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The Prophet's Birthday 2023 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.

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


About The Prophet's Birthday

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The Prophet's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018WedNov 21The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2019SatNov 9The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2020ThuOct 29The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2021MonOct 18The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2022SatOct 8The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2023WedSep 27The Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
2024SunSep 15The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025ThuSep 4The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026TueAug 25The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SatAug 14The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2028ThuAug 3The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday

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