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Islamic New Year in Kuwait

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 Islamic New Year a Public Holiday?

Islamic New Year is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2011SatNov 26Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2012ThuNov 15Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2013TueNov 5Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2014SatOct 25Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2015ThuOct 15Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2016MonOct 3Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2017FriSep 22Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2018WedSep 12Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2019SunSep 1Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2020ThuAug 20Islamic New YearOfficial holiday

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