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Isra and Miraj in Djibouti

Isra and Mi'raj, also known as Al Isra' wal Miraj, is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

Is Isra and Miraj a Public Holiday?

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

The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.

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About Isra and Miraj

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Isra and Miraj Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuMay 5Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2017MonApr 24Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2018FriApr 13Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2019WedApr 3Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2020SunMar 22Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2021ThuMar 11Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2022TueMar 1Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2023SatFeb 18Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2024WedFeb 7Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2025MonJan 27Isra and MirajPublic Holiday
2026FriJan 16Isra and MirajPublic Holiday

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