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Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammed's (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, while Shi'a Muslims mark it on the 17th of this month. Muhammed is believed to be the last prophet.

Is Maouloud a Public Holiday?

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

The Prophet Muhammed was born in Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia that is revered as holy by Muslims.

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About Maouloud

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Maouloud Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonDec 12MaouloudPublic Holiday
2017FriDec 1MaouloudPublic Holiday
2018TueNov 20MaouloudPublic Holiday
2019SatNov 9MaouloudPublic Holiday
2020ThuOct 29MaouloudPublic Holiday
2021MonOct 18MaouloudPublic Holiday
2022SatOct 8Maouloud (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2023WedSep 27Maouloud (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2024MonSep 16Maouloud (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2025FriSep 5Maouloud (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2026WedAug 26Maouloud (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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