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Muharram / Islamic New Year in Indonesia

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 / Islamic New Year a Public Holiday?

Muharram / Islamic New Year 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.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.

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Muharram / Islamic New Year Observances

Note: During a public holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017ThuSep 21Muharram / Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2018TueSep 11Muharram / Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2019SunSep 1Muharram / Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20Muharram / Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2021TueAug 10Muharram / Islamic New YearObservance
2021WedAug 11Muharram / Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2022SatJul 30Muharram / Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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