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Muharram 2024 in Bahrain

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 a Public Holiday?

Muharram is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.


About Muharram

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Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019SatAug 31MuharramNational holiday
2020ThuAug 20MuharramNational holiday
2021MonAug 9MuharramNational holiday
2022SatJul 30MuharramNational holiday
2023WedJul 19MuharramNational holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026WedJun 17Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SunJun 6Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2028ThuMay 25Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2029TueMay 15Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday

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.