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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.

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About Islamic New Year

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Islamic New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
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
2021TueAug 10Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2022SatJul 30Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2023WedJul 19Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2024MonJul 8Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2025FriJun 27Islamic New YearOfficial holiday

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