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The Prophet's Birthday in Iraq

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 The Prophet's Birthday a Public Holiday?

The Prophet's Birthday 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 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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The Prophet's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJan 3The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2015ThuDec 24The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2016MonDec 12The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2017FriDec 1The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2018WedNov 21The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2019SatNov 9The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2020ThuOct 29The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2021TueOct 19The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2022SatOct 8The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2023WedSep 27The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2024MonSep 16The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2025FriSep 5The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday

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