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Muharram in Libya

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 a Public Holiday?

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

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Muharram New Year

There may be some congestion around mosques on some days, particularly in the evenings, during Muharram.

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About Muharram

Read more about Muharram.

Muharram Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 15MuharramPublic Holiday
2016MonOct 3MuharramPublic Holiday
2017FriSep 22MuharramPublic Holiday
2018WedSep 12MuharramPublic Holiday
2019SunSep 1MuharramPublic Holiday
2020ThuAug 20MuharramPublic Holiday
2021TueAug 10MuharramPublic Holiday
2022SatJul 30MuharramPublic Holiday
2023WedJul 19MuharramPublic Holiday
2024MonJul 8MuharramPublic Holiday
2025FriJun 27MuharramPublic Holiday

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