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Maouloud 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 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.

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.


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


About Maouloud

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Maouloud Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedDec 23MaouloudPublic Holiday
2016MonDec 12MaouloudPublic Holiday
2017FriDec 1MaouloudPublic Holiday
2018TueNov 20MaouloudPublic Holiday
2019SunNov 10MaouloudPublic Holiday
2020ThuOct 29MaouloudPublic Holiday
2021TueOct 19MaouloudPublic Holiday
2022SatOct 8MaouloudPublic Holiday
2023WedSep 27MaouloudPublic Holiday
2024MonSep 16MaouloudPublic Holiday
2025FriSep 5MaouloudPublic Holiday

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