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Prophet Mohamed's Birthday in Egypt

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 Prophet Mohamed's Birthday a Public Holiday?

Prophet Mohamed's Birthday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

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


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Prophet Mohamed's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriDec 1Prophet Mohamed's BirthdayNational holiday
2018TueNov 20Prophet Mohamed's BirthdayNational holiday
2019SatNov 9Prophet Mohamed's BirthdayNational holiday
2020ThuOct 29Prophet Mohamed's BirthdayNational holiday
2021ThuOct 21Prophet Mohamed's BirthdayNational holiday
2022SatOct 8Prophet Mohamed's BirthdayNational holiday
2023ThuSep 28Prophet Mohamed's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024MonSep 16Prophet Mohamed's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025SatSep 6Prophet Mohamed's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026WedAug 26Prophet Mohamed's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SunAug 15Prophet Mohamed's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday

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