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

Muharram New Year

There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.

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About Muharram/Islamic New Year

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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
2015WedOct 14Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2016SunOct 2Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2017ThuSep 21Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2018TueSep 11Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2019SunSep 1Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/Islamic New YearPublic Holiday

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