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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.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday 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 Islamic New Year

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Islamic New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriSep 22Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2018TueSep 11Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2019SatAug 31Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2020ThuAug 20Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2021MonAug 9Islamic New YearOfficial holiday
2022SatJul 30Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Official holiday
2023WedJul 19Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Official holiday
2024MonJul 8Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Official holiday
2025FriJun 27Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Official holiday
2026WedJun 17Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Official holiday
2027SunJun 6Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Official holiday

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