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Islamic New Year in Iraq

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.

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

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Islamic New Year Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
TueNov 52013Islamic New YearNational holiday
SatOct 252014Islamic New YearNational holiday
ThuOct 152015Islamic New YearNational holiday
MonOct 32016Islamic New YearNational holiday
FriSep 222017Islamic New YearNational holiday
WedSep 122018Islamic New YearNational holiday
SunSep 12019Islamic New YearNational holiday
ThuAug 202020Islamic New YearNational holiday

Quick Facts

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

Islamic New Year 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Islamic New Year 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in September 2018 in Iraq

  • Ashura – Friday, September 21, 2018

United Nation Holiday on September 12, 2018

Fun Holiday on September 12, 2018

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