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Mawlid in Benin

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 Mawlid a Public Holiday?

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

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

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Mawlid Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriFeb 26MawlidPublic Holiday
2011WedFeb 16MawlidPublic Holiday
2012SunFeb 5MawlidPublic Holiday
2013ThuJan 24MawlidPublic Holiday
2014TueJan 14MawlidPublic Holiday
2015WedDec 23MawlidPublic Holiday
2016MonDec 12MawlidPublic Holiday
2017FriDec 1MawlidPublic Holiday
2018WedNov 21MawlidPublic Holiday
2019SunNov 10MawlidPublic Holiday
2020ThuOct 29MawlidPublic Holiday

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