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Muharram/Islamic New Year in Australia

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.

Is Muharram/Islamic New Year a Public Holiday?

Muharram/Islamic New Year is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, September 1, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Australia.

Muharram New Year

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

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About Muharram/Islamic New Year

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Muharram/Islamic New Year Observances

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.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 15Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2016MonOct 3Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2017FriSep 22Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2018WedSep 12Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2019SunSep 1Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2021TueAug 10Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2022SatJul 30Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2023WedJul 19Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2024MonJul 8Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2025FriJun 27Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim

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