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Muharram in Egypt

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.

Covered bazaar in Ardabil in the northwest of Iran where black banners and flags with Arabic writing mark the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.

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About Muharram

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Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonOct 3MuharramNational holiday
2017FriSep 22MuharramNational holiday
2018TueSep 11MuharramNational holiday
2019SatAug 31MuharramNational holiday
2020ThuAug 20MuharramNational holiday
2021MonAug 9Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2022SatJul 30Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2023WedJul 19Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026WedJun 17Muharram (Tentative Date)National holiday

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