Birthday 2013Thursday, January 24, 2013
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 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|
|Wed||Jan 30||1980||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Jan 18||1981||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Jan 8||1982||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Dec 28||1982||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Dec 17||1983||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Dec 6||1984||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Nov 25||1985||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Nov 15||1986||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Nov 4||1987||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Oct 23||1988||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Oct 13||1989||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Oct 2||1990||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Sep 21||1991||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Sep 10||1992||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Aug 30||1993||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Aug 19||1994||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||Aug 9||1995||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||Jul 28||1996||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||Jul 18||1997||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Jul 7||1998||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Jun 26||1999||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Jun 15||2000||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Jun 4||2001||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Fri||May 24||2002||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Wed||May 14||2003||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sun||May 2||2004||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Apr 21||2005||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Tue||Apr 11||2006||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Sat||Mar 31||2007||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Thu||Mar 20||2008||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|Mon||Mar 9||2009||Prophet's Birthday||Muslim|
|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|
Other holidays in January 2013 in United States
- New Year's Day ―Tuesday, January 1, 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
- Martin Luther King Day ―Monday, January 21, 2013
- Idaho Human Rights Day ―Monday, January 21, 2013
- Civil Rights Day ―Monday, January 21, 2013
- Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) ―Saturday, January 26, 2013
- International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust ―Sunday, January 27, 2013
- e-Day ―Sunday, January 27, 2013
- Kansas Day ―Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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