Home   Calendar   Holidays   Libya   Muharram
Flag for Libya

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.

©iStockphoto.com/PhilSigin

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

You might also like

Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen!

Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen!

All of December, this comet will be bright enough to see with the naked eye. Find the comet on our interactive night sky map and see when and where you can see it. more

Commuters and tourists in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom.

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward 1 hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. more

Calendar with 12 months

12 Months of the Year

The 12 months of the year are linked to the Moon's orbit around Earth. Why are there 12 months? What do the month names mean? more