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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.

Covered bazaar in Ardabil in the northwest of Iran where black banners and flags with Arabic writing mark 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
2016MonOct 3Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2017FriSep 22Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2018WedSep 12Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2019SatAug 31Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2020ThuAug 20Muharram/New YearNational holiday
2021TueAug 10Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2022SatJul 30Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2023WedJul 19Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024MonJul 8Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025FriJun 27Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026WedJun 17Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday

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