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Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) 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?

Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, November 10, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Australia.

The Holy Quran

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

©iStockphoto.com/mohammad rehan

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

Read more about Milad un Nabi (Mawlid).

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 New Moon is first seen.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJan 3Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2015ThuDec 24Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2016MonDec 12Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2017FriDec 1Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2018WedNov 21Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
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)Muslim
2025FriSep 5Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim

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