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Muharram/New Year in Jordan

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/New Year a Public Holiday?

Muharram/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 Friday, and some businesses may choose to follow Friday opening hours.

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

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About Muharram/New Year

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Muharram/New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriSep 22Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2018WedSep 12Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2019SatAug 31Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2021TueAug 10Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2022FriJul 29Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2023TueJul 18Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024SunJul 7Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025ThuJun 26Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026TueJun 16Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SunJun 6Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday

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