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Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) 2024 in Australia

Eid Milad ul-Nabi (Mawlid, Milad) falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal. Some Muslims in Australia celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's birth and life on this date with lectures and conferences on Islam and current events in the Islamic world.

Is Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) a Public Holiday?

Although Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) is not a public holiday, businesses and schools may be closed because it falls on the same date as Hari Maulad Nabi in 2024, which is a public holiday in Cocos and Keeling Islands.

Many Muslims in Australia make time during Eid Milad ul-Nabi to read and reflect about the Prophet Muhammad's life.

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What Do People Do?

Many Muslims in Australia may fast during daylight hours on Eid Milad ul-Nabi. They may also attend special prayer meetings or lectures on Muhammad's life or on Islam's spiritual aspects. Some Muslim groups also hold classes for children on Muhammad's life or a communal meal or celebration.

The rooms used during the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebrations are often modestly decorated with banners, flowers or balloons. Other groups hold lectures to inform people about Islam, Mohammed's life and current events in the Muslim world. Stalls selling Islamic books are seen at many events.

Public Life

Eid Milad ul-Nabi is not a federal public holiday in Australia.

About Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) in Other Countries

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Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) 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 Crescent Moon is first seen.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019SunNov 10Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2020ThuOct 29Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2021TueOct 19Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2022SatOct 8Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2023WedSep 27Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2024MonSep 16Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2025FriSep 5Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2026WedAug 26Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2027SunAug 15Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2028ThuAug 3Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim
2029TueJul 24Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.